External Affairs / PR Manager

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Internet, New Media
West Midlands
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Are you looking for an opportunity with a leading national business? If the answer is YES, Tarmac are recruiting in Solihull and this could be the ideal role for you.

Joining our team as an External Affairs / PR Manager you will be entitled to a highly competitive basic salary and a great range of benefits including:

- Bonus scheme
- Enhanced holiday entitlement
- Contributory pension scheme
- Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
- Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice.
- Training and development opportunities.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to take on a six to nine month contract within one of the UK's leading construction brands.

Working as part of a team of passionate, professional experts, you will report into the interim Senior Manager, External Affairs to deliver a wide range of communications and corporate affairs activities.

As part of a high performing, supportive team, the successful External Affairs / PR Manager's responsibilities will include designing and producing targeted, measured digital and print content ideas such as proactive b2b media relations, feature ideas and thought leadership articles, social media, event support and a range of specific campaigns. You will also be experienced and confident in supporting our response to any issues and crises.

This role is suitable for full or part time hours.

What will I be responsible for?

Joining our team as an External Affairs / PR Manager, you will assist the interim Senior Manager, External Affairs, by:

- Delivering proactive, targeted external strategic B2B and corporate communications (with media, community, NGOs and other stakeholders) that differentiate Tarmac, support its corporate and commercial strategies, and help it to deliver its long term vision of being customers' preferred choice for sustainable construction solutions.
- Ensuring that corporate communications protect and enhance the company's reputation and licence to operate.
- Providing strategic communications advice and taking responsibility for delivering communications activities (both self-delivery and through agencies) in line with agreed priorities, as guided by the senior manager, for a range of product line businesses and functions across Tarmac
- Working strategically to proactively identify positive stories and thought leadership opportunities; identifying and managing potential risks; understanding the need to make broader internal and external links to ensure buy in and approval
- Supporting the delivery and development of social media channels and content.
- Take part in the 24-hour call out support as appropriate for media and crisis communications. Supporting the business by playing an active role in issues management
- Acting as a brand guardian and ambassador
- Working in a joined-up fashion with the internal comms team, community and land team, marketing, and other BUs and Functions to ensure comms are aligned and integrated
- Ensure all communications adhere to relevant policies, such as Disclosure, Social Media Guidelines etc

Our Business

At Tarmac, our people have been shaping the world around us for more than 100 years, from the roads we drive on every day, to the buildings, airports, stadiums, offices and hospitals we live in and work in.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us thThe vacancy you have applied for is being advertised by CVWOW Ltd, the UK's leading, award winning recruitment specialist. No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Full terms and conditions of the CVWOW business can be found on our website.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02392856811
Contact: Holly Willis

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