As an Associate in the Financial Institution Group (FIG), you will advise clients and drive execution on accounts, focusing on the delivery of workstreams and proactive development of ideas.

You will nurture a wide internal network across offices and specialisms to share, develop and deliver the best examples of work for internal and external use; as well as broadening your external network.

Demonstrating an ability to convince a wide range of stakeholders of clients’ point of view in critical situations and – through strong relationships with your clients – to explain how this is being achieved.

Our work with Financial Institutions

Working within Brunswick’s FIG team, advising many of the world’s largest financial services companies. Associates advise clients and drive execution on accounts, focusing on delivery of workstreams and proactive development of ideas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive execution on client accounts within the financial institutions practice, managing workflow and key elements (e.g. client calls, drafting of materials etc.).
  • Advise clients across a range of issues and communications disciplines, with the support of Directors/Partners, and drawing on independent experience and insights.
  • Understand complex sector issues and the attitude of media, politicians/regulators, NGOs and other stakeholder groups.
  • Manage complex media and policy-related interactions, using advanced knowledge of media and other stakeholder landscapes.
  • Play a key role in team management and dynamics, including supporting smooth team transitions, and serving as a day-to-day mentor to junior team members.
  • Play an active role in new business identification and winning new clients and mandates, including participating in pitch meetings.
  • Foster a network of journalist and stakeholder contacts and relationships, proactively building a network to identify new business prospects and media contacts.
  • Together with Partners and Directors, proactively drive the strategic growth of Brunswick’s Financial Institutions offer for clients.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • 5 – 8 years of relevant experience either working in an advisory role within financial services, or consulting experience advising financial clients.
  • An understanding of the interplay between corporates, the financial community, the political and regulatory arena and social stakeholders.
  • A strong sense of corporate positioning, and how to develop strategies that can translate into programs with real sustained impact.
  • Knowledge of the financial services media landscape, with experience in media-handling.
  • Ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.
  • A strong verbal and written communicator with high EQ levels and an engaging presentation style.
  • A global perspective and able to thrive in an international businesses or organizations.
  • Credible and compelling with senior business leaders.
  • A balance of creative and analytical thinking, bringing rigor, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Proven project and/or program management experience.
  • A natural team player who prefers to work in a collegiate way.

Our Benefits

In addition to life assurance, group income protection, and employer pension contribution, we offer:

  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • 25 days’ annual leave, excluding bank holidays (plus your Birthday off)
  • Private medical cover and employee assistance programme
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Complimentary artisan coffee, tea and snacks, served by our own barista
  • Daily breakfast in the café
  • Lunch & Learn training sessions
  • Cycle 2 work scheme and season ticket loans
  • Flexible working, including support with your home working environment
  • Eye care, including annual eye tests
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities
  • A comprehensive training and development curriculum
  • Give as you Earn
  • Menopause Policy

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick’s culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength – our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.

Brunswick is an equal opportunities employer and our Equal Opportunities Policy is available on request.

About Brunswick Group

Brunswick is a critical issues firm. We advise the world’s leading companies on how to navigate the critical issues they face and engage with their critical stakeholders.

Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world more successfully. We help the leaders of the world’s great value-creating organizations operate successfully across the increasingly complex and fast-changing arenas of finance, politics and society at large.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit centre. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.


Founded in London in 1987, Brunswick’s global partnership has grown organically to 27 offices in 18 countries. We began as a M&A and financial communications firm and, over time, expanded our capabilities to provide expert advice to our clients on a range of business critical issues. We invested in new offices, sector teams and practice groups including investor engagement; shareholder activism; governance; regulatory and public affairs, including geopolitical; crisis; litigation; social issues including climate change and diversity, equity and inclusion; cybersecurity, data and privacy; employee engagement; digital communications; opinion research and analysis, and; creative services.


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