From a comms perspective, it doesn’t get much better than this. Our client is well and truly in ‘delivery mode’.
They’ve created a vision and now it’s time to make that vision a reality which means as a Head of Comms you play a key role in helping make this happen.
Culturally it’s brilliant. The C-Suite ‘get’ comms. No education or coercion required there. They are established, with a huge amount of backing, yet have a massively entrepreneurial feel about them, an energy which is hard to articulate in the written word.
So who are they? A leading alternative provider of wholesale fibre infrastructure and the builder of Gigabit Britain. That’s who.
This is not broadband. This is about a digital comms infrastructure which genuinely will impact the UK economy and its success. And they are disruptive and a real innovator in this space.
With bold plans, and partners signed up, to deploy fibre direct to 5 million homes and businesses, they are starting to transform the digital capabilities of towns and cities up and down the country (full speed ahead) and need a Head of Communications to help to spread the word. The successful candidate is more of a corporate comms, complex issues and stakeholder management expert than someone from telecoms/tech. If that’s you – read on.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Developing the communications strategy across internal and external communications;
• Agree communications priorities with the senior team and build consistency in delivery;
• Establish and manage the communications function/agency relationships;
• Lead on key communications campaigns across priority areas working closely with marketing and public affairs colleagues;
• Build and develop relationships with key media contacts taking these in-house (currently mainly managed by agencies);
• Spot communications opportunities arising from external events and internal milestones; bring the outside in – develop the grid system into a longer-term strategic communications planning approach across all external affairs activities;
• Establish crisis processes and escalation that works with our business-wide resilience plans; champion brand reputation with target audiences; manage any arising reputation issues;
• Manage the internal communications programme, ensuring alignment between internal and external communications, working closely HR;
• Review social media channels and effectiveness; work with existing agency and marketing colleagues to broaden engagement with core channels and build out content;
• Oversee agency budgets and deliverables.
• If you’re a senior PR / Communications professional with a mix of Corporate, Consumer Affairs and Technology then this could be a one off, career enhancing opportunity.
Please get in touch to discuss further.