Senior Communications Manager

Location
England,London,City of London
Salary
£60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted
17 April 2019
Closes
15 May 2019
Ref
3577867
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main Duties * Supporting the Director of Corporate Affairs in the development and delivery of the corporate communications strategy. * Leading on the development and execution of the strategy and communications programme in support of business plan priorities, providing senior level strategic advice, guidance and support to internal stakeholders and ensuring the delivery of effective media and B2B communications campaigns * Developing and implementing an integrated media relations and PR strategy and plan against the business objectives. Leading the delivery of the organisation's media relations activities, including: * Developing and maintaining strong media relationships across consumer, corporate and trade journalists * Advising the senior leadership team and colleagues on media handling strategy * Working closely with the chief executive and directors daily to advise on media strategy, liaise on day-to-day media issues, and to prepare them for media interviews * Promoting the organisation's corporate achievements in the media * Raising awareness of the Service and disseminating its advice through consumer PR * Working closely with colleagues in the Commissioning & Partnerships Directorate, including the Country Managers, to ensure effective regional media engagement and a cohort of confident and engaging spokespeople * Managing third party contracts including media agencies * Overseeing the internal communications channels function, to ensure joined up approach to internal communications in line with wider communications priorities * Overseeing the development and cascade of B2B content and channels, including B2B social media strategy and engagement * Developing and embedding effective evaluation of communications activities, setting clear and measurable KPIs for all communications activities, including understanding consumer outcomes with a focus on priority audience segments and vulnerable consumer * Management and development of the Communications (Content & Channels) team of five heads The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all the below: - * Experience of developing and delivering communications strategies and plans in support of defined business priorities, working effectively with internal stakeholders and senior-level SMEs to manage potentially conflicting priorities and deadlines, with limited resources and in support of the over-arching communications strategy * Strong media relations and PR strategy development capabilities learned through leading multiple and complex consumer and corporate campaigns * Experience of leading the delivery of media and PR strategies * Proactive and robust, able to anticipate business requirements and media responses * Experience of operating in a complex corporate organisation, subject to significant public scrutiny * Experience in communications activity with policymakers and civil servants * A strong knowledge of retail financial services markets, regulation and consumer issues and public policy is a bonus but not essential * Expertise in developing and delivering successful corporate engagement strategies and plans and managing corporate reputation * Experience in working with and advising senior executives * Strong networking and presentation, written and verbal communication skills * Comprehensive project management skills and the ability to deliver projects within inter-departmental teams * Expertise in managing external suppliers and agencies * Event management knowledge and experience * Resilient, ability to handle external scrutiny and internal challenge, and ability to work in fast-paced environments * Experience of staff management and developing an effective team * Expertise in managing budget and demonstrating effective ROI If this role is of interest, please do apply with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience or do contact myself for further information-the closing date is the 30th of April

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