Account Director

15 November 2022 | 5 min read | Careers
Clearly Team

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  • Location: 1 Saville Row, Bath (3 office days, 2 remote days)
  • Flexible working: Start and finish your day when you want
  • Salary: £40,000-£45,000 DOE + bonus scheme
  • 29 days’ holiday (including your birthday) + Bank Holidays

Before applying for this post, ask yourself the following two questions:

  1. Do I want to take on responsibility for others and be accountable for them as well as myself, or do I just want responsibility for me and focus on my own progression?
  2. Have I ever challenged the decision made by a client or line manager, and what did I learn from this?

The role of Account Director is a senior one within the business. It comes with its own challenges and expectations that surpass those of an AM/SAM, and require you to push back as much as you push forward.

The details of the role

Clearly PR works with a plethora of B2B and B2C clients throughout the UK and across multiple sectors, including Recruitment/HR, Manufacturing, Charity, Accountancy and Finance, Technology, Law, Property, and Hospitality.

In 2021 and again in 2022, Clearly was recognised by the PRCA as the South West Medium Sized PR Consultancy of the Year. And we won both the South West and UK Team Culture of the Year 2022, too.

We aspire to more than double our headcount to 25 people in the next 12 months. This, with our policy of preferring to promote from within, will create even more opportunities for you to continue progressing in your PR career.

Your clients:

  • Managing a portfolio of accounts and ensuring the team achieves monthly SLAs, client objectives, and that we meet/exceed their expectations.
  • Develop great client relations and become a trusted, dependable and capable account lead.
  • Understand the clients’ business and develop strategies and proposals to help them meet their business objectives.
  • Oversee monthly reporting and benchmark activity and results with the expectations of the client.
  • Monitor, measure and assess the performance of the work undertaken for clients.
  • Plan and steer multichannel content and PR campaigns, including online and offline strategies to maximise impact and audience reach such as print, online and social media.

Your people:

  • Lead and manage your team and take ownership of their continued professional development and performance.
  • Identifying training needs, areas for further development, and cores strengths that can be honed further.
  • Ensure your people stay abreast of latest industry trends and that you provide ongoing ‘learning’ sessions.

Your role in supporting the growth of the agency:

  • Support the new business development activity for the agency, such as researching clients, preparing presentations and tender documents, and organising contracts with new clients.
  • Take responsibility for the onboarding of new clients.

Key skills required for this role:

  • Management of junior team members.
  • Exemplar of best practice in your role.
  • Confident presentation skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.
  • Negotiation and delegation skills.
  • Commercial nouse.

This role will suit:

  • Current Senior Account Manager seeking the next step up in their PR career.
  • Current Account Director looking for a fresh challenge with a progressive agency.

What’s in it for you if you join us?

Training and allowances:

  • PRCA training (company funded).
  • PRCA/CIPR professional qualifications (company funded).
  • £400 training/self-learning budget per annum.
  • £300 wardrobe allowance (think of all the award ceremonies you’ll be attending!).
  • Unlimited budget for self-learning book purchases.
  • Progression here is 100% down to you – the average tenure in the same role is 18 months.


  • Pension scheme.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Company bonus scheme.

Working practices:

  • Three days office-based, two days remote working (optional).
  • Flexible start and finish times – start and finish when you want.

Holidays/sick pay:

  • 29 days’ holiday (including your birthday) + Bank Holidays.
  • Up to five consecutive days paid sick leave.
  • TOIL (time off in lieu).

Mental health and wellbeing:

  • In-house accredited Mental Health First Aider.
  • Senior leadership team have all undergone mental health awareness training.
  • 6 reset days per person per annum.
  • Fully paid annual subscription to the Calm or Headspace app.
  • Up to five consecutive days paid sick leave.

Parental support:

  • Three months full maternity and paternity pay.

How to apply

If the above feel like a good fit for you,email Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, Managing Director, at .

Additional information for applicants

Clearly is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and inclusivity and are keen to hear from people regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or social background. Likewise, we are responsible for ensuring that our staff do not discriminate against, harass or victimise anyone they engage with during the course of their work. Clearly uses its voice to campaign against diversity and inclusion and is fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010.