Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Communications Manager (Bristol)

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Job Description:

You will be a key member of the project team and will be responsible for both internal and external communications of the project. It will see you dealing with a wide range of stakeholders, working closely with the client. Alongside this you will be managing a small team.

This is an ideal role for someone who loves a challenge, engaging with stakeholders and enjoy working in fast-paced environments.

The duties include:

  • Manage delivery of project communications and community engagement strategies, ensuring appropriate and timely information and content is provided to all stakeholders
  • Attend internal project update meetings and external community liaison working groups
  • Collaborate with Project/Contract Manager and client stakeholders to implement community investments plans
  • Put effective processes in place to manage local investment budgets and maintain written records
  • Develop a programme of community relations events and manage the delivery thereof
  • Develop and maintain an effective site visit programme and/or information outreach programme, identifying opportunities to showcase expertise, raise profiles and build trust with the local community
  • Support the delivery of industry-wide initiatives
  • Work closely with UK Communications team and the client to align messaging outputs effectively, manage media activity, talk positively about project successes and ensure brand protection
  • Identify potential risks and issues and mitigate through proactive and reactive communication
  • Manage delivery of employee engagement activities to reinforce corporate messages, operational process changes and safety-focussed initiatives to drive delivery of project KPI's
  • Enhance and protect the reputation of the project and the client through the development and implementation of an effective communications and community engagement strategy
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders and have respect to act as a trusted adviser on communications matters
  • Embed a 'customer-led' approach and support delivery of project and communication KPIs

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, public relations, communications or a related field
  • Experience of working on construction/civil engineering infrastructure projects (desirable but not essential)
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Team player with ability to influence and negotiate
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of the media
  • Experience of delivering informative and engaging presentations to different audiences
  • Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level
  • Proactively builds knowledge through sharing ideas and expertise with others
  • A clean driving licence and willingness to travel

Benefits on offer:

  • Salary of up to £45,000
  • Company car

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other