Appointed - Head of PR and Corporate Communications

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Ref: FG-2309-9253
  • 2023-09-26T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

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Marine Stewardship Council to appoint Head of PR and Corporate Communications

The Organisation
Ellwood Atfield are delighted to be partnering with the Marine and Stewardship Council (MSC), an international not for profit whose goal is to end overfishing and protect the ocean environment. They work with 670 fisheries and run the leading global sustainable seafood certification and labelling programme. 

Their iconic blue fish ‘ecolabel’ which appears on pack, in store and on menus, offers a sustainable seafood choice to consumers who care about ocean impacts. They work with fishers, as well as major brands and retailers in multiple countries to build momentum for sustainable seafood supplies.

The Opportunity
MSC are looking to appoint a Global Head of PR and Corporate Communications, to ensure the efficient delivery of global PR and corporate communications, grow a positive PR profile for MSC, manage reputational risk and lead on major events and global publications.

As the Global Head of PR and Corporate Communications you will play a pivotal role in the organisation’s reputation and reach, which will be essential in ensuring MSC continue to make an impact on such a prevalent global issue.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead their global PR efforts, working with talented colleagues around the world to tell the story of their work and their inspirational partners, through key international media.
  • Lead and deliver major corporate affairs moments, including their annual report and global stakeholder event in Barcelona.
  • Lead on the writing and editing of high-quality global news releases, op eds and other editorial copy.
  • Lead on issues management, defining lines and responses, co-ordinating across the MSC’s global network.
  • Join an international workforce of highly motivated, expert people who are passionate about the ocean and the difference that the MSC program is making.

Key Skills Required

  • A great track record in leading the delivery of PR across multiple markets
  • Expertise in issues management and corporate communication
  • Strong ability to manage relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across different cultures and disciplines.
  • Experience working in an international setting.
  • Significant experience of building, mentoring and coaching team members, including those who work remotely.
  • Strong intellectual ability to understand complex, scientific information, and translate it into compelling communications.
  • A strong interest in ocean issues, particularly major global policy issues.

You are likely to be from a not-for-profit or commercial background. You will be excited by the opportunity to work with a variety of partners, from fishers to retailers as well as the public to bring about positive change. 

 If this has inspired you, please apply using the link below.

We’re an international organisation and our employees all demonstrate a level of cultural awareness, and value the diverse views and approaches relevant to the MSC program.
The MSC is committed to flexible working. The successful candidate will need to work from the London office for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month The remaining time can be worked from home.

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners.  Over 670 fisheries around the world, representing 19% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 66 countries.
The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.

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