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Associate Director – Corporate Communications

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a not-for-profit at the heart of the education sector as Associate Director – Corporate Communications. The successful candidate will have experience across media relations, marketing communications, internal communications, events and stakeholder relations (including partnerships) and will have strong leadership capability, able to operate at a strategic level.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop a proactive thought-leadership PR programme and broaden out target media engagement

  • Lead on reputation management and planning

  • Work with wider policy team to develop key messages and relationships with Government bodies, trade associations and other stakeholder groups

  • Develop an internal communications strategy and engagement plan

  • Put in place an events plan

Candidates must have previous management experience ideally gained in third sector with large stakeholder groups – ideally education or membership body.


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.