Director of Corporate and Financial Communications - 12 month FTC

Location: London, EC2A 1AH (Hybrid working)

Contract Type: Full Time


Director of Corporate and Financial Communications

A proactive, strategic thinker, with an excellent network of media contacts and experience handling crisis communications, as well as building reputation-enhancing communications campaigns.

With a keen interest in setting the agenda and influencing a wide range of audiences – especially investors and the financial media, but also policy-makers, regulators and consumers.

This is a role is for someone who wants to drive a drumbeat of activity and secure regular coverage as well as handling set-piece announcements as well as crisis and issues.

You will be an expert in dealing with financial and business journalists (perhaps as a former journalist yourself), as well as being able to explain complex financial details simply and confidently.  

You must be brimming with ideas for eye-catching stories, calm under pressure, and able to manage reactive and proactive comms at the same time. You will manage an agency and oversee a press office and reactive media responses. Experience in targeting the policy-making community will also be an advantage.

You will have a well-established media contacts book and know what makes a story, as well as having worked with senior executives on media relations.

Role Requirements

  • Excellent media relations experience, handling day to day coverage, announcements and issues

  • A well-established network of business journalists

  • Business/financial journalism experience preferred, as well as in house and/or agency experience

  • Proven experience leading strategic communications activity and securing favourable business/financial coverage 

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills

  • Confident at drafting reactive media lines

  • Experience working with senior executives

  • Crisis communications experience

  • An interest in the telecoms sector

Great to have

  • Telco / tech experience and expertise

  • Experience in transactions

  • Direct political experience

  • Experience in a regulated industry

  • Experience in financial communications or investor relations

  • Media coaching and preparation skills

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.


  • My Wellbeing

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  • My Products

    We offer all of our people free TalkTalk Fibre, TV and Phone (you’ll be helping us make them what they are, so it’s only fair that you get to enjoy them).

  • My Flexibility

    We all lead different lives and like to work differently, so whether it's working from home or starting and finishing your day later, we’ll give you the flexibility you need to do your best work.

  • My Benefits

    Think company pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance, plus all sorts of other benefits designed to make your life easier.


Director of Corporate and Financial Communications - 12 month FTC

Location: London, EC2A 1AH

Contract Type: Full Time


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