Corporate PR Manager - business, financial and tax services for a major business advisory firm
My client is a major business advisory firm whose PR team has won numerous PR Week, CIPR and SABRE awards for its external and internal comms programmes over the last three years. It's a growing business and as such a new role is being created for a Corporate PR Manager focused on its tax services.
The role is offered initially on a 12 month contract, however there is a very good chance it will become permanent. The key for the team is to find the right person, regardless of notice period.
Whilst tax in general is the focus of the role, this isn't about targeting nitty gritty tax media. This is a role that will suit someone interested in big financial services issues, who understands the money and business press, who understands how tax operates in the wider business world and its impact on the economy, and can explain tax information off the back of that. Therefore the team is open to meeting strong corporate comms and media relations practitioners who understand business in general, and who can distil down complex business and financial information.
Other criteria includes:
- passionate about ‘PR with a purpose’ which raises brand profile, protects reputation and enables profitable conversations
- excellent relationships with national business media
- prepared to test bold ideas and challenge the status quo
- strong business acumen
- excellent diplomacy and negotiation skills to deal with internal clients, building trust and rapport
- can be trusted to “get stuff done” and build your own relationships with key stakeholders
- an understanding of the external communications channel mix (media, social media, digital) and the relationship between PR and marketing
I have worked with this client for a number of years and always had a huge amount of respect for them. There is something unique about the company culture wise and it is genuinely a lovely place to work. The ethos is all about being yourself, creating a culture which is very human, very down to earth, and with no hierarchies right across the firm. It's no surprise staff turnover rates are very low.