External Communications Executive

Location Manchester
Discipline: Internal
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Daniel Chadwick

Contact email: Career@co-operativebank.co.uk
Job ref: 006082
Published: 7 days ago

External Communications Executive

Remote working / Manchester City Centre Head Office


Monday – Friday

35 hours

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.


Key requirements

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.


If you require more information or this document in a different format, please contact our careers team.


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.