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Head of Press and PR (Campaigns)

Head of Press and PR (Campaigns)

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  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

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  • Salary:

    £55,000 - £60,000

  • Contact:

    David Milligan

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Expiry Date:


Head of Press and PR (Campaigns) for a trade association which sits at the heart of the UK economy, and whose members contribute over £200bn a year.

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Public Affairs and managing a team of 3, you will help execute the external affairs strategy; identify opportunities to promote the sector and it members; lead on industry relevant campaigns; make sure the voice of the sector is heard within the public policy debate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a key adviser to the CEO, Director of Policy & Public Affairs and key internal stakeholders on the delivery of messaging to the media
  • Develop and implement the organisations PR strategy in conjunction with the policy team and senior management and manage implementation
  • Act as a key point of contact between the organisation and the senior press contacts at other stakeholders including government departments, other business organisations and commercial partners
  • Build and maintain an industry leading social media presence with which to interact and influence the media online
  • Provide crisis management plans and respond to situations that require PR/media guidance as appropriate
  • Working with the Director of Policy and Public Affairs, and the Head of Policy on the execution of industry relevant events
  • Experience of working in an issues rich, policy and politically charged environment is highly desirable.


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