by GK Strategy 4th October, 2021

Job advert: Senior Associate / Account Director

About GK Strategy

‘GK is a political advisory firm. We help investors, business leaders and organisations get politics, and work with high growth businesses, sector leaders and most mid-market private equity and their investee companies. We advise on transactions, building relationships and managing political risk’

We support high growth businesses, investors and leaders to build relationships in their policy, regulatory and policy world, build reputation and unlock growth through better understanding of the policy landscape and its customers. This builds and secures investor value and mitigates risk. Our team is uniquely part of the political and investment ecosystem meaning we get what politics means for our client’s business.

Our people are at the centre of what we do. GK’s experienced team offers unparalleled political insight and targeted and effective strategic communications strategies and advocacy. For over a decade we have provided trusted counsel to corporates, investors, and organisations. We understand how to add value and deliver opportunities and impact for our clients.

The role

Date Added: Monday 04 October 2021

Closing Date: Friday 29 October 2021

Job Title: Senior Associate / Account Director

Location: London

Length of Contract: Permanent

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.

We are also keen to discuss a parttime role and the ability to deliver the role with the most flexible working.

Attitude and Approach

Senior Associate / Account Director are expected to:

  • Lead and develop client 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 of Excellence, Initiative, Rigour and Respect
  • 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
  • Provide strategic counsel to investors and high growth firms
  • 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
  • Participate in GK senior team meetings providing insight, ideas and advice as appropriate

GK responsibilities

  • Provide input into relevant business planning activities where appropriate
  • Support in the delivery of projects linked to the strategic commercial and operating plans as directed by the Directors
  • Ensure that the operating objectives and standards of performance are not only understood but also owned by their direct reports
  • Support in the implementation of company policy and procedure, ensuring all direct reports are aware and understand any changes
  • Support the leadership team in representing the company to major clients and professional associations
  • Develop, motivate and maintain effective teams, liaising with senior managers for any support required
  • Uphold and demonstrate the GK values
  • Ensure that client teams and staff throughout the organisation are compliant with PRCA, ORCL and any other codes of practice as required
  • Responsible for GK-wide support, including training, time tracking management, and resource planning

Application Details

Please send Scott Dodsworth a full CV and covering letter/email at scott@gkstrategy.com

Interviews will be arranged on application. Please note that we reserve the right to appoint an exceptional candidate before the closing date. You will only be contacted if you are selected to come in for an interview.


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