Career Opportunities

Account Director, Net-Zero Transition

Want to help net zero-focussed organisations, communicate and engage with the right audiences?

Our clients’ ground-breaking technologies are changing the world. From advanced nuclear, to carbon capture and storage, to the new hydrogen economy, their innovations are shaping the future and changing people's lives for the better. We’re proud to help tell our clients’ stories and grow their businesses – in the UK and overseas.

We deliver best in class digital, media and government relations expertise for companies and organisations operating in the UK growing net zero transition economy.

What we’re looking for in an Account Director

We are looking for an Account Director with strong public affairs experience to join our growing Net-Zero Transition Practice.

The right candidate will have the chance to work with and learn from some of the best energy communications advisors in the business, at one of the UK’s most respected consultancies operating in this space. We are looking for a committed, smart working, and proactive leader to join our team of top-notch advisors.

We are looking for someone who can lead and drive accounts forward with a motivation to succeed and to help us manage our growing business and help us take it to the next level.

You will have an interest across the communications spectrum – media, government affairs, digital. But we are particularly looking for those with experience in delivering ground-breaking and innovative public affairs campaigns. You will want to help our clients tell their stories in ways that can influence policy and political decision-making to benefit their business objectives.

Key skills:

Communications expertise

  • Experienced in government engagement and communications campaigns, with strong understanding of how integrated communications (media, digital, creative) can help be part of that approach, ensuring real-world impact
  • Demonstrating a strong grasp of current events and net-zero and related policy and business issues
  • Deploying your areas of specialisation working autonomously, often leading matrixed teams

Client service

  • Manage and sustain strong client relationships
  • Achieve high quality of work and precision to detail given tight timeframes for delivery of work

Business development

  • Bring fresh thinking and innovative approaches to our client offer and new business generation, contributing to the development of pitch documents and attending networking events on a regular basis
  • Actively looking to expand your contact base and network
  • Actively identify potential new clients and work with your Practice leader, line manager and/or others to identify ways to engage with them

People management

  • Build relationships across the Net-Zero Transition Practice and wider company, and be an ambassador for Madano’s values
  • Managing members of the team, along with wider mentorship across the net-zero practice and business
  • Being the point of contact day-to-day for client activity, responding to client’s needs and supporting the wider account team
  • Contributing to team recruitment efforts

What the role can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with some of the most interesting and exciting international organisations in the net-zero space that are shaping the future of the sector
  • The chance to work with and learn from the leading energy communications specialists at one of the UK’s most respected energy communications teams
  • Opportunity to feed your creativity and ideas directly into fast moving projects and campaigns
  • First rate, dedicated training that enables employees to take control of their careers to become experts in their field and trusted advisors to clients

Our benefits

As well as a competitive salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our benefits package includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Life Assurance at 4x your salary
  • Financial support and advice
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit of £150
  • Four-week sabbatical after every 5 years’ service

*Some benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to this role, please email with your CV [email protected]

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK (United Kingdom) by the start of their employment.

Equal opportunities

Madano is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgement solely on suitability for the job. We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people, ethnic minorities and neurodiverse people.

About Madano

Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and digital communications. We work with clients who are solving the major challenges of our time through science and technology – helping them tell their story, make the right connections, change attitudes and influence behaviours.

Our people are highly motivated and engaged, always encouraged to make their voices heard and given the opportunity to progress. And while we deal with serious issues, we make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously along the way. Questioning accepted wisdom, always looking for alternative solutions, ours is a purpose-driven culture where everyone pulls together to make a lasting difference.

We have resolved to work only with organisations whose values align with our own. And we employ people who demonstrate a genuine commitment to delivering positive change.