Group Communications Director

Employer
VMA Group
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Circa £150,000 - £180,000
Closing date
28 May 2022
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Job Details

A FTSE listed property company is seeking a Group Communications Director to lead their communications team. This is a progressive, fast paced b2b company seeking a highly proficient communicator with demonstrable experience across external and internal comms, corporate reporting, crisis comms and diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate will also oversee operational communications and proactive customer communications, working closely with the operations team. The role reports directly into the CEO and is a member of the executive leadership team.  Sector experience in property, utilities, industrial, retail or service industries will be relevant and candidates must have corporate and PLC listed experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Reporting into the CEO, the role is responsible for leading the corporate communications strategy. This covers media relations, Government affairs, social impact and internal communications
  • Supporting the Director of Investor Relations, where required, on key investor calendar communications, content, activity and channels
  • Understanding of operational communications and proactive customer communications  
  • Drive forward the corporate sustainability agenda with responsibility for the social impact programme
  • Lead the transformation of the quality and consistency of communications with responsibility for the reputation and brand through internal and external communications
  • Be an effective internal networker and relationship builder, recognising the need to provide effective counsel, guidance and ideas
  • Promote the company’s relationships with media (financial, corporate, regional, trade), Government and other third-party stakeholders who enhance the brand
  • Lead the communications team providing a centre of excellence for communications and ensuring  a drumbeat of activity which builds on the strategic goals of the organisation
  • Create thought leadership and challenge in the marketplace, using data and insight and addressing topical mass market issues

Key skills:

  • A background of corporate/PLC experience and extensive exposure to a variety of communication challenges
  • An accomplished communicator with excellent oral, written and team building skills
  • An influencer who can embrace change and make a positive difference
  • Demonstrable credibility and gravitas to build strong relationship with boards and wider stakeholders
  • Proven ability to use communication strategies, tools and techniques to support the achievement of business objectives, in alignment with overall business strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity and credibility to influence at the most senior level
  • Analytical and commercially aware, with the ability to gauge stakeholder opinion
  • A team player who can manage and coach teams

Company

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: www.vmagroup.com. 

Twitter: @VMAGroup
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vmagroup/

Find Us
Website
Telephone
020 7436 4243
Location
23 Bedford Square
London
England
WC1B 3HH
United Kingdom
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