Senior Communications Manager

Permanent Full Time

Senior Communications Manager


£39,000 – £45,000 per annum

Are you a highly organised Senior Communications Manager who possesses excellent leadership skills and who has a genuine interest in Arts and Entertainment? Do you have a background in managing relationships with the media, brand storytelling and creating compelling and engaging strategies?

If so, then we'd like to hear from you!

Yolk Recruitment are currently hiring for a Senior Communications Manager to take responsibility for the overarching PR and Comms strategy for a leading Welsh organisation. Although not essential, Welsh language skills would be a huge advantage for this role.

Here's what you'll be doing:

Reporting in to the Head of Digital, you'll develop and deliver an impactful PR, communications and brand storytelling strategy for the organization which increases reach and develops brand reputation.
You'll work collaboratively across the marketing and communications team to develop copywriting, storytelling and content strands – developing key narratives that communicate the organisation's role and values.
You'll work alongside Work alongside internal teams and agencies to ensure institutional messaging is consistent across platforms and reach is optimized.
You'll manage the Communications Manager to ensure efficient day to day running of press and media relations and enquiries including managing press campaigns with visiting productions and wider activities.
You'll take responsibility for ensuring that the communications strategy is relevant and futureproof, ensuring new ways to connect with audiences across the changing media landscape are sought, including podcasts, social media networks and other emerging digital platforms; implement a holistic evaluation method for press and media campaigns.
You'll work with the Head of Brand and Digital and Communications Manager to proactively plan for potential issues that may arise and mitigate any risks to reputation via negative social media comments and unforeseen events. Develop and train others in crisis communications plans.
You'll schedule and activate launch campaigns, press nights and events that engage stakeholders, funders and the creative community.

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role:

You'll possess the ability to think creatively, offering solutions to a variety of challenges in a busy environment.
You'll be a strong team leader with an open and honest communication style.
You'll possess the ability to coach and develop other team members.
You'll have strong administrative and IT skills with ability to create and maintain accurate records and work to agreed time schedules and budgets.
You'll be someone who is naturally self motivated. A completer-finisher with an eye for detail and the ability to achieve set objectives without supervision.
The ability to speak and write in Welsh is highly desirable, however, not essential for this role.

Excellent benefits include:

35 hour working week with flexibility around start and finish times
A starting salary of £39,000 – £45,000 p/a
25 days holiday with the option to buy/sell days
Flexible/hybrid working options (preferably 3 office/2 from home – with requirement for flexibility to work around events/press meetings etc.)
Free tickets to events

Are you up for the challenge?

If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role – then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Kim Partridge at Yolk Recruitment.
*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying – then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.*

'Yolk Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Yolk Recruitment Limited is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.
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