Associate Consultants, Strategy & Communications

Teneo has a fantastic opportunity for two enthusiastic and energetic Associate Consultants looking to progress their career in Strategy & Communications.

We encourage our people to explore and gain experience across different communications disciplines, and the successful candidate will work across all four of our centres of excellence – Campaigning, Financial, Situations and Political, and Strategy.

We are looking for candidates with wide-ranging perspectives who, like us, are intellectually curious, creative, collaborative and eager to learn.

About Teneo London
Teneo London advises business leaders, enabling them to achieve goals faster by earning trust, navigating disruption and removing barriers. We focus on strategy and communications advice, working in close partnership with clients to help them address their biggest reputational and business issues. We have four centres of excellence but just one P&L, so we enjoy all the benefits of integrated working without the internal politics.

We’re an ambitious, global agency which allows candidates unmatched opportunities to develop and work with inspiring, motivated people.

About this role

An Associate Consultant (AC) at Teneo is the lynch-pin for account coordination and provides strong project and time management. They’re responsible for providing great insights and staying ahead of news and developments from key stakeholders. They ensure that all client reporting is completed and shared in a timely manner.

ACs help ensure new junior team members settle into their roles, demonstrating a collegiate approach to working with others. They work into and learn from our Consultants, Senior Consultants, Associate Directors and Managing Directors, with the structure of each team varying based on our scope and clients’ needs.

General responsibilities

  • Build good client relationships and provide strong coordination for client work and teams
  • Develop strong understanding of relevant client’s business and how to communicate with key stakeholder audiences: employees, customers, investors, media and communities
  • Understand the importance of managing deadlines and proactively communicating about progress against them
  • Are reliable and responsive with a positive attitude and willingness to get involved without waiting to be asked
  • Contribute to new business by developing own external network and seek opportunities for organic growth
  • Develop relationships with colleagues in London and globally
  • Stay well informed and share knowledge with teams and clients
  • Prepare for and respond to live issues, crises and other high stakes moments
  • Support clients to communicate their positions to business-critical stakeholders
  • Undertake or commission original research on client areas of interest

There may also be specific responsibilities relating to the centre of excellence you are working with, such as:

  • Co-ordinating large consumer or stakeholder research projects
  • Preparing presentations that summarise research and highlight insight for strategy outputs
  • Helping clients to shape and respond to government and regulatory policy proposals
  • Advising clients on political developments
  • Identifying and building relationships with clients’ target media
  • Generating creative ideas to bring campaigns to life via media and digital channels
  • Monitoring sell-side coverage, share price performance and valuation
  • Formulating ways of more effectively aggregating, manipulating and presenting data

 Skills and experience required

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Appetite for numeracy and analysis of company strategy and performance
  • Ability to build good client relationships
  • Ability to make valuable contributions in internal and external meetings
  • Good listening skills
  • High standard of attention to detail
  • Experience generating good quality research and presenting insights in a useable and engaging way
  • Motivated to build their own skills and knowledge and willingness to ask questions along the way
  • Enthusiasm about creativity and campaigning as well as managing reputational risk   
  • A positive, flexible and ambitious team player
  • Works well under pressure

What else can you expect at Teneo?

Our Culture & Values

Our work is driven by a challenger mentality, underpinned by our distinctive and defining culture and values. Our culture focuses on seeing challenges through the eyes of business leaders, advising fearlessly and executing brilliantly based on rigorous, evidence-based insights. We are driven by intellectual curiosity, creative flair, a determination to make the complex simple, and a collaborative, restless spirit.


  • Competitive salary (depends on experience)
  • 25 days holiday (increases to 28 days after 3 years of service)
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Annual salary review
  • Pension (company contribution: 5% of annual salary)
  • Extensive investment in personal development & learning, with face-to-face learning supported by some 100 modules of e-learning available on our knowledge management system, the Ecosystem
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (depending on length of service) and shared parental leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work schemes
  • Season ticket loans
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities
  • Modern office at London Bridge with fruit, coffee and snacks available 

To apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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

About our Strategy & Communications teams

At Teneo we value both depth and breadth of experience and our ability to provide an integrated offering is a key differentiator for our clients. Here’s some more information about our four centres of excellence:

-        Campaigning

We create high impact moments over time, and at scale, that cause audiences to pause and think about an organization. We organise our skills and expertise under one campaigning approach – drawing on disciplines including social, digital, traditional media relations, content creation, employee engagement/internal comms, issues management – to reach the audiences that matter. Our Campaigning clients include Instagram, Facebook, McDonald’s, Tesco, RBS, Vitality, RAF Benevolent Fund, DFS, O2 and Primark.

-        Financial Communications

We help Boards and executive teams build their reputations and communicate effectively with the global financial community and those who influence it: investors, analysts and media.  We help our clients navigate uncertainty and emerging issues, engage constructively and productively with all stakeholders, and enable them to achieve their business objectives by ensuring awareness and understanding of the company’s long-term strategy. Current clients include companies as diverse as Tesco, Metro Bank, Kingfisher, Pizza Express, Balfour Beatty and Jaguar Land Rover and we are also working on M&A opportunities with Takeaway Just Eat and the London Stock Exchange.

-        Situations and Political

We help our clients navigate uncertainty, understand risk and reputation, engage constructively and productively with stakeholders, respond to emerging issues and threats, and achieve business objectives by shaping a positive political, policy and regulatory environment in the UK. We work with the leadership of some of the largest publicly listed and private companies and charitable organisations in the world, helping to shape their narratives and influence the environment in which they operate. Our clients span a cross-section of industries including tech, health, insurance, banking, food and drink, and the charity sector. 

-        Strategy

Our Strategy team provides evidence-led answers to the biggest questions our clients ask, such as: how should we define ourselves, how can we turnaround our reputation, how should we be organising ourselves? The team helps clients make the right strategic choices and set priorities to unlock value, then shape the capabilities to deliver.