Corporate Communications Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Ref: EH-1901-6321
  • 2019-01-09T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Professional body seeks versatile Corporate Communications Manager

The opportunity
A professional body in the public finance sector is looking to hire a new Corporate Communications Manager, with excellent press and public affairs experience and strong writing and media relations skills. Reporting to the newly appointed Head of Communications and Content, the successful candidate will run the day-to-day press office and public affairs function, with a focus on proactive comment, thought leadership and news generation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile body which is at the heart of the debate around public spending.
 
Main responsibilities

  • Act as key point of contact for colleagues across the organisation in relation to any external communications issues and media contact, developing and maintaining communication plans as necessary.
  • Develop and manage a rolling media relations programme including press releases, journalist briefings and selling-in articles to the media.
  • Develop and manage events and briefings to engage stakeholders including journalists, politicians and policy makers, including party conference fringe events.
  • Research, draft and distribute briefing papers, position statements, press releases and other communication materials as agreed with the Director, Public Affairs.
  • Liaise with stakeholders including journalists, politicians and their staff and colleagues to support the management of the external communication programme both proactively and reactively.

 
Key skills and experience required

  • Previous experience in press and public affairs environment, preferably in a public sector or professional body
  • Formulating and delivering robust communications plans, objectives and strategy using a range of communication channels
  • Good understanding of press, Parliamentary and policymaking processes
  • Event management experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

To apply for this fantastic Corporate Communications Manager please apply quoting the reference no. EH-1901-6322
 

 

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