Head of Communications

Claret Recruitment Limited
United Kingdom
£65k - £70k
07 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity for an exceptional and confident communicator who will be responsible for the external and internal communication strategy, development of brand awareness, and marketing activity for a leading bank in the UK pensions market. The successful candidate will report in directly to the Managing Director UK. Liaises with internally: Sales, Marketing, Managing Board, Executive team Liaises with externally: Clients and potential Clients, PR Company, Publications, Event suppliers, Brand & marketing agencies, Industry bodies, Print and media suppliers, Online and social media suppliers The job holder will be solely responsible for the following decisions: - Purchasing decisions within approved parameters - Content and media relations contacts - Event topics and themes - Copy for any collateral - Responses to media enquiries And will work alongside management and otehr colleagues around: - Annual budget - Activity planning - Communication strategy - Items requiring Compliance oversight (content/documentation etc.) Key Activities and Accountabilities of the role - UK external communication strategy - UK messaging to reflect business strategy and objectives - Management of PR company - Oversight on press releases - Social media - Manage content/thought leadership - Internal communication strategy - Prepare UK news/blogs to be shared across the Group and intranet - Manage content for UK office meetings - Chair internal Group Pension Board - UK brand management: - Ensure brand reflects business strategy and objectives - Further develop brand awareness in UK pension industry - UK marketing strategy - Sales collateral including not limited: sales presentations, product sheets - Manage UK product launches & campaigns - Client surveys & research - CRM - Maintenance & analysis - Content management - Website - Maintenance and content management - Actively supporting and driving sales initiatives - Review sales proposals - Co-ordinate & review RFPs - Client and potential Client event design and delivery Impacts of success in the role? Main outputs. - Positive and recognised brand in UK pensions industry - Communication clearly reflects business strategy and vision - Achievement of strategic goals, including but not limited, client satisfaction and sales targets - Positive internal perception of UK branch. Behaviors, skills and standards associated with achieving success in this role? - Exceptional & confident communicator - Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout & design skills - Excellent organisational & planning skills - Previous experience in Communications/Marketing role - Strong knowledge & understanding of current trends in digital media/social media - Creative "thinks outside the box" - Self-motivation with a positive attitude - Honesty and Integrity - Customer Service - Business Acumen - Financial Soundness
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