Senior PR and external communications officer

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  • Contract
  • Solihull
  • Salary: £174.61

Direct Response Employment Services are delighted to be supporting our national client in the recruitment of a senior PR and external communications officer to join the team on a contract basis for 6-8 months to start in May 2021.

Our client is looking for a friendly, proactive and creative member to join the team and hit the ground running working within a busy communications and corporate affairs team.

Within this role you will be responsible for delivery effective communications to a range of audiences through various owned and earned channels, including web and social media. Working as a team and having a strategic approach to delivery communications support for the business alongside delivery of daily activities to support and enhance the business reputation.

Key Duties:

  • Proactively identify and delivery thought leadership and other communications and support in delivery strategy and long term visions of the business.
  • Support improvements in regional and wider media profile of the company in line with external affairs.
  • Act as business contact for defined business units and be confident in advising leadership teams and other stakeholders on effective communication to meet their objectives and demonstrate measurable results.
  • Build and own relationships with key internal and external stake holders along with maintaining great relationships.
  • Manage positive relationships with communication team within key customer and partner organizations.
  • Support the delivery and development of social media channels and content.
  • Measure and provide continuous improvement on all communication activity.
  • Manage reactive media enquiries.
  • Advise internal stakeholders on media relations tactics.

Knowledge and Skills required:

  • Previous experience within a similar role and working within PR / Communications.
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategic media and communication campaigns.
  • Experience of working within a press office or similar.
  • Digital PR experience including social media content activity.
  • Building and maintaining relationships.
  • Customer focus, strong analytical and verbal reasoning.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

If you haver previous experience working within PR, Communications or external affairs then we would love to have a further discussion with you.

Pay rate for this role is 139.69 per day which is equivalent to a annual salary in the circa of £36k paid via PAYE.

We look forward to discussing this role with you.

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