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External Communications Manager

External Communications Manager

  • Location

    West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55,000 - £60,000

  • Contact:

    Sophie Collins

  • Contact Email:

    scollins@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    SC914816

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2020-02-14

  • Consultant:

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External Communications Manager

My client, a global healthcare organisation is looking for a creative External Communications Manager to join the UK&I team at their office in West Sussex. This is a strategic and tactical role bringing to life their world-renowned innovation and life-saving technologies.

As part of a small, experienced and supportive team you will enhance and protect their reputation, liaising with media and a variety of audiences to tell their story.

Key tasks:

  • Set external communications strategy
  • Take the lead on the content strategy for the website and social media channels
  • Identify proactive media opportunities and ensure company’s interests and concerns are represented in relevant debates
  • Manage issues/crisis communication to protect and enhance brand reputation
  • Provide strategic communications advice to the business working closely with Public Affairs, Medical Affairs, Healthcare Development, Marketing, Global and regional teams
  • Manage agency relationships e.g. PR and media monitoring

Experience & Personal Attributes:

  • Proven external communications experience gained either in-house or agency
  • Excellent media management skills with a strong news sense
  • Success in digital channel and content development – creating engaging content that influences behaviour across channels
  • Knowledge and expertise of current trends and best practise in digital and social
  • Solid Corp Comms experience dealing with crisis and issues
  • Demonstrable experience creating and executing integrated communications campaigns
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Experience working with colleagues and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds – culturally sensitive with the ability to build strong trusted relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to understand and assimilate highly technical and scientific information and translate it into layman's speak – a great writer
  • Team player
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