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Account Manager, Financial Services

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Account Director
May 30, 2022

WA Communications is seeking an exceptional Account Manager to join its growing Financial Services division.

Launched as part of the award-winning Strategic Communications practice, the Financial Services team is keenly focused on supporting clients in the financial industry to raise their profile as well as help shape the policies which impact their sector.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a growing team, work on campaigns which genuinely make a difference and be part of a fantastic team, committed to sustainable growth.

Voted best consultancy in 2020 by the CIPR, WA is a people-focused and market leading communications consultancy, based in Westminster. As Account Manager, you will play a key role in the team, working on range of exciting issues and maximising your media relationships to land stories which grab attention and help drive the news agenda.

Please get in touch if you:

  • Have at least two years’ experience working on corporate communications, PR and corporate reputation work
  • Have strong media relationships across both the nationals and financial trade media
  • Are well versed across traditional and social media, with first-hand experience of running a press office across multiple channels
  • Thrive on managing multiple projects and competing deadlines
  • Are known for having a very strong eye for detail and exceptional written work
  • Are a team player who will show initiative and roll their sleeves up to help
  • Really care about client service and you know what excellent client care looks like
  • Have very strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Are naturally inquisitive and curious with a desire to learn and grow

Experience of working in a corporate communications consultancy would be desirable, but a track record of working on communications campaigns in the financial services industry is essential.

Rewards and benefits:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, and your birthday day off
  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid working plus core working hours, to allow for greater flexibility and work life balance
  • Discretionary bonus: up to 10% of salary paid quarterly annually based on performance
  • Wellbeing benefits including private healthcare, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work scheme and all office social events
  • Competitive pension plan
  • Focus on your personal development, including external training and professional coaching
  • Opportunities to connect, network and work with pioneers in our industry
  • Become part of a growing and award-winning people focused agency
  • Feel confident you are making a strategic impact on the biggest challenges for our clients and supporting the WA vision and growth

To apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Your cover letter should not be longer than one page, setting out your interest in the role and why you believe you are a good choice for it.

The deadline for applications is Friday 17th June 2022. We will start interviewing strong candidates who apply early, so you are encouraged to apply soon. Start date immediate subject to notice periods.

We are WA

We look for people who share our intellectual curiosity and who love to work on interesting, knotty challenges. We are consistently driven by a desire to deliver outstanding results for our clients and attract people who truly care about providing an excellent standard of work.

Our diverse, high quality client base will allow you to get your teeth into exciting and important business, communications and policy issues. What you do will have true, real world impact. There is enormous job satisfaction to be gained from that.

We think the best client service is one tailored carefully to the client’s individual needs. A service that can draw on the skills and expertise of specialist consultants. We actively encourage teamwork across our practices and place real value on collaboration to deliver on our clients’ communication objectives.

We are committed to professional development at all levels and want everyone to feel their career is consistently moving forward. This is underpinned by a culture of honest, constructive feedback and investment in coaching and training.

We think it’s important to enjoy your work environment too, and we all genuinely enjoy working together! We support flexible working, provide a generous holiday package and we are committed to wellbeing.

Equal opportunities statement

WA Communications is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. At WA, we welcome all to apply for roles with us, as we appreciate the great value of diversity. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our people centred approach and welcome all applications from diverse backgrounds.

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