Head of Communications

West Midlands
£38000 - £40000 per annum
20 Feb 2013
20 Mar 2013
Lorna Meredith
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Communications & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Communications - Professional Services


West Midlands

My client is a progressive professional services firm currently looking to recruit an experienced Head of Communications. Reporting into the Commercial Director and managing a team of 4 you will be responsible for both internal and external communications strategy and delivery. Working closely with the CEO and management board you will develop and lead the communications strategy for the firm as well as developing tactics to raise the profile and reputation in line with the firm's overall strategy.

The role is responsible for producing exceptional communications through the website, email updates, hardcopy newsletters, other publications, social media websites, media and press relations, advertising and events. You will be required to work closely with the business development team regionally around suitable media - webinars, video-uploads and other methods - to appeal to busy business professionals' who are the firms' client contacts and prospects.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and a marketing or further business qualification would be an advantage. You will have an expert understanding of the communications mix to include press and public relations, web/online, event management, direct mail, literature production and database management. You will have extremely strong writing and oral communication skills and you will be able to routinely produce excellent written copy and presentations with special emphasis on promotional writing under tight deadlines. Experience in media relations and proactive publicity campaigns are also a must as is knowledge of branding and branding development tracking/measurement. Strong people management skills and the ability to work well in interdepartmental teams and provide fresh and creative ideas are essential. You will have had experience in managing PR and crisis communications both internally and externally and you will provide leadership to the communications team. Exposure to the professional services sector preferred.