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Our client, one of the country’s leading healthcare providers, is looking for an exceptional communications and corporate affairs professional to promote and protect the company’s reputation with corporate and financial stakeholders.
You will support the Interim Head of Media and Corporate Communications to manage corporate media relations activity and to develop and deliver financial results and M&A communications. You will also work with the Annual Report Project Manager to support the delivery of the Annual Report and Accounts.
There will also be the opportunity to contribute to digital communications, as well as various corporate social media channels. The post holder will also line manage the senior digital communications executive on an interim basis.
The role includes building relationships with key stakeholders to strengthen understanding of the business and generate goodwill. The role also includes helping to manage complex reactive issues and incidents, minimising risk to the company’s reputation.
This is a proactive and busy role which requires someone who is an excellent writer, can deal with media confidently, can design projects and drive them forward, take initiative and build strong internal relationships across a broad number of senior stakeholders. Accuracy, adaptability and pace of delivery will all be important.
The role will require working outside of regular hours, as needed and being available on call for media emergencies.
Experience in corporate and financial communications would be a distinct advantage, as would experience in working in a press office for major corporate brands and confidence in handling hostile media enquiries to minimise reputational risk. You must be able to show proven experience in digital communications and the execution of social media campaign activity. The ability to craft excellent written communications is vital
You must have strong and tested skills in corporate and financial media relations and knowledge of the UK media landscape. Knowledge of health media and healthcare is desirable alongside experience of working in a competitive market environment.