Head of Communications & Campaigns, UK

  • Location: Waterside, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB
  • Salary: Six figure salary, pension, bonus, car allowance, benefits including flight concessions
  • Ref: GH-2405-9458
  • 2024-06-11T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

Bringing together people, supporting businesses, connecting countries

Formed in January 2011, IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level, Vueling, IAG Loyalty and IAG Cargo. It is a Spanish registered company with shares trading on the London and Spanish stock exchanges. The corporate head office for IAG is close to Heathrow.

IAG has a unique business model within the airline industry, based on a light structure at the centre; empowered, and focused airline operating companies, accountable for results; and a central platform providing a competitive advantage through scale and world-class expertise.​ This enables the Group to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability in the airline industry.

IAG’s purpose is to connect people, businesses, and countries. IAG connects more than 250 destinations globally, and 115 million passengers each year as well as carrying valuable cargo to enable global trade.

The opportunity:

The IAG Corporate Affairs team’s mission is to support the performance and transformation of the Group through positively influencing the external environment around the business.

The Head of Communications and Campaigns UK role is responsible for leading IAG efforts to communicate its financial performance, transformation, policy, and sustainability goals externally in the UK.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the IAG senior leadership in media and external event activities in the UK, including leading a contact programme, preparing briefing notes and talking points.
  • Lead strategy and delivery of media relations on behalf of IAG for UK-based business media; respond to UK press enquiries coming into IAG press office.
  • Play a key role in Group financial results, leading on UK financial communications materials, as well as developing and executing media and digital communications plans.
  • Lead proactive campaigns that positively influence the environment around IAG’s business and enhance IAG’s corporate reputation, working with colleagues across corporate affairs and sustainability.

Requirements include:

  • Seniority and authority to work directly with the IAG Management Committee including the CEO and CFO.
  • Skilled in developing communication strategies to build corporate reputation, particularly on sustainability, financial and regulatory issues.
  • Able to work with financial information and data to back up the corporate narrative.
  • A broad range of contacts in the UK national business media, at correspondent and business editor level.
  • Issues-management skills for identifying, tracking, and handling difficult media topics.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

IAG is proud of the diversity of the workforce within its Group companies - with colleagues from around the world, working across more than 77 countries, speaking dozens of languages, with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. IAG aims to ensure everyone feels their unique difference is recognised and valued.
IAG needs your help to enable the company to assess how it is doing, but filling in this form is voluntary. The information provided will be kept confidential and will be used exclusively for monitoring purposes. Please download and complete the Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form, thank you.

How to apply:
For more information, please consult the detailed candidate pack and apply via the ‘Apply for this Role’ button.

Please note that the deadline for applications is noon on 13th June 2024.

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