Press & Public Affairs Manager - 6 months project

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Up to £38k, day rate £160 - 180, 6 month contract
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
12 Oct 2019
Ref
30919
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Freelance

One of the largest property firms, with a unique twist, are looking for an outstanding Press & Public Affairs Manager to join their team to help out for the next six months. This business-critical role will involve both press and public affairs.  You will be involved in developing media and stakeholder engagement, parliamentary engagement and both local and national government relations activities – with the aim of ensuring that the company voice is heard and the company’s influence develops among key national and local decision-makers.

Key duties

  • Ensure a prompt and effective daily media relations response to relevant news and providing crisis communication where needed
  • Assist in the delivery of the development of strong relationships with key trade, local and national journalists.
  • To lead on developing and executing the company’s public affairs strategy in to ensure maximum influence.
  • To manage the full range of public affairs activities for the company. 
  • The Press & Public Affairs Manager will use strong interpersonal and leadership skills to ensure that senior staff are well briefed on key parliamentary and government developments and assist them in developing local stakeholder relationships
  • The Press Public Affairs Manager will work as part of the national communications team and will work closely with the other members of the team and colleagues across the business.
  • To work closely to counsel a range of senior officials on public affairs issues. 
  • To be the in -house expert and collaborative partner on public affairs, policy and stakeholder issues of importance to the company.
  • Customer-focus will be a passion. Strategic thinking will concentrate on cementing a customer focus among their colleagues involved in public affairs and stakeholder engagement.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • degree education
  • excellent understanding of the media landscape and parliamentary process
  • proven experience of producing high quality communications for media contacts and external stakeholders
  • some experience and knowledge in the health/social care or property sector ... not essential
  • strong communications skills
  • experience of drafting briefing papers at senior management level
  • strong IT skills

In return the Press & Public Affairs Manager will be offered a day rate of £160 -£180 but there is the possibility of a fixed term contract too. 

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