Contract - Social & Influence MD - 3 months - £500-£700pd

Contract - Social & Influence MD - 3 months - £500-£700pd

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Contract & Freelance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £500 - £700 per day

  • Contact:

    Maeve Kerr

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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  • Consultant:


Social & Influence MD

Outside IR35

3 months

3 days in the office

£500-£700pd DOE

My client, a leading agency, are looking for a Managing Director to head up their full service Social & Influence function. You will be managing a team of 20 individuals and the companies multi million pound client portfolio across retained and project based Social & Influence work.

You will be responsible for the evolution, growth, leadership and vision of the S&I specialism. In particular you will be continuing to develop the consultancy's S&I capabilities across social strategy, social creative/content production, paid media, social account management and influence.

You will continue to attract, retain and lead a first-class team of S&I specialists and build meaningful relationships with senior clients to provide expert social-specific counsel. You will also be expected to act as a key advisor to manage team utilization and assignments, team forecasts, to provide timely strategic POVs on audience / channel / marketplace trends.


Client Management

  • Build, sell in and deliver strategic social and influence-first client plans, both stand-alone and as part of an integrated offering, with a focus on measurable business and communication outcomes
  • Demonstrate deep professional experience in all aspects social media and influence
  • Collaborate with senior leaders and client directors to ensure deliverables are meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Partner with key members of the senior team to ensure a strong pipeline of new clients, projects and innovation workstreams

Business Development

  • Drive business growth through leadership counseling and the professional development of staff
  • Pursue new business opportunities and lead strategically important pitches
  • Ensure integration of additional resources, as needed, into major account business development opportunities
  • Encourage and demonstrate entrepreneurial behavior
  • Generate new business opportunities and drive the companies visibility externally through speaking and/or external profiling opportunities


  • Establish, recommend and drive long term talent plans
  • Manage the growth and performance of the Social & Influence team through meaningful feedback, education and recognition
  • Partner with HR to recruit and develop top talent
  • Co-manage internal communication in partnership with the UK Leadership team
  • Establish processes and mechanisms for knowledge sharing

Leadership (Internal/External)

  • In partnership with the UK leadership team, help set the strategic direction of the business
  • Manage the visibility of Social & Influence within the agency, assuring work quality and deep expertise of counsel, and contributing to the development of emergent offerings
  • Espouse thought leadership and ensure knowledge and awareness of the social media and influence landscape and trends
  • Oversee agency social and influence POVs through internally published articles and participation in external events



You can apply for this role of Social and Influence MD now by sending me your CV. Do not forget to register as a candidate too.

Maeve Kerr


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