Senior PR Manager

Location
Birmingham
Salary
£46000 - £58500 per annum
Posted
02 Aug 2019
Closes
01 Sep 2019
Ref
BBBH16152
Contact
Claire Summerfield
Sector
Utilities
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A global business are looking to recruit an experienced SENIOR PR MANAGER into their UK Communications team to be the external voice of the business in the UK.


Working within a small but talented team and reporting into the Head of Communications the remit of this role will be varied and responsibilities will include:



  • Implementing the PR plan for the UK and the business positioning with national, local and regional media

  • Provide PR support to the UK leadership team on organisational objectives

  • Be the spokesperson for UK media

  • Manage the day to day relationship with an external PR agency

  • Support the business with event communications, identify key spokespeople and prepare them for interviews and media coverage

  • Build strong relationships with the UK media and secure favourable coverage in the UK, providing materials as needed (press releases, editorials)

  • Be the external stakeholder voice internally

  • Cover and support the Internal Communications activities of the business

  • Monitor UK social media/media/news

  • Provide out of hours press office support as and when necessary


Key skills and experience for the role include:



  • Press office experience including strategic planning

  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal

  • Confidence in working independently and a strong background in PR to draw on

  • Excellent relationship skills and ideally a network of media contacts within the UK

  • Exceptional team player

  • Issue and crisis management experience

  • Experience of working within a matrix environment


An excellent salary and a marketing leading benefits package are on offer that includes flexible working.



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