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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.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply button below to visit our website to read about the comeptencies and responsibilities of the role and for details about how to apply. When applying, please ensure that you clearly state that you saw the role through the PubAffairs network.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Thursday 14th February 2019