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The Foundry Gold leads the field in top-level consultancy appointments. We’ve served our clients – global agency networks, leading independents, conflict brands, boutiques and start-ups – for over 25 years, facilitating some of the most influential introductions in the industry.

We offer you the option to review some of our more senior assignments, Board roles, typically commanding six figure salaries. 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.

Freelance Associate Director, Corporate Communications, Consumer Brands, Central London, Corporate
£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.

Head of Brand Strategy, Corporate, London, Corporate
c £90,000 (REF. ZH509777)

Head of Brand Strategy sought for a forward-thinking, reputation-shaping consultancy Our client is a fast-moving and innovative consultancy that builds and transforms reputations for a multitude of big businesses. Its next key hire is set to be a Head of Brand Strategy. Could that be you? You’ll be a seasoned strategist; able to evaluate complex data and anticipate future market trends, develop positioning recommendations, guide research and define a brand’s stories and purpose. You’ll be an expert at understanding insights, using all the tools at your disposal, and will have the gravitas and acumen to ensure your clients’ solutions are innovative and effective. You’ll be fluent in all things data-driven, digital and communications-related and will have a broad understanding of a range of businesses across multiple sectors as well as their core values. You’ll also be an excellent writer and champion of content. In this senior role, you’ll be hands-on with clients but will also need to educate colleagues in working in new and interesting, not to mention creative, ways.

Associate Director, Public Affairs
c. 70,000 (REF. AJ509765)

Tired of a restrictive corporate structure? Looking for a fresh consultancy where you can spread your wings, give shape and be instrumental in leading a young business’ growth? If you are a strong public affairs operator with a good 8-10 years’ experience of lobbying Westminster, I’d love to have a chat. Sector specifics aren’t vital - a spread would be useful - but cultural fit and entrepreneurial mindset will be important to you both. For this role, a consultancy background is needed though it may not have been your most recent post. There is plenty of scope for personal development and this is a consultancy that has frequently demonstrated its lack of glass ceiling. Do get in touch for an informal chat and more info...

Associate Director, Corporate Communications, Consumer Brands, Central London, Consumer, Corporate
£75,000 (REF. LB509759)

This high-performing global consultancy is well-known in the industry for its work on some of the world’s most high-profile brands. They now seek a truly exceptional Senior Account Director or Associate Director to help lead on one of their biggest flagship clients – a giant food manufacturer. It’s a varied role, encompassing corporate brand communications, consumer campaigning, stakeholder relations, CEO-profiling, crisis and issues, and high-level media management. The right person will be a self-starter and an excellent client handler, with a track record of creating effective corporate reputation campaigns for big consumer-facing brands and delivering outstanding multi-channel content. They will be a natural leader with an eye for new business, capable of multi-tasking and mentoring a busy and high-performing team to success.

Head of Media & PR, Central London, Consumer, Corporate, Public Affairs
£70,000 (REF. LB509729)

One of the UK’s most high-profile membership bodies, representing a sector that impacts most people, wants to hire a Head of Media & PR to lead a small team of experts and to deliver a sophisticated media and PR strategy in support of the organisation’s strategic objectives. Specifically: • Leading and managing a busy (consumer-facing) press office function • Managing the crisis response unit • Acting as lead spokesperson across the broadcast and print media • Managing content and messaging for external print and digital channels The role demands a level of maturity in terms of team leadership and the confidence and gravitas to conduct broadcast media interviews on often very sensitive issues. An understanding of regulated industries would be an advantage (the travel industry in particular). You’ll need sound judgement, the ability to stay focused in a 24/7 news environment, superb media handling skills and, of course, excellent writing skills. This organisation is the respected voice of its industry both in terms of crisis management and building and maintaining its reputation in the industry, so this role is pivotal on every level.