Appointed - Interim Head of PR

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
  • Ref: PA-1706-4752
  • 2017-06-21T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

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Surrey based interim 6 month role, paying up to £50K or £300/day.

A University based in Surrey has sought our assistance in finding an Interim Head of PR to join their integrated Marketing & Communications function. The position is for an initial 6 months with the idea of moving to permanency. For the right candidate they would be willing to pay up to £50K pro rata and are also considering £300/day Ltd as a day rate.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the university's media relations activity; promoting research, teaching excellence and student experience and build relationships with journalists
  • Strategise and deliver creative communications campaigns across a variety of channels
  • Lead the university community engagement programme, working collaboratively with community leaders and elected representatives
  • Create an effective reactive media response to deal with crisis and other issues
  • Manage and motivate the PR team

Key skills required:

  • Extensive experience in media relations (proactive and reactive), with proven ability to build strong relationships with journalists
  • A proven track record in community engagement, managing a variety of stakeholders including elected representatives
  • Proven experience managing a team of staff
  • A naturally strategic outlook on communications, but happy to deliver campaigns on a tactical level
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skill

This University are ideally looking for this post holder to start immediately but may be willing to wait until September. They are looking to review applicants as soon as possible, if it's of interest please click the 'apply' button with reference PA-1706-4752 in all correspondence.