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Associate Director (Energy)

Job role: Associate Director, Energy

Lead: Michael Zdanowski


Organisations thrive when the people in them, and the stakeholders and influencers around them, share a common purpose and direction.

Madano helps clients develop successful strategies through a unique combination of insight, creativity, and communication. As part of this process, we’ll show you how to address your challenges in today’s rapidly changing world.

But a strategy is just words on a page until your stakeholders understand and believe in it. And this is where we excel – creating clarity of purpose, together with deep-rooted engagement, trust and excitement, to inform, inspire and unite the people who matter.

Madano’s Energy Practice

Madano has a dedicated Energy Practice with energy communications specialists who are fascinated by and thoroughly understand the sector as it undergoes profound change.

Madano’s Energy Practice has a successful track record identifying and delivering funding and investment for clients through carefully designed Government Relations’ programmes; devising and launching high profile thought leadership campaigns including reports; building coalitions of advocates across government, industry and media through Madano’s in-depth knowledge of the sector; as well as creating compelling audio-visual and written content for clients.

Madano’s experience spans the entire energy sector from new energy grid technology to new nuclear; from CCUS and solar; to advising retail energy suppliers, future mobility developers and blockchain proponents.

The role

We are looking for an ambitious, driven and highly-skilled person to join the Madano Energy Practice as Associate Director. This role offers fantastic development opportunities for an ambitious person to make a step-up and play a key role in the development of a growing area of our business. You will be working very closely with the Director and Head of Energy at Madano and helping to lead a talented team of people.

The person should have between five and eight to years in the communications profession in a senior business position, or an energy / industry communications consulting position. As well as:


Consulting expertise

· Demonstrate a strong grasp of current events and the energy landscape and an understanding of how they provide context for clients’ and our own business.

· Establish and maintain relationships of trust with clients and be able to set and manage client expectations

· Deliver counsel in a firm and confident manner. Show prior experience of leading complex accounts and delivering Government, media and industry-led stakeholder campaigns.

Business Development

· Drive new business strategy in association with the Head of Energy and plan for Practice and ensure targets are met.

· Identify and respond to and lead new business pitches and opportunities.

· Maintain an active presence in the communications and/or business community through networking and professional associations.

· Grow accounts by recognising and maximizing opportunities.



· Play an active role in coaching and professional development of the team and embedding wider skills to the rest of the business through training and mentoring of junior staff.

· Alongside the Head of Energy share responsibility for the performance and management of the Practice through motivating the wider team to deliver for clients on a daily basis.

· Share responsibility for performance reviews, professional development and promotion processes within the practice.

Financial management

· Have a lead operational role in financially significant or strategic accounts.

· Understand and use appropriate financial and management tools to achieve client and Madano objectives.

· Contribute to improving the financial performance of Madano.

What the Role can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with some of the most interesting and exciting international energy firms.
  • The chance to work with leading energy consultants from government, industry and consultancy at one of the UK’s most respected energy communications teams.
  • First rate, dedicated training that enables employees to take control of their careers to become experts in their field and trusted advisors to clients.
  • An opportunity to step up to become a senior leader in a fast-growing agency.

About Madano

Madano helps clients define strategy and deliver their objectives through insight, creativity and communication. We deliver thought-provoking and robust outputs that create value for businesses and organisations through building brand awareness and managing reputations, helping clients win work and creating growth, and making change happen. We do this, in complex, highly regulated sectors, primarily in energy, transport, building and infrastructure and healthcare. Established in 2004, Madano is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

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 (with the ability for it to rise to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Life Assurance service insurance at 4x your salary
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit of £150 after one year’s service.
  • Paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service.

*Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.