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Communications Manager

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Posted on Jul 22, 2021 by CV-Library

Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom
Marketing
Immediate Start
£35k - £45k Annual
Contract/Project

Communications Manager

Salary: £35,000-£40,000

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Location: Tunbridge Wells/ Work from home

12-month Maternity Contract

Overview

My client is a multi-brand and award-winning insurance group who are renowned for their staff reward and recognition. Due to the continued success and expansion of the business, our client is now looking to recruit a Communications Manager to join a dynamic and forward-thinking team.

Company Benefits

22 days annual leave plus bank holidays
5% pension contribution scheme
1 day's paid leave to volunteer per year.
Lifestyle discounts (discounts with over 5,000 shops, restaurants, and other retailers)
Health care cash plan (cash back on everyday healthcare such as dental and optical)
Life assurance 4 x annual salary

Key Responsibilities:

Supporting the strategy, planning and execution of B2B and B2C external communication plans for R&A. This can include:
Writing content for agreed advertising activities by the marketing team, such as solus emails, advertorials/editorials, thought leadership articles and comments.
Managing approval processes with the business.
Drafting press releases and copy to promote and support business activity.
Sourcing insurance quotes for magazines to promote the business offering.
Develop creative PR (one-off and campaigns) to support business activity and targets.
Research and evaluate new opportunities.
Work with business managers/brand owners and relevant senior managers to develop effective/targeted communication to generate online and print coverage - supported by social media team.
Manage and strengthen trade and consumer press relations advantageously.
Undertake other reasonable responsibilities and projects as instructed by the Communications Manager.
Operate an effective day-to-day media relations function including managing incoming media requests.
Keep on top of the current news agenda and put forward relevant, topical and proactive comment opportunities/angles to the businesses to ensure positive media coverage.
Ensure business messages and values are portrayed and consistent in communications including; press releases, comments, newsletters, editorials and web content.
Develop effective relationships with external partners, such as blog writers, to ensure consistent messaging.
Work with relevant teams to ensure a joined up approach across all marketing function

Key Skills and Knowledge:

Five years of progressively more responsible positions in communications, preferably with an insurance background.
Experience in using media monitoring and press distribution platforms, such as Gorkana.
Bachelors Degree in Communications or a related field required.

Essential Skills:

Must be an exceptional creative thinker, and able to demonstrate being a hands-on communications expert who thrives on the creative process and written word.
Ability to work with a flexible mindset and occasionally to tight deadlines.
Strong and effective communicator - written and verbal.
Demonstrate 100% attention to detail.
Highly developed teamwork skills, enjoy working closely with other managers and team members within marketing and communications department, and across the group.
Good knowledge of how a social media strategy can amplify PR activities.
Familiarity and skill with communications tools including written communications, marketing material, press and social media, and events.
Ability to tailor communications to different audiences based on each brand.

Competencies:

· Analytical and Creative Thinking

· Commercial Focus

· Communication Skills

· Customer Focus

· Decision Making

· Flexibility and Managing Change

· Planning and Prioritisation

· Team working

· Leadership

· Results Focus


Reference: 214259949

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