Senior Communications Manager - Reputation and Political


£Competitive + bonus + package
London, Malmesbury - United Kingdom


The Senior Communications Manager will develop and execute communications plans to cover a range of proactive and reactive situations. They will have a strong appreciation of the political and media cycle in order to spot developing opportunities and threats both inside and outside the organisation. They will have an ability to build relationships, advise and influence at the highest levels in order to manage reputation risks, and proactively articulate narratives which convey our plans and ambitions.


What you’ll be doing - 

• Reputation Communications: Reputation defence and enhancement planning and mitigation across including issue management, horizon scanning and anticipation.

• Public Affairs programme: motoring and analysing developments in the political landscape, developing and delivering political engagement plans for the UK across national, local and regional representatives.

• Media Handling: Assessing, advising and briefing teams and spokespeople on proactive and reactive media opportunities.

• Incident management: responsible for ensuring that systems, plans, protocols, holding statements are in place to anticipate and address incidents. 

• Insights & Analysis: International real-time media monitoring and reputation analysis, reporting issues and coverage in a timely manner. 


What we’d like to see from you –

• Detailed knowledge of the UK political landscape: A natural interest in politics and evidence of Government Affairs experience e.g. working for a politician, think-tank, or in a political affairs role.

• In-depth knowledge of the UK media landscape: Hands-on media relations experience. They will be confident handling complex, sensitive, topics with demanding media. 

• Unflappable: Experience of working on high-profile and confidential, projects both alone and as part of a team, often under time pressure.

• Incident management experience: dealing with time-sensitive, complex communications issues, working a part of a multidisciplinary incident team.

• A proven leader: The utmost discretion and be calm, logical, and confident – comfortable communicating with all levels and able to instil confidence. Ability to influence at the highest levels, and inspire the confidence of a global team


What we can offer you - 

·       27 days annual leave plus eight statutory bank holidays 

·       Private medical and dental cover

·       Life assurance 

·       Yearly bonus and pay review

·       Pension scheme 

·       Dyson machine discount 

·       Free sports centre 

·       Subsidized cafes

Posted: 25 April 2019