Senior Communications Manager - Financial Services

Salary Excellent salary, bonus & benefits
Location London
Reference EG888899
Edwina Goldman

We’re looking for a Senior Communications Manager with a financial services background. You’ll love this role if you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, thinking creatively and delivering impactful communications strategies. The person in this role needs to be action and results oriented, and highly analytical and structured in their approach to delivery.

You will be responsible for building and protecting the investments part of the business, providing strategic counsel and support across the retail and institutional fundraising programmes. You will need to demonstrate how communications can add value and drive business outcomes.

You will also be responsible for managing internal stakeholders to optimise the communications strategies and delivering excellent press office services to journalists.

You will need to be able to hit the ground running supported by a strong press contact book of personal finance, investor and adviser trade press, as well as institutional media.

Core responsibilities will include:

Strategy & delivery

- Develop and implement the communications strategy for the Investments business to support our retail and institutional fundraising targets and build our reputation in the market as 1) a market leader in tax efficient investments 2) credible institutional fund manager in our areas of expertise (renewable energy, early stage companies, commercial real estate debt, healthcare and retirement real estate).

- Work collaboratively with the relevant marketing leads to deliver integrated marketing and communications strategies for the business with a content led approach.

Reputation management

- Responsible for identifying any reputational risks to the business early on to ensure messaging is managed effectively across all communication channels. You will need to be confident and comfortable managing crisis communications and presenting to senior management.

Measuring success and budget management

- Ability to manage budgets and deliver clear, results-focused reports to outline ROI to the business

Skills required:

• Extensive agency/in-house communications experience devising and implementing communications strategies and campaigns that advance business goals, drive brand awareness and strengthen corporate reputation

• Ability to set a strategic course for communications as part of an integrated marketing and communications programme, considering all audiences and communications channels. You need to be able to think strategically but stay on top of tactical execution.

• Appreciation of developing trends in the media and for communications in general, including the importance of content, social media, digital alongside more traditional channels.

• Ability to articulate key messages, write copy and guide senior managers to deliver on message communications

• Provide communications counsel to internal stakeholders on both short- and long-term challenges and opportunities, ensuring they are strategically employed in the public domain

• Ability to deal with people at all levels and demonstrable stakeholder management skills

• An exceptional ability to multi task and meticulous attention to detail

• Excellent media relation skills and press office management, capable of working to a high quality level and at pace.

• Strong contact book of national personal finance, investment and adviser trade press, and institutional trades, which can be activated.

• Positive, tenacious and can-do approach. Proactive and energetic approach to communications

• Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, and willingness to 'pitch in' as required in a rapidly growing organisation

• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

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Senior Communications Manager - Financial Services


Excellent salary, bonus & benefits