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Head of Communications

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £30,600-£35,190

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166353

NRG is delighted to be working with a marketing agency who is recruiting for a PR & Communications Manager & Team Leader to join their team. Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the organisation’s PR output, managing two media and PR professionals and taking a strategic and delivery lead on key projects, including corporate PR, as well as providing business development, account management and project delivery support for commercial clients.


Key responsibilities (but not limited to):


  • Responsible for the Media & PR Manager and PR & Content Executive, you will lead the PR team whilst overseeing both strategic direction and the quality of PR and communications delivery


  • Motivate, mentor and develop PR team members – ensuring the team is managed, supported and stretched and can see a clear personal and professional development path


  • Provide media relations and PR guidance to the broader marketing and communications team and colleagues across all areas of the business


  • Work closely with marketing, digital and social media colleagues to ensure a joined up and integrated approach to delivery


  • Ensure effective running of all necessary PR, media and communications systems within the team, including management of relevant agency relationships, contracts and licences


Skills and experience required:


  • Graduate or equivalent


  • Team management and leadership experience


  • Experience of providing strategic PR advice and recommendations at a senior level


  • Experience in a busy agency or multi-client PR environment


  • Wide ranging B2B and B2C PR experience


  • Experience of using key social media platforms and tools


  • Experience of delivering crisis communications


  • Stakeholder engagement and partnership working experience


Please note, the closing date for applications is Wednesday 7th November 2018.


To apply to this position, please send an updated CV to SarahWoodhall@nrgplc.com or call on 0191 260 4454.