Head of Communications

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Location
Oxfordshire, England
Salary
£75000 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted
17 Mar 2021
Closes
14 Apr 2021
Ref
3947804
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Head of
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

Head of Communications
£75,000 - £80,000
Oxford - Flexible working options available (hybrid working/part time)

I am currently working with a rapidly growing professional services organisation based in Oxford

Due to an increase in activity, my client is actively looking for a Head of Communications to join the organisation. This role is responsible for creating a PR & Communications strategy to drive engagement and raise brand awareness.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a Communications & PR strategy for the firm to drive engagement and brand awareness both internally and externally using a multi-channel approach
  • Build world-class relations with priority media targets including key industry publications
  • Utilise media relationships to deliver coverage and positioning for the company that reinforces current leadership in the sector thinking about budget and target audiences
  • Ensure consistent messaging reflecting the businesses personality and purpose across print, broadcast, online and social media.
  • Manage and drive key stories using engaging and effective content, by building strong relationships with business stakeholders and utilising their experience and knowledge.
  • Using insight to drive discussions and communications planning, deliver UK employee campaigns locally, ensuring appropriate use of channels and language for the country audience.
  • Support culture and business change that encourages behaviours that reflect our values and supports the overall company strategy
  • Enhance internal messaging through story telling and effective internal communications to ensure our vision and values are consistent across our offices.

Personal profile

  • Strong communications and PR experience within the professional services industry - construction, architect practices or structural engineering firms.
  • Proven ability to operate within a partnership matrix and prioritise competing demands.
  • Proven ability to align a company wide strategy, whilst maintaining an awareness of local sensitivities.
  • Strong storytelling and presentation skills and ability to produce clear, engaging content.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and personal presence/credibility with senior stakeholders.
  • Strategic planning and project management skills.
  • Displays behaviours aligned to the company values.
  • Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and pressurised situations.
  • Proven crisis management skills.

If you are actively looking for a Head of Communications opportunity within a growing business, please do not hesitate to contact me. This is a fantastic opportunity to build something from scratch and really add value to an organisation keen to raise their brand awareness. This role is flexible on location, however there will be a requirement to travel to the Oxford office on a regular basis, so within reasonable/ easy commuting distance would be advisable.

Samantha Oswald - 01865 972130 / [mailto:]

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