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We are looking for an Associate Director with strong expertise in insight-led reputation strategy and narrative development. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and strong writer, with experience in roles either within politics, communications, or the media.

As an Associate Director within Teneo you’ll help lead teams to develop winning reputation strategies grounded in audience insight that have impact for our clients. If you have an interest in helping clients under high scrutiny build and protect reputation, this role will be of interest.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering reputation strategy projects to help our clients identify and define their strategic positioning and narrative, working into senior client leads
  • Build strong working relationships with senior clients and their teams
  • Developing strategies that are rooted in audience insight and help clients meet their business objectives
  • Build, motivate and manage high-performing teams to deliver impactful work for clients
  • Project management including resourcing, budget management and profitability
  • Growing existing client briefs and contributing to winning new business
  • Proactively contributing to and fostering a knowledge-sharing environment with clients and colleagues - seeking new insights, knowledge, and expertise
  • Talent management of junior colleague
  • Where candidates have come from a non-consultancy background, we would be prepared to accelerate learning and development in these areas

Key Skills & Experience

  • At least 7 years’ experience working in roles where clear and persuasive communication is critical, such as politics, communications consultancy, marketing, or the media
  • Demonstrable experience in developing impactful insights and strategic thinking
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and deliver strategic advice
  • Experience in using audience research (qualitative and quantitative) to shape strategic decision-making
  • Excellent writing, ideally with experience in drafting narratives and positioning statements
  • Able to lead and motivate teams to deliver high-quality work
  • An engaging self-starter with strong attention to detail
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to foster good working relationships
  • Understanding of project management including budget and resource management

What we can offer 

New joiners are supported by an induction programmes, and continuous development is a key focus of life at Teneo - learning and knowledge sharing are at the heart of this. We have an environment and culture that is focused on supporting your development and career progression. We support this with a dedicated Learning Team who provide a range of learning opportunities and personal development support.  

Our face-to-face learning is supported by some 100 modules of e-learning available on our internal knowledge management system. 

Given our client base you’ll be working on career-defining work that is exciting, rewarding and one where you can make a real impact to high profile projects. 

Company Benefits  

As well as this we offer a whole host of benefits and reward including; 

  • Competitive salary (depending on experience)
  • 28 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Annual salary review
  • Pension (with company contribution: 5% of annual salary)
  • 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
  • Flexible working with office laptop and phone provided

About Teneo  

Teneo advises business leaders, enabling them to achieve goals faster and at lower cost by earning trust, navigating disruption, and removing barriers. We are built to help businesses succeed in a world no longer defined by boundaries and disciplines. Working exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues.  

Across the globe, Teneo employs more than 1,200 people, offering global reach from a light infrastructure, built out of regional hubs. Our culture is critical to our success. We have a flat management structure with an open and supportive office atmosphere. To support progression and learning, we foster a supportive environment with a focus on mental health and wellbeing as well as adopting an inclusive environment that allows all employees to flourish.  We recognise that diversity is essential for our business and encourage applicants from all backgrounds.  

At Teneo, we have fully embraced hybrid working and redefined the way we work such that it facilitates collaboration, optimises productivity and promotes the health and wellbeing of our people. We are adopting a 60:40 principle of office:remote working across our UK business which offers the flexibility to ensure that our people are empowered to find the right rhythm for themselves, our teams and our clients. We are also happy to discuss other forms of flexible working so please let us know if this is something you would like to discuss.  

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