Group Communications Manager - Swindon

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44000 - 50000
Ref: 186 Date Posted: Monday 13 Feb 2023

Group Communications Manager

Swindon (office based)

£44,000 - £50,000


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a thriving business as the Group Communications Manager and to lead the communications team based at the head office in Swindon. 

Alongside a competitive salary you will receive the following

  • Bonus scheme
  • Health care maintenance cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension at 4% employer contribution, minimum 4% employee contribution with 1 x life assurance
  • 25 days holiday per annum increasing annually to 28 with a holiday trading option

Are you looking for a new challenge in public relations and communications that offers a highly varied and hands-on role – then this is might be for you

About the role

Managing a small team, you will be responsible for the delivery of both internal and external communications for group. Your primary role will be to promote and maintain the reputation of the Group’s business activities in the regions and communities in which the business operates and strengthen the awareness of the business culture and core values with stakeholders. In addition, you will ensure that the team provides high quality, timely and proactive communications support to the operations and head office functions on a day-to-day basis (as required) and also in the delivery of larger strategic projects.  

Reporting to the Company Secretary, you will help lead on the delivery of and be responsible for the production, publication, and distribution of published corporate literature for both internal and external audiences and generating digital and social media content. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • To actively manage the public relations and communication strategy for the group of companies.
  • To be responsible for management of the Group’s brand and ensure that its reputation and image is protected and aligned with the Group’s strategic interests; and to identify opportunities to enhance the company reputation.
  • To facilitate a better understanding of the Group’s activities and operations and highlight the support given to local communities to both internal and external audiences. 
  • To actively promote, support and help coordinate the delivery of stakeholder engagement activities including representing the company at community liaison meetings.

About you

  • Minimum of five years relevant PR / communications experience
  • Hold a degree in either English or other modern language, Communications, Public Relations or Journalism.
  • Have a creative, collaborative, positive and can-do approach to communications and the services provided by the team to support the aims of the company. 
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills for both online and print media and be able to write compelling and creative copy for diverse audiences.
  • Have proven experience of working collaboratively and consulting with internal and external stakeholders of all levels and delivering engagement programmes to identified stakeholders.
  • Understand the need and value of visual identity and branding and experience of transitioning to and developing online channels and digital media.
  • Have demonstrable experience of building and enhancing reputation through proactive and reactive public relations activities and managing responses to potential ‘crisis’ situations and ‘press threats.’
  • Experience of managing a small team.
  • Hold a full driving licence.

Next steps

Send your CV to us or call for more information on 01793 734440