/ Vacancies

Join our team

Are you looking for your next career move? Here are the latest vacancies we’re recruiting for. To apply, take a look at the details at the end of the page.

/ Current Roles

PR director

Could you be the lead relationship director we’re looking for to look after a number of our PR clients and help them to communicate with impact? As we continue to grow we’re signing on more clients who need our insight driven strategic communications service. A big part of that service is about helping clients develop and deliver impactful messages through lots of different channels to lots of different audiences. So we now need a quality PR Director who knows their way around the financial services landscape. What’s involved? The majority of your time will be spent working closely with those clients, ensuring they’re getting the right angles and messages for what it is they want to talk about. You’ll also be working with your insight and marketing communications colleagues at the lang cat to develop compelling strategic communications plans, and to deliver on those plans to help increase clients’ familiarity

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Consultant

Can you help us help organisations of all sorts in the long-term savings and investment space make better decisions, based on real insight? This is a big one. Roles like this don’t come along often. We’re expanding the consulting side of our business, which in the main helps organisations of all sorts make better decisions, based on real insight, in the long-term savings and investments space. We’ve simply got too much work on; it’s been that way for a while and it’s time for us to build this part of the team. So we’re in the market for someone new to join the insight and consultancy division at the lang cat. What’s involved? It’s a very varied job, but here are some of the things you’ll get involved in: There are consultants who float around clients and rely on teams of graduates to get the actual work done. There are

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/ Six from you. Six from us.

There are six qualities we look for in everyone that joins the lang cat, and here they are:

Accountable – we don’t do slopey shoulders. No space for it in a small business.

Curious – there is plenty we all don’t know yet and the pursuit of it is always worthwhile.

Flexible – we all get our hands dirty at the lang cat. No-one is above any job.

Organised – you have to have to have to be able to organise yourself. Don’t confuse our irreverent style with carelessness.

Creative – we know our stuff, but we’re also able to spot insights, hooks, angles and different approaches which others might miss.

Collaborative – you’ve got one of the industry’s best teams at your disposal. We suggest you use it.

What you get in return is a working life which is:

Flexible – we’ll say more on this below, but there’s more to life than work.

Varied – some days probably are the same, but not many.

Supportive – ‘no’ isn’t a word you’ll hear too often if you come up with stuff we should do either for ourselves or for one of our clients.

Challenging – we push ourselves and try to be honest with each other if something isn’t up to scratch. But in a supportive way.

Collegiate – not sure that’s the right word, but the team is there for everyone. All you ever have to do is ask.

Open – everyone gets to find out how we’re doing and we discuss the big decisions.

So, there you have it. Six from you, six from us.

So, there you have it. Six from you, six from us.

/ Additional details

Permanent roles come with a six-month probationary period. Salary is competitive and will depend on experience.

These are also full-time roles, ideally based from our lovely offices in Leith. But if you think different we’re happy to talk about different working patterns and locations. Lots of us have family and caring commitments outside work and we’ll do our best with all of it.

You’ll be onsite with clients from time to time, so you should be comfortable with travel. We prioritise getting the work done over keeping set hours, but that doesn’t mean we expect you to pull all-nighters.

We’re committed to being blind to gender, race, faith, sexuality and physical ability in our recruitment. What we care about is your ability to do the job. If you’re going to be working out of our Leith office then we’re pleased to say it’s wheelchair accessible. We’re always very keen to hear from ‘returners’ who are looking to re-enter the industry after a break.

There’s a pension scheme (8% unconditional), a bonus scheme, and 35 days’ holiday per year inclusive of public holidays. After three months you will qualify for a death in service benefit of four times gross salary. We have an extended benefits policy which gives access to certain additional health and wellbeing services. There’s an electric vehicle leasing scheme you can take part in if you are so inclined and when in Edinburgh you get access to the office Sonos on the understanding that ritual humiliation of your music taste will be guaranteed. The coffee is decent and plentiful.

And that’s it! We hope to hear from you soon.

How to apply

If you’d like us to consider you, send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@langcatfinancial.com. Tell us why you’re interested in working with us and why you think you’d be a good fit.
You’re welcome to contact us using the same email address if you’d like to ask us questions before you apply.

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