External Communications Executive
Remote working / Manchester City Centre Head Office
Monday – Friday
Hiring Manager is Daniel Chadwick
About the role
2021 is an exciting time to join our strong Communications Team. As an External Communications Executive you will be responsible for the Bank’s corporate relations, creating press releases, working closely with journalists and supporting the delivery of the Bank’s sustainability strategy. As the UK’s original ethical bank our ethics and values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking to speak with credible candidates with a solid background in reputation management, working closely with the press, and a wealth of knowledge on communications within a regulated environment.
If you are an internal candidate with an interest in this role please feel free to reach out to Daniel for an informal chat about your transferable skills.
Why work for us?
A chance to learn from a highly successful team
Clear routes to progression with investment in your training and development
Home working and flexible working opportunities
27 days holiday at start, increasing to 30 days plus 8 bank holidays
Variety of colleague benefits including discount scheme, competitive pension up to 10% employer contribution / life assurance, volunteering day, recognition scheme
Family friendly policies and supportive working environment
Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.
Demonstrates business, commercial and operational understanding
Ability to translate issues and information into clear messages for stakeholders, at pace
Experience of transition and change
Ability to work as part of a flexible and fast-moving team
Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence (persuasion, empathy, diplomacy), with an awareness of the media’s different audiences and sensitivity to how they are addressed.
The ability to identify, build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external contacts, including media and key public affairs stakeholders
Resilient and copes under pressure and in crisis
Credible in approach with a robust understanding of risk and reputational risk
Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.
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Please note we may withdraw this vacancy prior to the closing date once sufficient applications have been reached.
As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.