Deloitte - Assistant Director

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's market-leading Post Merger Integration (PMI) team. You will develop an impressive range of commercial consulting skills that will multiply your career options. Benefiting from client exposure and learning from the top practitioners in the field, you will be involved throughout the lifecycle of some of the largest, most complex and high profile deals in the UK and internationally.  
Our team is a growing group of over 100 London-based professionals who provide integration and separation expertise to corporate organisations, Private Equity houses and banks. Widely recognised as the most experienced, dedicated integration and separation team in EMEA, we support transactions across all industry sectors. We have worked on over 500 of the largest and most complex integrations, separations and joint ventures over the last 10 years. 
Our extensive experience, first hand insights and tried and tested methodologies give us a distinct advantage to serve a very diverse range of client needs. Our team of highly skilled business professionals with cross-border implementation experience and wide ranging language skills is looking for candidates motivated to work on the headline grabbing transactions of tomorrow.  

Your role

As part of our growing Post Merger Integration team you will work closely with clients in order to help them deliver on their objectives through the M&A lifecycle. A critical part of this is dealing with the people challenges faced during the integration and separation process. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing strong long-term client relationships and becoming recognised as a trusted business advisor

  •  Supporting the delivery of major integrations and separations including, but not limited to: scoping and planning, business case development, benefits and milestone tracking, stakeholder management and risk and issue management 

  •  Supporting the client’s HR team through the integration and separation process, advising across the full spectrum of HR issues in an M&A environment 

  • Managing the HR integration or separation projects

  • Ensuring deadlines are met and key deliverables are always accurate

  •  Forging strong relationships with project teams that will contribute to your growth and development

  •  Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

Your work, your choice

How long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell? After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. 
We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

Location: London with regular domestic and international travel

Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time 

Your professional experience

  • Demonstrable experience in a corporate HR function or a professional services role supporting HR teams, e.g. employment law 

  • Experience of working on integrations and/or separations projects 

  • Evidence of team leadership and management ability 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for the purposes of clearly communicating to clients, stakeholders and teams

  • Client focused, ensuring high quality service

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Your service line: Financial Advisory

Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you’ll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism. 

About Deloitte
Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. 

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.
Beyond the UK: North West Europe within a Global firm
The UK, Ireland and Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have combined to create a new Deloitte North West Europe firm. This is to support our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and to increase our global influence and lead in EMEA.
A broader geographical shape will create new career development opportunities, helping us develop the very best talent across the region and the world.

What do we value?

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2017 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families and to have been in their Top 10 for seven consecutive years. Additionally we received the Working Families Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016.

Being a Leader at Deloitte


Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.
We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make

  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders

  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people

  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction