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Senior PR and Communications Manager - Better Placed - Marketing People

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Better Placed - Marketing People
Salary band: £30k - £40k
Salary: £37000 - £40000
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: Employer
Contact: Mike Barton
Sector: B2B
Category: Marketing Communications Jobs, Media Marketing Jobs, PR Jobs

A large and diverse organisation our client are a leading business within the construction industry. Reporting into the Head of Marketing, they are currently looking to recruit a PR and Communications Manager to take a lead role on the PR and Internal Communications activity across the group.

Key responsibilities for the PR and Communications Manager will include;

  • Deputising for the head of department in particular to support key executives and the chief executive with both reactive and proactive PR and internal communications activity
  • Take a lead on implementing the PR and internal communications plans for the group and individual business units
  • Retain and develop relationships with key journalists across various industry, national and regional press
  • Take a lead on media interviews for the group
  • Develop effective crisis communications activities for the group if they occur
  • Develop and define key messages into relevant and persuasive copy to ensure consistently high volumes of external coverage and effective internal communications
  • Implement the internal communications strategy for the group alongside HR colleagues
  • Research, preparation and approval of press releases, case studies, opinion articles etc
  • Run the company's press office function
  • Manage the PR and communications budget

Key skills required for the position are;

  • Extensive experience of working in a related PR and Communications role and able to develop PR strategy
  • Able to forge effective working partnerships across all levels up to Chief Executive level
  • Experience of B2B PR environment
  • Excellent copywriting and English grammar skills
  • Social media experience
  • Knowledge of Internal Communications techniques and skills
  • Line management experience