Associate Director 

Greenhouse is looking for an Associate Director to join our fast-growing energy and clean tech practice, based in London or Bristol. You will lead creative, integrated communications campaigns for change making brands, technology pioneers and global leaders in clean energy.

We use the power of communications to drive social and environmental change. We’re not like other agencies - our purpose is to have a positive impact on the world. It’s why we were named PRCA Specialist Consultancy of the year. Our energy and clean tech practice believes in achieving a zero-carbon economy, supporting start-ups to multinationals who can accelerate decarbonisation. We are young, vibrant and growing fast.

You will be a senior leader, owning client accounts, devising impactful multi-disciplinary campaigns and supporting a high-functioning team. You will be trusted to manage and grow our clients, people and business. You will be enthusiastic, imaginative and highly collaborative, reporting to the Head of Energy and Clean Tech. 

The right person will be strategic, assertive and commercial, with a strong commitment to achieving positive impact. You will have a passion for turning complex issues, ideas and technologies into highly engaging communications that deliver meaningful results.

You will have a strong background in energy and/or clean tech and experience of integrated communications disciplines. You will also understand the UK and/or international policy environment and be able to bring that knowledge into your role.

Most of all, you’ll enjoy the idea of working in an incredibly supportive, mission-driven team, where wellbeing is paramount and everyone is working to a common goal.

Person specification:

  • Energetic, committed and determined.
  • Friendly, collaborative and approachable.
  • Open to new ideas, views and perspectives.
  • Have the confidence to back your opinions, whilst being open to different ideas and evidence.
  • Able to give and receive firm, frank and fair feedback that benefits you and those around you.
  • Passion for making a difference to our environment, the community and the world around us.

Essential skills:

  • Track record devising and executing creative strategies and integrated campaigns using multiple communications and engagement disciplines that deliver tangible impact.
  • Strong experience leading communications and/or policy campaigns for energy and/or clean tech companies, from start-up to multinational scale, with deep sector knowledge.
  • Proven ability to independently lead client relationships, manage large and small accounts and teams in an integrated communications agency.
  • Proficient at managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines and working well in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Adept at budgeting and efficient campaign management.
  • Able to lead, coach and build the capabilities of junior members of the team.
  • Desire to seek out new business opportunities and support a fast growth practice.
  • Understanding of the UK and/or international policy environment for energy.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience delivering policy, public affairs and/or stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Experience delivering international communications campaigns.
  • Experience running and facilitating client workshops (e.g. strategy / messaging).


  • Competitive salary package.
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays and your birthday day off.
  • Private healthcare, including gym discounts and other benefits.
  • Ethical pension plan.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Wellbeing benefits such as weekly yoga sessions.
  • Focus on your personal development, including external training / professional coaching.
  • EV car club with benefits in kind tax relief.
  • Discretionary bonus: up to 10% of salary paid annually based on performance
  • Opportunities to connect, network and work with globally-recognised sustainability pioneers.
  • Become part of a growing (35+ consultants) and award-winning mission-led agency.
  • Feel confident you are making an impact on the biggest challenges facing society.

How to apply 

To apply, please email [email protected] with a tailored CV and cover letter. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we would recommend submitting an application as soon as possible. 

Salary will be dependent on experience (benchmarked against industry standards)

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.