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Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Job Title: Communications Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Corby, Northamptonshire
Industry:
Salary: Up to £40,000
REF: 897676
Contact Name: Ben Young
Contact Email: byoung@vanillarecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: 16 days ago

Job Description

Ready for your next step in Communications leadership? We're currently looking for an enterprising and innovative Communications Manager on behalf of a well-established and internationally recognised health and lifestyle brand.

Applicants must have significant prior experience of working in a supervisory capacity within a communications environment, with responsibility for leading and managing others. A flair for creating highly effective and engaging multi-media communications strategies is also essential.

This is an exciting business to be part of; as well as offering an industry-leading range of products and services, the company have recently won a prestigious award for their dedication to empowering employees. They are also proudly ecologically minded and, through a number of environmental initiatives, have now achieved zero-landfill status.

Don't miss the opportunity to join this forward-thinking organisation and play a key part in creatively delivering positive, supportive and often life-changing content and communications!

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Devising effective internal and external communications plans and strategies, identifying opportunities for improving communications methods and implementing new ideas and initiatives.
  • Setting and working to the brand guidelines and tone of voice for all external communications.
  • Collaborating with the sales and training teams to understand their needs and produce appropriate content.
  • Overseeing the management of the Facebook community group.
  • Understanding the direct selling model and how the principles can be applied to a communications strategy.
  • Supporting the team in their delivery of the stakeholder magazine, digital notice boards and internal communications.
  • Taking the lead in writing and submitting entries to a range of business awards throughout the year.
  • Understanding marketing, ASA and industry legislation to ensure that communications do not compromise corporate reputation.
  • Leading the team in the delivery of targeted social media campaigns.
  • Managing, tracking and reporting on the marketing and communications budget, ensuring the team do not overspend.
  • Running research and surveys to monitor engagement and the effectiveness of campaigns.
  • Providing the team with direction, support and motivation to meet their own objectives.

Skills and experience required:

We're looking for a standout candidate who:

  • is equipped with at least three years in a supervisory communications role.
  • ideally holds a degree or similar qualification in a subject directly relevant to communications.
  • has experience of copywriting, editing and proof reading.
  • confidently leads and coaches their team, setting appropriate performance objectives.
  • creatively sources stories and information from internal teams, stakeholders and external agencies.
  • produces clear, concise, well-written and grammatically accurate written work.
  • possesses strong interpersonal skills, with an approachable and helpful manner.
  • thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment, with the ability to move comfortably and quickly between multiple projects in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • demonstrates excellent attention to detail and an understanding that every word matters.
  • enjoys working collaboratively in a team, but is also self-motivated when working independently.
  • manages their time and workload effectively.

Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 09:00am to 5:00pm

Salary and benefits:

  • Up to £40,000
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Excellent company-funded training and development opportunities
  • Discretionary profit share scheme
  • Company pension