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Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Communications Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40,000

  • Contact:

    Joanne Watkins

  • Contact Email:

    jwatkins@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    JW914794

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2020-02-29

  • Consultant:

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Seeking a Corporate Communications Executive for a global design, engineering and management consulting company; In partnership with the Senior Corporate Communications Manager, this role supports the development of the company’s profile and reputation with external stakeholders including the media, political and third-party influencers. The main responsibilities include creating informative content; identifying / building media and government relations opportunities to promote the company’s brand, products, and services. The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator with brilliant presentation and stakeholder engagement skills. Could this be you?!

Key responsibilities:

  • To support the UK Head of Corporate Communications in leading the overall strategic direction of the company’s UK corporate communications
  • To act as a contact for media enquiries, liaising with colleagues to provide information and coordinate interviews to deliver an efficient and appropriate response
  • To establish relationships with, and understanding of, target media across different industry sectors, national and regional
  • To support government relations stakeholder engagement; building relationships and helping the business to understand and shape the external policy landscape to support business growth.
  • To establish strong relationships with key internal stakeholders and colleagues across the UK business
  • To provide advice to senior management; ensure they are prepared to deal with the media and political stakeholders
  • To produce media / stakeholder engagement materials: op-eds, blogs, press releases, briefings, reports etc.
  • To assist in the development of research and opinion-based thought leadership content
  • To assist in recording outputs of corporate communications activities for internal reporting
  • Produce high quality written media content & support the development of digital and social media content that delivers increasing levels of engagement across key external audiences

Key skills required:

  • Relevant corporate communications and government relations experience either in-house or agency
  • Professional services and/ or experience in key industry sectors such as property/ infrastructure/ water/ environment an advantage
  • Strong contacts across UK national and trade media
  • Communications skills – high quality of written and oral communication
  • Proven track record in producing good content that has generated high quality media coverage in trade and national media
  • Strong interest in current affairs
  • Knowledge of the workings of Parliament and Whitehall
  • Strong interest in social media and professional experience in using social channels to enhance reputation in a B2B sector
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