Communications Manager, Corporate Affairs

  • Location: London (hybrid working)
  • Salary: £50,000-£60,000
  • Ref: JG-2301-8812
  • 2023-01-18T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Exciting opportunity to join leading UK trade body

About the Investment Assoication 
The IA champions the UK investment management industry, supporting savers, investors and businesses in the UK, across Europe, and around the world. Their members manage £10 trillion of assets. Their mission is to make investment better. Better for clients, so they achieve their financial goals. Better for companies, so they get the capital they need to grow. And better for the economy and society, so everyone prospers.

About the role 
We are partnering with the Investment Assoication to source a details orineted Communications Manager to promote the role of investment management industry by developing and delivering a high-profile and effective media relations programme. 

The Communications team, which also includes the Head of Communications and the Communications Executive works closely with the Chair, CEO and Executive team within the IA and interacts daily with member firms, journalists and other trade bodies at all levels.

The team advocates on behalf of the IA and the industry and is charged with protecting and enhancing the  reputation of both the IA and the industry we represent. Their colleagues and their member firms look to the IA to provide expert and timely advice on developments across our stakeholder groups as well as how to best interact and influence those stakeholders. 

This role reports to the Head of Communications and sits within the IA’s Corporate Affairs team (which includes the UK government affairs team, the EU & International team as well as the communications team).

Key responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage the day-to-day press office function.
  • Alongside the Head of Communications, set and execute a proactive media and communications strategy to deliver impactful campaigns.
  • Create high-quality written content including: press releases, op-eds, social media posts, blogs and newsletter content.
  • Build and maintain networks across the media and communications community (member firms, trade bodies, and government departments) to provide insight and expert advice on communications matters.

A background in FS or investment is not required for this role. 

To apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter via the Ellwood Atfield portal (on this page) by 24 January 12:00.


  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • If you experience any difficulty applying, please email quoting the role you are applying for.