Communications Executive / Full time / Salary Circa £28,000
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Communications Executive to join our small, award winning, communications team. Reporting to the Media Relations & Communications Manager, you will support the Horticultural Trades Association in its role as the 'voice of the industry'.
This varied and exciting role will see the successful applicant building relationships with trade, national and specialist media and our partner organisations to continue to promote our reputation as the voice of ornamental horticulture.
Within the role you will develop communications campaigns for key strategic issues for the HTA, alongside producing content to support your own campaigns and others, drafting copy for media releases, responding to media queries and actively seeking opportunities to further the exposure of horticulture within the media.
To be considered for this role you will need:
· Proven experience of delivering PR campaigns in support of wider organisational objectives
· An understanding of the need to be flexible around emerging issues
· To be an effective communicator with the ability to influence.
· Have good planning and organisational skills, a high degree of accuracy and an eye for detail
In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work alongside an extremely dedicated group of people within an exciting and vibrant organisation. Our benefits include pension, life assurance, health cash plan and discounted National Garden Gift Vouchers.
2020 created new gardeners and the HTA campaign to ensure garden centres were classed as essential retailers throughout the COVID-19 restrictions has increased the profile of the horticultural industry.
The HTA have 1500 members which include garden retailers, growers, landscapers and suppliers to the garden industry. As one of the largest membership organisations the HTA have run the National Garden Gift scheme since 1962, this provides consumers with a UK wide scheme encouraging both new and existing gardeners to visit garden centres and retail nurseries.
The HTA lobby and campaign on behalf of our members within the horticulture industry and provide a whole range of member services including, business solutions, events, market information and learning & development.
How to apply
You can view the full job description for this role at www.hta.org.uk/about/hta-careers/current-vacancies.html To apply for the role, please send your covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our aim is to recruit and retain people with the behaviours that support our mission and who will grow with us and the industry. We are open and honest in recognising that there is more that the Association can do to value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and therefore welcome applicants from all underrepresented communities within Horticulture, including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities.
This advert is only open to direct applicants, NO AGENCIES should apply. All applicants must have valid references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.