Communications Manager

Focus Resourcing
London, UK
Closing date
1 Nov 2020

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Marketing & PR
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Our client is seeking a highly experienced Communications Manager with experience of working in professional services or financial services. To be successful you will have proven experience in PR or have recent experience in PR Management. You will be an integral part of the Business Development team and have the ability to work collaboratively with virtual colleagues who sit in other offices and countries.

Your role:

Lead and develop an integrated communications strategy for the company incorporating external and internal communications, in support of the company's ongoing strategic marketing, through leadership and business development campaign programmes

Drive and oversee the identification of PR opportunities to help my clients position s as the go-to commentator on key industry and legal issues, ensuring all opportunities are part of a wider communications campaign plan and themes/opportunities are promoted across all media and online channels

Proactively manage the strategic PR and communications plan that identifies key priorities and themes, including managing our proactive press release schedule. Work directly with key stakeholders to manage and develop relationships with key media to help build and increase our global media coverage

Manage and support the Communications Executive in the day-to-day coordination of the Internal Communications programme

Manage and support public relations (PR) agency, including setting our strategic PR priorities, KPIs and workload, ensuring that the quality is of the highest standard, whilst working within agreed deadlines

Manage the successful awards submission programme and manage the submissions to the key legal and industry surveys, as part of ongoing programme to maintain and build the company reputation in the market.

The person:

Previous background as a Manager within a public relations or communications based role

Strong experience and interest in PR, internal communications and the use and promotion of social media channels

Proven experience of working with the media, handling and managing media enquiries

Experienced in working with and managing an external PR agency to support an in-house communications team

Experienced in dealing with other external agencies to support the delivery of communication messages as part of the strategic programmes e.g. research and thought leadership

Strong understanding of communications principles and the role of thought-leadership in B2B communications

Experienced in using digital and social media to support the ongoing strategic business development programme including marketing, sponsorship and thought leadership

Interest and experience of using other forms of communication channels to deliver external and internal communication messages e.g. video

Experienced in delivering campaign-led integrated communication programmes to support the business

Strong executive presence to be able to liaise, support, work and influence senior leaders across the business

Excellent IT skills in the MS Office environment, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint to a high level, with experience in SharePoint and other packages an advantage

Accredited public relations or communications qualifications desirable

Professional services or financial services experience is preferred

Additional knowledge/experience of email marketing and media monitoring platforms, in addition to website content management systems advantageous
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