Sunday , May 19 2024

British Embassy Job Vacancies – Head of Media & External Communications

Website British Council

Job Description:

Marketing and Communications at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with our work and our products and services in the most impactful and effective way. We lead the development of our brand and use our expertise to tell inspiring stories to enhance our global reputation, build lifelong relationships, engage our staff and demonstrate our impact.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing and prioritising resources to ensure an appropriate balance of proactive and reactive communications activity across the media and external communications team to ensure long-term objectives are met.
  • Monitor trends in media relations and ensure that best practice is identified and applied.
    Consultancy, analysis and problem solving
  • Lead the provision of expert media advice for crisis communications, ensuring that crisis management, media risks and issues are effectively managed and mitigated.
  • Advising senior leaders in all key communications including managing reputational risk and ensuring external communications plans are in place.
  • Provide expert advice on training and development on media relations and crisis communications within the organisation.
  • Lead the development, implementation and embedding of a media relations and external communications strategy and plan to enhance the British Council’s profile, ensuring alignment and integration with the Communications strategy.
  • Responsible for developing and delivering the proactive external communications strategy including Corporate Communications, PR, Media Relations, and Events.
  • Lead the provision of an on-call media relations service, providing expert advice and managing media activity out of hours.
  • Manage the provision of strategic and tactical media relations advice and activities ensuring that messages are consistent and support the overall business strategy.
  • Ensure that media risks and issues are effectively managed and mitigated.
  • Increase the British Council’s share of voice in global media.
  • Ensure that media relationships are effectively managed and media opportunities are maximised.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of media relations strategy, planning and activities, and lead the identification and management of improvement opportunities.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in managing and mitigating significant media relations risk and issues
  • Deep understanding of external communications disciplines including strategy and crisis management
  • Experience of leading an external communications function within a large and complex organisation
  • Degree or professional qualification in journalism or communications or similar levels of equivalent experience

Job Details:

Company: British Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Manchester, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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