Senior PR Strategy Manager

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Date: 18-Jan-2023

Location: London, GB Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Senior PR Strategy Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh or London

Closing date: 1st February 2023

 

At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

 

About the role

We are looking for a Senior PR Strategy Manager to join our Policy and Communications team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of PR Managers, working with the Head of External Communications, to develop and deliver a PR strategy to support and drive Royal London’s growth ambitions on behalf of its members and customers. You will lead the strategy, working closely with the business and third-party agencies, to support business units and contribute to profile-raising and influencing key audience groups.  You will contribute towards building, managing and protecting the company reputation. 

 

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the development and delivery of the Group-wide PR strategy
  • Working with the Head of External Communications, lead the development of the PR strategy, ensuring it supports the commercial goals of the business and reflects the Group’s wider Purpose and strategy
  • Lead a team of PR Managers to deliver key elements of the PR strategy and a drum beat of activity resulting in positive, on message coverage in the national, broadcast and trade press
  • Support proactive media relations programme across the team, ensuring that positive and productive relationships are built with a range of trade, personal finance, consumer, business, city, news and other journalists
  • Lead and manage proactive and compelling issue-led campaigns which help build the profile of the Royal London Group and demonstrate thought leadership

 

 

Criteria

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Financial services PR experience, including in asset management and life and pensions
  • Experience of leading and managing teams
  • Experience of delivering a Group-wide PR strategy
  • Experience of delivering PR campaigns which target opinion formers.

 

N.B The press office operates a media rota system, and therefore there will be some out of hours work on occasion. 

 

What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page

 

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.

 

At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuing a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong- collaborate – learn and perform.

 

Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances. (e.g. to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.

 

We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

 


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