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Senior Consultant – Investor and ESG Communications


Black Sun

1mo ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Consulting
  • London
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You need 5+ years in corporate reporting, solid knowledge of reporting standards, experience in evaluating external communications, and a can-do attitude for teamwork and individual projects.
  • You will lead client work and business development, shaping corporate reporting strategies, providing advice on ESG communications, conducting research, leading presentations, and fostering client relationships. You will also support team knowledge sharing and contribute to thought leadership initiatives.


  • At least five years’ of work experience in a relevant sector (e.g. a. corporate reporting consultancy, communications consultancy etc.) with a focus on annual reports
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of corporate reporting standards and frameworks, including but not limited to the UK Code of Governance, FRC, TCFD, etc. keeping up to date with latest developments
  • Solid experience in researching, reviewing and evaluating companies’ external communications (e.g. Annual Reports; ESG/Sustainability Reports etc.)
  • Good experience in facilitating workshops, stakeholder interviews with clients and internally (not a requirement)
  • Strong knowledge of key trends in Annual and Sustainability reporting – key issues, engagement channels, stakeholder needs
  • Rounded individual that brings a good mix of attention to detail, people skills and proactiveness, eager to learn and improve
  • Can-do attitude that embraces teamwork while being able to handle projects individually


  • Client work and business development:
  • To research, assess and review companies’ external communications (e.g. Annual Reports.) and provide advice on their reporting strategy with a focus on Annual Reports
  • To work with clients in shaping their corporate reporting suite in line with current and forthcoming disclosure requirements, with an excellent understanding of the regulatory reporting landscape.
  • To provide best practice strategic advice on corporate reporting, ESG and wider communication to clients, using their expertise and knowledge to drive debates and shape clients’ communications strategies
  • To lead strategic communications presentations, peer analysis, benchmarking and content audits/guidelines
  • To conduct deep dive research into the corporate communications of Black Sun clients to assess their current communications approach, content and overall effectiveness.
  • To lead engaging client workshops, presentations and external events on best practice communication with a particular focus on topics such as strategy, ESG, climate, corporate governance and relevant regulation.
  • To co-lead (with account team or Director) client relationships and business development initiatives (e.g. to help pitch for new business)
  • To co-lead pitching for new business and developing corporate and sustainability communication and consultancy products
  • To contribute to Black Sun’s thought leadership and editorial productions and external relations
  • Team:
  • Support knowledge share, education, guidance within teams, within department and between departments
  • Lead on internal workstreams and projects, convening others

Application Process

  • Phone chat with talent acquisition manager
  • 1st Interview with hiring director
  • 2nd interview with hiring director and hiring manager, presentation of task


What are the primary responsibilities of a Senior Consultant in the Corporate Reporting team?

The primary responsibilities include owning client accounts, providing Advisory work on annual reports, leading internal workstreams, and engaging with internal and external stakeholders.

What type of stakeholders will a Senior Consultant in Investor and ESG Communications team interact with?

A Senior Consultant will engage with internal stakeholders and external organisations and partners in their role.

What level of experience is required for the role of Senior Consultant in this team?

The role typically requires a candidate with significant experience in Investor and ESG communications, as well as strong project management skills.

What is the main focus of the Advisory work that a Senior Consultant will provide?

The focus of the Advisory work will primarily be on helping clients with their annual reports and communicating effectively with stakeholders on Investor and ESG topics.

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We are the UK’s leading Stakeholder Communications company with deep expertise in corporate reporting. Today, it has never been more important for organisations to focus on purpose, sustainability and wider value creation and to build and maintain trust with their stakeholders. As advisors, storytellers and digital innovators we help our clients to engage with the audience that matter most, to build enduring relationships and to spark positive change through inspiring and authentic communications.