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External Relations Manager

VMA Group
North West England
£44,000 - £47,000 plus company car
Closing date
15 Jan 2022
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Well known service provider requires an experienced External Affairs Manager to join their team to proactive target key media and political / community stakeholders to raise corporate provide and reactively respond to media and public enquiries. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  •   Develop regional stakeholder engagement programme and prepare briefings for key political meetings
  • Manage a schedule of stakeholder meetings with politicians, Government bodies, Council offices, trade organisations and regulator
  • Proactively promote campaigns and gain media coverage as well as reactive reputation management
  • Develop and maintain strong regional media relationships
  • Support corporate events such as AGM and Annual Report

Ideally looking for a former journalist turned communications professional who has excellent knowledge of North West issues, media and key political stakeholders and experience of working within a Council or Government department and how best to engage this audience.  


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing.

Our specialist practices cover: 

• Internal and Change Communications 
• External Communications 
• Investor Relations 
• Public Affairs
• Marketing 
• Digital
• Agency Services 

Over the last 40 years, we have focused on building strong and lasting relationships in the communications and marketing sectors, working with candidates who have become clients, and clients who have become candidates. We consider ourselves to be a true career-partner. 

None of this would be possible without the exceptional people within VMAGROUP who are fully committed to what they do. 

Our team, which includes communications and marketing specialists working alongside recruitment professionals, maintain long-term, commercially successful relationships with our international network of clients – from innovative, independent start-ups to large, complex multinational corporations, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. Working on their behalf, we source the brightest and best communications and marketing talent. 

With offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris, we have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications industry supporting planning and decision-making. 
For more information, visit: 

Twitter: @VMAGroup

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020 7436 4243
23 Bedford Square
United Kingdom
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