Senior Consultant - Financial Services

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London, UK
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We're looking for a Senior Consultant (Financial Services) to join our team in London as part of our Content function. Please include a cover letter along with your CV when applying for this role.

As the leader of DeHavilland’s finance and business team, you will be responsible for one of our most important portfolios of big-name financial services clients who are relying on you to help them navigate this complex policy landscape. You will enjoy working with commercial colleagues to grow this client base. 

As financial services policy specialist, you will make sure the public affairs professionals you work with can cut through the noise, while never missing a policy development that could affect them, however nuanced. You will help them join the dots between politics and policy, give them visibility of what might lie ahead, and provide the tools they need to build practical engagement. 

As line manager to the three other people on the finance and business team, you will enjoy the satisfaction of developing others working on portfolios across business and tech, and directly contributing to the future direction of the business as a whole. 

DeHavilland is on an exciting journey to build on its unparalleled reputation for political monitoring, providing greater intelligence and insight through our expertise, research and relationships. Our specialist roles are at the leading edge of this strategy, designed with the flexibility to build on your existing policy expertise through networking, taking part in events and growing your own reputation along with DeHavilland’s.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide written and verbal political intelligence to financial services clients
  • Manage the UK corporate team to ensure all members are providing the best service to clients
  • Take a leading role in growing the financial services portfolio and communicating opportunities across the business
  • Raise your profile and that of DeHavilland by attending and taking part in events and contributing and executing ideas for impactful content and research


Your Experience

  • Strong knowledge of the financial services sector, ideally with around 1-2 years relevant experience
  • A background in politics and public affairs is desirable, but it’s more important that you understand financial services policy and regulation
  • Line management experience is not essential, but the desire to lead and develop team members is
  • Ability to deliver information accurately and impactfully in a fast-paced environment
  • First-class writing and verbal communication skills in English at native level or equivalent
  • A keen eye for quality and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including communication and a commitment to give and seek feedback
  • Flexibility, great team-work, high personal motivation


What We Offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.


Inclusive Workforce

At Ascential, our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

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About DeHavilland

We believe politics shouldn’t happen without you. We bring expert clarity to the changing political environment, enabling our customers to enhance their influence and anticipate risks and opportunities.

We’re a brand with the autonomy to make changes quickly, but with the support of a larger organisation. This enables us to constantly refine our political intelligence and research services and gives our employees the freedom to explore and develop.

DeHavilland is an Ascential brand. Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy.



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