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Associate, Public Sector Advisory

Date: 09-Sep-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 25002 
Title Associate, Public Sector Advisory 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Residential 
Sub Division Residential Development 
Department Public Sector & Advisory (10000570) 
Location 55 Baker Street 




At Knight Frank we believe in enduring partnerships, with our people and with our clients. This has been our philosophy for 125 years and we now benefit from a property services company that is big enough to be global yet small enough to make it work through the very highest level of customer service.


We have built an internationally-connected, diverse yet balanced organisation on a work ethos of collaboration, teamwork, leadership and adaptability.


All opinions are respected and everyone is invited to contribute. We think everyone should love working at Knight Frank. We understand that the only way we will continue to thrive is through the commitment and passion of our people. That is why investing in our people is as important to us as investing in our clients.




The Public Sector is an area of immense opportunity and is of considerable strategic importance to Knight Frank.   We see the role of the Public Sector expanding across all property sectors with a need for the very best strategic, commercial and financial advisory services rooted in mixed-use property expertise.


We are in the process of creating one of the market leading Public Sector advisory teams with ambitions growth plans in the short term. 


As a team, our over-riding goal is to make a positive difference by working hand in hand with central and local government, and other Public Sector bodies, to help them to generate better value for money, manage risk and deliver ambitious regeneration programmes.  We provide a full range of multi-disciplinary services to our clients combining expertise in property, commercial and financial matters.  This includes including production of HM Green Book business cases, advice on PFI expiry strategies, advice on strategic, commercial and delivery structures, financial structuring, governance and procurement advice.


This position would suit someone who is experienced in developing and delivering advisory mandates to central and local government and other public sector clients.  You will be comfortable working in a wider team, but also leading your own business development proposals and client delivery engagements, providing guidance and support to more junior members of the team.

Experience in providing financial advice to the public sector is essential.



You will be expected to deliver a balanced portfolio of responsibilities across:


  • Marketing and business development
  • Tender and proposal development
  • Engagement delivery
  • Team management.


Professional Experience Profile

  • Financial advisory, including procurement of funding and finance for public sector clients
  • Proven track record in Government Led Regeneration initiatives
  • Good track record of business origination
  • Financial modelling
  • Accounting – Chartered accountant or equivalent (e.g. CFA)
  • Corporate and commercial structuring advice (including awareness of high-level taxation issues)
  • Options appraisal
  • HM Treasury Green Book Business case writing
  • Proven track record in public sector procurement advice
  • Existing relationships across the Public Sector
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Experience of working in and managing multi-disciplinary teams


Personal Experience Profile

  • Personable and engaging personality
  • Relationship builder
  • Someone that engenders trust and confidence from team members and clients
  • Organised and methodical in approach
  • collaborative and values led approach



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