Head of Public Relations

Central London
£80,000 to £90,000
02 Jan 2013
02 Feb 2013
Full Time
Contract Type

The Organisation

A client of Ellwood Atfield is a high street brand with a heritage and recognition unparalleled in the UK. Despite their established presence on Britain’s high street outmoded perceptions about the services they offer their customers is commonplace. The company is recruiting a new Head of PR to increase the corporate profile.

As the Head of PR you will:

  • Build, lead, manage and develop the newly established public relations function through a process of significant genesis.
  • In conjunction with the wider communications team, develop the company’s story/narrative which will run through all communications and stakeholder engagement activity.
  • Develop and deliver the corporate press, media and social media strategy to change the outmoded perceptions.
  • Develop and deliver the commercial PR strategy to support the commercial goals across prioritized products and services.
  • Establish and oversee the running of the UK-wide news and press office function, including regional representatives. Act as a credible, authentic and authoritative spokesperson/advocate for the organization.

To qualify for the position of Head of PR you must have experience of:

  • Acting as a senior PR professional with substantial experience of working with, and providing advice at, Board/Director level in a large organisation.
  • Providing a track record of high-level engagement with a broad range of opinionated and influential internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic thinker with proven ability to develop and implement PR strategies in a complex business environment.
  • Commercially orientated with good business acumen and the ability to develop PR solutions to business and reputation issues.
  • Strong team leader with proven ability to build/develop the capability of a team and to manage and motivate a team.

To Apply:

If you are interested in hearing more about this role please contact Tom Ewen on 020 7340 6480. To apply please email your most up to date CV to enquiry@ellwoodatfield.com quoting reference TE/RET