Communications Senior Associate (External Affairs), In-house, Corporate, London

Location: Surrey, London (Central), London (North), London (East), London (South), London (West)

Sector: Associations / Institutions, Charity / Voluntary organisation, Government, Healthcare, Media and New Media

Job description

Are you a communications professional with substantial experience of events management and stakeholder engagement? Can you use research and insight to generate favourable, insightful media coverage? Can you tell a compelling story and manage the reputation of a global alliance with a vital future strategy?  Our client is seeking a talented and bright Senior Associate to work on the External Affairs front.

You will report to the inspirational Director of Communications and play a key supporting role in the evolution of this organisation’s external reputation. You’ll develop credibility and influence with key stakeholders all over the globe and will interact with an international network of public and private partners, investors, donors, funds and philanthropists.

You’ll be an ace project manager – used to putting together large-scale corporate events and roundtables with resounding success.  You’ll know how to network, to influence and to use research, data and insight to deliver and impactful communications plans shaped around sustainable market-based strategies.  You’ll also know how to shape and sell in stories to the media and develop speaker opportunities, together with all supporting materials and briefing notes.

Ad hoc projects will be yours to own, although you’ll need to operate within your budgets. Strong experience of corporate communications and thought leadership campaigns is essential, covering reactive and proactive campaigns and programmes, developing wider core communications strategies, briefing spokespeople and senior management and offering tailored media training to colleagues, influencing news agendas, producing on-point and targeted written material and identifying new media opportunities.

You’ll show good commercial insight and will be able to handle sensitive issues effectively, will possess excellent written and verbal communications, will be assertive, articulate and self-motivated; you’ll also display the right degree of gravitas and confidence to deal with senior colleagues on a regular basis.

If you think you have the qualities and finesse to complement an already highly-skilled team, send your CV through to Hetta at The Foundry by email to

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