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Director of Media Relations

City of LondonCompetitive Salary + benefits

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) is the UK’s leading association for the banking and financial services sector, representing the interests of more than 240 member organisations with a worldwide presence in 180 countries.  Our member banks make up the world's largest international banking cluster, operating 150 million accounts for UK customers and contributing over £50 billion annually toUK economic growth. We represent our members to policymakers, regulators, the media and all key stakeholders across the UK, Europe and beyond, working together to promote a legislative and regulatory system that works for customers and promotes economic growth.

Working in a busy environment, in a time of great change for the industry, the successful candidate will lead on and shape the BBA’s press coverage.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Handling big stories in high pressure situations and delivering outstanding results.
  • Developing a proactive, strategic communications programme.
  • Scoping out and developing news stories which help promote the banking industry and the BBA.
  • Developing and enhancing the BBA’s digital and social media content.
  • Being a leading spokesperson for the BBA across all media outlets.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Substantial experience of working in a busy media relations team.
  • Substantial experience of working for a major national news organisation.
  • Proven experience of running and executing successful campaigns.
  • Management experience.
  • Knowledge of financial services and business.

Benefits include:

A competitive salary and a generous package of benefits.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@bba.org.uk