Financial Services PR and Comms Recruitment Agency
We find you the best Financial Services PR and Communications Talent to help you grow.
We specialise in recruiting for ambitious Financial and Professional Services Firms looking to hire top PR and Communications Talent.
From Asset and Wealth Management to Financial Technology, Law Firms, Hedge Funds or Private Equity, our team’s experience and networks provide your hiring managers with the best support in helping find the best Financial Communications and Professional Services PR Talent, worldwide.
Whether you’re an established organisation with an established function, or a Startup looking to build out your Communications function, our specialist Financial PR team are well versed across the board and have a strong track record in helping you establish or grow your PR and Comms team.
We recruit experienced candidates into jobs in Financial and Professional Services for various PR and Communications roles from entry level all the way to C-suite.
Businesses we've worked with
At Sapio, our expert consultants in the field will always commit to understanding as much about your business as possible; you as an employer, the PR or communications role, and the ‘why’ of the hire.
Unlike typical Financial Services industry PR recruiting firms, we don’t perceive this as a numbers game focused only on filling roles as quickly as possible.
We’re dedicated to helping businesses across Financial Services and Profesional Services find the right PR and Comms Recruitment solutions. Our in-depth process and deep understanding of the industry ensures that we’re best placed to find the PR and Comms professionals who best fit your business goals and requirements.
Whether that be someone experienced in Media Relations, Financial PR including M&A, Reputation Management, Corporate or Consumer campaigns, Internal Communications or Investor Relations, Corporate Affairs, or Integrated PR, including Digital Marketing and Digital Communications, we will help you find the best person for your business not just the next person for the role.
We provide seamless fully-managed Recruitment services and your consultant handles the hiring process every step of the way – utilising our expert Financial Services sector knowledge, unrivalled networks and relationships to source the best candidates, running initial CV screening to ensure we are proactive in putting applicants forward on a quality over quantity basis, and managing the interview and offer process.
We won’t stop until you’ve got the right person for the role to enhance your PR team.
Financial Services PR and Comms roles we recruit for
We specialise in finding Talent to fill permanent roles in Financial Services PR and Comms positions, including:
Quick Answers to Your Financial Services Recruitment Questions
While our recruiting agency is headquartered in London and we work with many London financial firms, we also provide our services for the industry across the UK, Europe, North America and APAC.
We have experience supporting clients across the UK from the South-East to Manchester and up to Scotland, North America, from California to New York via Austin and Toronto.
We have worked with businesses in mainland Europe including Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Milan and Zurich.
We have also partnered with firms across Asia Pacific including in India, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, mainland China and Australia.
It’s hard to offer definitives around exact timelines without understanding more information specific to your search as there are a number of factors we can’t control (people’s diaries being one of them!).
However, 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb to allow for the entire process of finding a top permanent financial services PR professional.
This allows 1 week for us to do a good search to find and assess candidates for the role as we are always actively searching against the brief to ensure the best fit for your next hire versus those CVs we just have to hand.
Typically, an interview stage process will then run over 3-4 weeks depending on number of stages – we would advise keeping this as compact and efficient as possible and so are happy to work to tighter time frames.
Finally, around a week from job offer to acceptance with a buffer for remuneration, contracts and referencing to complete the talent acquisition to find the perfect public relations candidate.
Broadly speaking, we are experienced at and able to support across all levels from entry to board level/C-Suite, however we do find we are able to deliver the most value to our partners when helping recruit looking for candidates with experience.
Our recruitment team specialise in finding permanent talent for financial services comms and PR positions, and over the years we have supported clients on the agency side across Financial Services PR and Communications roles including permanent Account Manager, Account and Associate Director, Director and Managing Director, Heads of Team, Partners and CEO.
On the in-house side of our industry we have supporting clients across levels including; PR and Communications Executive, PR and Communications Manager and Senior Manager, Head of PR and Communications, Director of Corporate Affairs, Global Directors or Heads of, Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Communications Officers.
Simply put our process is Scope, Search, Engage, Interview and Offer but a little more detail on each of these aspects of our service can be found on OUR PROCESS page.
Beyond this, a number of our clients rely on our support for onboarding and beyond, which we are always happy to assist with throughout the process and afterwards, however we also understand some businesses have fairly tried and tested processes here.
Like most recruiters, our fees are charged as a percentage of the first years’ compensation of the successful hire; however, the exact structure depends on several factors.
Given we work across a swathe of clients of differing sizes and shapes, industries and locations as well as distinct volume requirements, we understand that there isn’t one size fits all.
As talent specialists, we endeavour to be solutions orientated and design partnership terms based on each individual client for the best recruitment experience.
Our MO is to establish long lasting partnerships with the businesses we work with and be seen as their trusted PR, marketing and Comms recruitment experts, so charging the highest fee possible at every juncture is not in our nature.
We work with our partners to ensure that our services are value-add rather than painful expenses and provide a long-term solution to talent challenges.
The fact is we offer all of the above; Contingent search (success based fee model); Retained search (strategic tailored search with an upfront commitment fee); and Exec search (specific to senior and strategic hires for very narrow talent pools).
All have merits when we recruit for financial services, but the truth is that without information as to your specific needs and requirements, and therefore the talent pool in question, it is hard to say which approach may be best for your business.
What we can say however, being MarComms specialists and industry experts, is that in our experience an iterative or contingent search model tends to be effective in around 70% of cases, particularly where exclusivity is agreed.
As ever, there isn’t one size fits all and so we endeavour to be adaptive to each client’s needs and priorities. We take the time getting to know your business and the challenges you face, to provide an agile strategy that’s most likely to secure an efficient and successful outcome.
What sets us apart from the typical recruitment agency is our experienced team of PR and communications specialist recruitment consultants have deep knowledge of the industries we specialise in. We know where we can add value and we know where our networks are strongest. We won’t take on mandates if we feel we’re not best placed.
We keep on top of ever-changing trends, requirements, competitive salary guides, qualifications and qualities required so we’re fully prepared to make you the perfect hire who is ready to hit the ground running and help move your business forward to achieve the growth it deserves.
This makes us leading financial services recruiters for your company to find talent across the financial industry. Thanks to our expertise and diligence, we’re efficient and tirelessly seek the best candidate to fill your job role.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is a topic that has consistently been discussed and pontificated around, but is still seen by some as a tick box exercise and has made little progress despite the noise.
At Sapio, we realise we have a key role to play in changing that and we actively work to increase DE&I in our sector by influencing some key areas.
Please see our DE&I page to find out how we’re helping to foster inclusive cultures that facilitate the success of ALL employees and businesses.
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