Career Opportunities

Associate Director, Net-Zero Transition

Want to help ground-breaking net zero-focussed organisations tell their stories?

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 are growing, and looking for a leader to join our growing Net-Zero Transition Practice, someone who wants to add value to day-to-day account work, but also in terms of line management, business strategy, and new business growth. So we’re recruiting for an experienced Senior Account Director or Associate Director with strong public affairs and/or media/public relations experience, likely with a strong track record of consultancy or agency work. The right candidate will have the chance to work with, lead and learn from some of the best communications advisors in the business, at one of the UK’s most respected consultancies operating in the net-zero space.

Matthew Houlsby, our Head of NZT and his team deliver best in class digital, media and government relations expertise for companies and organisations operating in the UK growing net-zero transition economy.

We are looking for someone who can lead new business initiatives 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’ll be passionate about leading and developing our people, sharing knowledge and expertise to build skillsets, experience and drive positive behaviours. You will have demonstrable financial understanding of project and client management and be keen to take responsibility for delivering in the best interests of our clients and Madano.

In return, we can offer the opportunity to work in a company that takes its values seriously, having committed to working with net-zero technology providers many years ago and committed to the low-carbon economies of the future. You will be able to work with some of the most exciting companies in the UK, from nuclear fusion developers to low-emission aircraft developers.

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. 

Our Benefits

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive 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.

Madano offers a range of first rate, dedicated training that enables employees to take control of their careers to become experts in their field and trusted advisors to clients.

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

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.

How to apply

If you’re interested in hearing more, please email us, or if you’d like to apply, please send your latest CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. 

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. However, please note that Madano is not registered to sponsor applicants.