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Job purpose

As a senior member of the consultancy team, the purpose of this job is to provide political, industry and strategic expertise and to lead on a number of accounts ensuring consistently high-quality work for clients and to drive new business growth and client retention.

Attitude and Approach

Account Directors are expected to:

  • Lead and develop all their accounts;
  • Develop, manage, motivate and coach their teams to deliver consistently high performance;
  • Be regarded as trusted adviser by their clients and their colleagues;
  • Lead by example and demonstrate GK’s values;
  • Contribute to a positive working environment on teams and across GK;
  • Take ownership for your accounts and all your work;
  • Contribute to the long term development of GK;
  • Be an external ambassador for GK.

Key accountabilities


  • Provide strategic communications consultancy services to a portfolio of assigned clients;
  • Actively manage and develop the overall client relationship and ensure that the client journey is fully embedded and embraced by all client teams at all stages;
  • Take responsibility for quality control of all consultancy provided by assigned client teams;
  • Own and manage the account planning process including budget, allocation, resourcing and recovery of billable hours;
  • Utilise GK strategic advisers and GK leadership as appropriate to support client activity.

New business

  • Seek out new business opportunities with both new and existing clients to generate fee income and coach direct reports in developing their skills in this area;
  • Participate in new business proposals and pitches for new clients with direction from the leadership team;
  • Develop content and GK credentials and capabilities to develop agreed priority areas for business development;
  • Preparation of proposal documents for sign off by a Director as per company procedure;
  • Attend at least 4 meetings, 2 events and write 1 blog per month to support new business activity;
  • Participate in GK senior team meetings providing insight, ideas and advice as appropriate.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Monday 11th February 2019