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About Hanbury Strategy

We turn insight into impact. Whether you face a communications challenge or have a policy goal, our exceptional team uses our understanding of public opinion, the press and politics to create campaigns that work. We love policy and have a relentless focus on achieving great results for our clients.

The role

To support the continued growth and development of our financial services team, we are looking for a driven and talented policy adviser to join us. The successful candidate will have a passion for politics, specifically with an interest and experience in the financial services policy space. You will be someone who is committed to delivering excellence and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The adviser will be a pivotal player in a team that provides cutting edge regulatory and political analysis and engagement advice to some of the most exciting brands in the industry, and help shape the future of this fast-growth part of the business.

You will have proven experience as a policymaker or working for a financial services institution, a trade association, a consultancy or in a financial services-facing political role.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Client Management

  • Work across our impressive portfolio of financial services clients on policy support as well as supporting clients from other sectors;
  • Provide regulatory/political analysis and engagement advice. An active player in client delivery;
  • Consistently focussed on what matters most to clients, how to add value through policy knowledge and counsel;
  • Support client relationship management demonstrating strong lateral thinking and an aptitude for joining the dots across client briefs.

Leadership & Development

  • Capable of integrating and quickly establishing a manager position in a team, equally comfortable interacting with senior advisers and directing capable executives;
  • Coaches and supervises junior colleagues on accounts, including delegation, motivation, and development;
  • Gives final approval of work created by more junior colleagues, providing coaching and effective feedback;
  • Makes constructive proposals for changing and improving working practices in the team.

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Strong political insight and intuition with a shrewd understanding of the UK political and regulatory landscape, in particular in Financial Services;
  • Experience could be across any part of the financial services policy spectrum, in areas including sustainable finance, digital finance, markets legislation or prudential legislation;
  • Possesses an analytical mind with first class verbal and written communications skills. Expected to absorb and assess technical policy documents and other source materials, creating crisp summary copy and recommendations;
  • Has a nascent network in the Financial Services arena and a keen interest to grow this further;
  • Proven experience, for example as a policymaker or working for a financial services institution, a trade association, a consultancy or possibly in a financial-services facing political role;
  • Dedicated to producing high quality work and going the extra mile in a fast paced environment;
  • Experience as a people manager or coaching others would be beneficial;
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills to encourage respectful debate and is not afraid to take risks;
  • Is not afraid uo break new ground and find new ways to solve old problems. An entrepreneurial approach, with the ability to think on your feet.
  • Enjoy working with people with a diverse range of backgrounds and opinions.


  • 28 days paid leave plus bank holidays and time off over Christmas;
  • Pension plan - 4% company contribution;
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Normal working hours are 9am - 6pm;
  • UK Office by London Bridge;
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan;
  • Option to access the ‘work from abroad’ policy for up to 20 days a year;
  • The opportunity to opt in to Vitality including private health care and subsidised gym;
  • Access to a full social and cultural calendar and employee wellness programmes;
  • A rich and diverse people development programme including fortnightly internal training sessions and a full annual programme of external trainers and inspirational speakers.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply button below for more details, and when applying please clearly state that you saw the role through the PubAffairs network.

Hanbury Strategy is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex or sexual orientation. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we are open to discussions about alternative working patterns or hours.

Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to be made during recruitment or in employment for reasons associated with your physical or mental health. We are committed to ensuring everyone is able to fully participate in whatever way is most appropriate for them.

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

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Sunday 30th June 2024