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PR/Communications Manager

Cumbria £30,000 - £35,000 + attractive benefits package

PR/Communications Manager

Cumbria

£30,000 - £35,000 + attractive benefits package

This is an exciting time to join our company as we have robust yet sustainable plans for growth with many new projects in the pipeline.

We are an independent house builder currently delivering around 160 homes per year and it is planned that this will increase to circa 400 plots by 2014/15.

The company has a large land bank which provides huge potential and development opportunities in Cumbria, Lancashire, North East England and Southern Scotland. There is a need for us to raise our profile amongst house buyers generally and especially in new areas where we have land. The successful candidate will ensure we engage new audiences and build greater awareness of Story Homes both on and offline, working across multiple channels and alongside our experienced and dedicated Sales and Marketing team. This is a new role, focused on the media side of communications strategy to include journalist liaison, writing press releases and publications and developing website content.

This is an exciting time to join our company as we have robust yet sustainable plans for growth with many new projects in the pipeline.

Responsibilities will include:

  • manage the  development and implementation of story homes’ communications  strategy;
  • work with sales and marketing team to identify main audiences and best way to contact them;
  • write/distribute interesting and effective press information;
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with key media in our build areas;
  • respond to requests from press;
  • work with sales and marketing team to develop company website to reflect corporate branding;
  • manage blogs, news, twitter, facebook and other social media on web platforms;
  • contribute to executive level policy and strategy including writing speeches and arranging interviews;
  • review pr/communications strategy on a quarterly basis;
  • train senior managers in handling press conferences/crisis management;
  • manage departmental expenditure within agreed budgets;
  • represent story homes in a professional capacity at meetings.

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