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The Foundry's Executive Freelance Club (EFC) was established 20 years ago to provide freelance/interim support to both consultancies and inhouse communications teams.

We help companies find short, medium and longer-term freelance support for ad hoc projects (such as new business pitches, change programmes, launch campaigns), as well as maternity covers and fixed-term contracts. To meet our EFC membership criteria, you’ll need to be versatile, high-calibre and multi-skilled.

We offer you the option to review a range of opportunities, both in house and within specialist consultancies. However, we are also happy to invite you to go straight to 'Contact Us' to arrange to talk to one of our consultants about your unique experience and aspirations.

Associate Director (Freelance), Corporate
c. £75,000 (REF. LB509759)

Stellar freelance stint: top-tier agency seeks talented Corporate Associate Director to lead on a big consumer brand for six to twelve month contract. Our client is one of the world’s most well-known and highly regarded communications organisations. They’re looking for a freelance senior operator (either an exceptional Senior Account Director or an established Associate Director) to help lead on one of their biggest flagship clients – a giant in the food manufacturing sector. You’ll need to be available pretty much straight away for an autumn 2017 start, and the contract could last for up to twelve months. This is a fast-paced, challenging and varied role, encompassing corporate brand communications, consumer campaigning, stakeholder relations, CEO-profiling, crisis and issues, and high-level media management. The right freelance candidate will be a self-starter who is used to parachuting in to complex business situations. You’ll be an excellent writer, too, and great with handling big, demanding clients. You’ll be able to show a track record of creating effective corporate reputation campaigns for big consumer-facing brands and delivering outstanding multi-channel content

Account Manager, London, Consumer
£160 per day (REF. ZH509775)

Are you a social media whizz at or around Account Manager level? Our client – a fast-paced independent and mid-sized consumer consultancy – is looking for someone just like you to add weight to some of its exciting digital and social projects over the next three months. You’ll be well-versed in all things social media, including all the latest monitoring tools and analysis techniques. You’ll get to roll your sleeves up on some exciting content and influencer campaigns for a number of high-profile consumer brands across the automotive, leisure and energy sectors (amongst others). You’ll be experienced in driving content-led strategies, so creative minds at the ready! Let us know if you fit the bill and can commit to a new project straight away.

Account Manager, Digital and Social Media, Digital
£150 per day (REF. HOC509813)

Creative and strategic freelance Account Manager sought for our top-tier agency client for a two to three month long contract. Could that be you? You’ll have a results-orientated approach and have an in-depth knowledge of the UK media, able to tell brands’ stories and craft interesting media strategies as part of core client teams. You’ll also have solid knowledge of up-to-date digital and social media practices and platforms and will enjoy fashioning clever creative content to engage new audiences. It goes without saying that you’ll have all the core skills of a talented Account Manager – from client handling to team management. Whether you have big or small agency experience, we’d love to hear from you, so long as you’re available straight away!

Account Director, London, B2B, Corporate
£200 per day (REF. HOC509788)

Our client is an exciting integrated Corporate and B2B consultancy and it continues to go from strength-to-strength. Following a swathe of new business wins, it’s looking for some extra fire power at Account Director level to take it from Q4 2017 into Q1 2018. Ideally you’ll have worked with clients in a range of sectors which may include retail, professional services, leisure, consumer technology and financial services. What’s most important is your approach to your work with clients and colleagues: forward-thinking, level-headed and down-to-earth. If you’re a seasoned freelancer or new to the world of contracting and have an outgoing, personable, industrious and engaging attitude, do get in touch to hear more.

Employee Engagement Advisor, Corporate, Internal Comms
£1,000 per day (REF. LB509804)

This reputationally strong comms advisory business with expertise across corporate and political affairs wants to bring in ad hoc, high level expertise within its employee engagement/internal comms practice. A relatively young practice with a smart line-up, it wants to combine its own expertise with that of a seasoned practitioner who can help consolidate and enhance the offer, convert business leads, help develop some exciting new tools and products, and mentor the team. To begin with, they want to buy around three days per month for the next few months and then review progress and value. The role would suit those of you who have space in your work schedule and want to work with some bright minds. You would need to reassure that there is no conflict of interest with any other consultancy work you may be delivering, either of your own or on behalf of other companies.

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