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Communications Manager

The opportunity

My client is the commercial arm for a leading Engineering membership/trade organisation. They are looking for a Communications Manager to lead on all strategic media relations initiatives for the organisation as well social media and employee engagement matters.

Your responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will be responsible for:

  • Building strong relationships with journalists and media outlets, secure proactive media coverage and thought leadership pieces and manage incoming media enquiries

  • Establishing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders including members of the organisation as well as government bodies to build awareness and increase the organisation’s profile and reputation

  • Leading on all crisis communications plans and strategies for the business

  • Managing and monitoring all legislative and policies relating to engineering and construction

The ideal candidate

You will come with strong communication skills, both written and oral. You will have strong experience in media relations as well as have the confidence in working with external and internal stakeholders while bring comfortable drafting press releases and building relationships with government bodies. The ideal candidate will also have experience working in the construction, engineering or similar sectors.

If you would like to have a chat about the opportunity and find out more, please apply or email me at

Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will get in touch if you are successful in your application.


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

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, 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, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

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

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is an Inclusive+ Recruiter.