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Director - H+K Strategies

London, U.K.

Energy + Industrials Sector

After several years of double-digit growth, H+K London’s Energy + Industrials sector is looking to recruit an established corporate communications Director to join the team.

This dynamic team is developing as a global hub of excellence within the energy and industrials area, working across traditional energy, renewable energy, power and utilities, transport, logistics and industrial tech. The work is by definition international, though we work mainly on the UK and European aspects of communications for clients.

The role will involve running and creating cross-discipline, multi-stakeholder campaigns, including corporate, public affairs and digital communications, to ensure the delivery of the deepest and broadest corporate proposition.

The successful recruit will also lead on the International business arm within H+K London’s Energy and Industrials practice, supporting the current MD to expand the offer and continue to build on the high performance culture within the team.

This is an opportune time for an ambitious senior PR/Communications practitioner to join this award-winning team. Find out what makes us tick: click here: to read our blog, Energetic and Industrious.

Eon, Dong Energy, Hitachi Europe, Linde, IOGP, Shell, Statoil, GE Oil & Gas, Anglo American, RATP Dev, DHL Supply Chain, Poyry, Rockwool, Victaulic.


  • Experience in providing strategic counsel to clients
  • Strong digital communication experience and knowledge is essential
  • A proven record of winning new business and in leading, managing and growing a profitable portfolio of clients
  • Experience in running and creating cross-discipline, multi-stakeholder campaigns, including corporate, public affairs and digital
  • Proven contacts in the industrials, transport, logistics and manufacturing industries, preferably on both a local and global level
  • Demonstrable passion for the sector and detailed knowledge of the commercial and communications challenges faced across all stakeholders
  • Dynamic and proven, team leader and coach, with exceptional people management skills
  • Excellent client servicing skills, with experience within manufacturing, transport, defence, mining, oil and gas companies



  • P&L responsibility for the UK Industrials business unit (fee income of £1m+)
  • Monitor client budgets, over servicing reports and take pro-active steps to meet key financial targets and ensure revenue growth and team profitability

New business

  • Prepare strategic and operational business plans to deliver sustainable revenue and profit growth for the Industrials business, in collaboration with the MD
  • Plan and drive new business on designated accounts and take responsibility for new business development, networking and marketing activities, as well as new business acquisition and conversion
  • Participate in thought leadership opportunities to represent H+K

Client Experience

  • Trusted advisor at C-suite executives, providing senior level strategic counsel and insight, guidance and creativity to meet client requirements
  • Lead client teams to expand revenue channels and grow existing client business into new areas
  • Champion the importance of client satisfaction and service within the team, leading by example and encouraging positive client relationship building behaviour and ensuring flawless execution of day-to-day client work
  • Exceptional project management skills and the ability to coordinate and oversee a number of projects concurrently across multiple functional company departments/regions


  • Continuously focus efforts on developing and enhancing the skills and capabilities of the team
  • Model the desired leadership behaviour for both the sector and agency, and foster a performance-led culture

The role will report to Simon Whitehead, Managing Director of the UK Energy and Industrials Practice.

H+K is a public relations and integrated communications agency with 90 offices around the globe. H+K London is the first and only large agency to structure itself around sectors to deliver deep industry knowledge, supported by specialist areas of ideas and strategy, content creation and publishing. recently launched Global Centre of Creative Strategy places change, innovation and creativity at the heart of everything we do. 

Through strategic counsel, creative thinking and effective activation, our deep sector expertise enables us to truly understand our clients’ perspective and transform our clients’ challenges into effective and award-winning solutions. Our purpose is to inspire more open, creative and curious conversations to help build a better agency and world. Our communications are driven by our clients’ desire to communicate their purpose and create a legacy in the world. 

We create ideas to believe in.


The Hub
Personal growth is at the heart of our culture. The Hub, our internal training academy, provides a range of required and bespoke training opportunities that enable our people to have more ownership of their career development.

As well as our locally-developed modules we also deliver training from the H+K University, our global training and development platform. The University curriculum combines best practice from around our network in core consultancy and communications skills.


  • 28 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • Heavily subsidised on-site bar
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter to: Czarina Charles, Talent Acquisition Lead at [email protected]

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