About the Role
An opportunity for a Corporate Communications Manager to join a progressive and ambitious rail travel operator, delivering a responsible way to travel for generations to come. With new trains delivering faster journey times, more space, comfort and greater reliability, their exciting plans to embrace new ideas, experiences, backgrounds and ambitions make this an ideal time to join.
As Corporate Communications Manager, you’ll join a multi-award-winning Communications team with a reputation for delivering industry-leading communications, creative campaigns with a focus on inspiring people to return to rail and help continue the operator’s successful recovery from the pandemic.
In this exciting position you will be a key figure in the delivery of the strategic business plan. The role holder will be responsible for coordinating, producing, and delivering various corporate communications campaigns as well as preparing content, briefs and speaking notes for the Executive team. Outstanding attention to detail as part of ongoing media and reputation analysis is essential.
Reporting to the Head of Media, the role is critical to the operation of a 24/7 Press Office and on-call roster as well developing communication plans that support the business through proactive reputation management as well as crafting reactive responses when required.
The role holder also prepares strategic narratives and messaging frameworks for our communications activity from issues management to positive profiling opportunities to continue building the brand as an industry leader.
This role works closely with colleagues in the Public Affairs team by supporting coordination between key stakeholders along the route, mapping a coherent approach and plans whilst identifying local topics and issues to support the activities of the business.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) in Communications or equivalent through experience or professional qualification.
Experience in managing corporate communications projects.
Proven ability in issues management and press office activity
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills that are adaptable to suit different audiences
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally.
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills including of being able to influence, negotiate, deal with conflict.
Ability to operate within a complex environment and be able to assimilate information quickly
Collaborative, team player
Proactive and able to work on own initiative.
Confident multi-channel communicator.
You’ll be joining a team who are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, representative of the communities they serve. They are focused on creating a learning culture, to support our people to be the best they can be at work by providing them with the tools and resources to navigate their development and career journey.
If you’re looking for a forwards thinking, rewarding team to continue developing your communications career with, we’d love to hear from you.
About the Company
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