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Communications Manager – Food & Beverage

Exciting opportunity for a Communications Manager to join a high profile trade association in the drinks/hospitality industry.


You will be responsible for delivering the external communications strategy for the organisation.


Key skills/responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage plan, and lead press activity, including the day to day running of the press office and developing relationships with journalists.

  • Responsible for line management of the Communications Officer.

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders including members.

  • Proactively engage with internal and external policy and public affairs colleagues to help the Director of Communications and External Affairs in delivering integrated PR and public affairs campaigns to maximise the organistaion’s political influence and media profile.

  • Contribute to and lead the communications strategy for the diversity and inclusion agenda across the organisation, its membership and the wider industry.

  • Support the Director of Communications in the rebrand rollout and development of a new website for the organisation.

  • Experience working in the food & drink industry or a high profile trade association would be very helpful.


If you have the experience and would like to know more, please get in touch ASAP with your CV.

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.