Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Contract Term: Permanent 
Location: London
Closing Date: 7th December 2021
Salary: Upwards from £45,000 based on experience

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Communications Manager to join our Marketing team in the London office. This role will manage the day-to-day media and communications activity for the Carbon Trust and support the development and delivery of a public relations and communications strategy in line with the Carbon Trust business objectives, both in the UK and internationally. The Communications Manager will play a key role in running the Carbon Trust press office and in the delivery of public relations activity in particular areas.

The successful candidate will be an experienced communications professional with significant demonstrable public relations experience in a B2B setting or environmental sector. They will also have excellent project management skills and line management experience. 

About us:

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission. 

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.

We are a trusted, expert guide to Net Zero, bringing purpose led, vital expertise from the climate change frontline. We have been pioneering decarbonisation for more than 20 years for businesses, governments and organisations around the world.  

We draw on the experience of over 300 experts internationally, accelerating progress and providing solutions to this existential crisis. We have supported over 3,000 organisations in 50 countries with their climate action planning, collaborating with 150+ partners in setting science-based targets, and supporting cities across 5 continents on the journey to Net Zero. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

The post holder will have agreed responsibility on a range of public relations and communications projects across the group including:

• Design, implementation and delivery of agreed dissemination and public relations programmes
• Supporting the promotion of key products and services via effective channels and content management
• Liaison across the company with key stakeholders and managers
• Budget responsibility to agreed levels
• Supporting the development and implementation of the PR plan for all programmes within budgets
• Supporting and leading PR projects, including the press office function part of the public relations team
• Contributing to the communication delivery of the Carbon Trust through the direct production and editing of unique materials such as viewpoints and case studies
• Playing a leading role in disseminating content through social media channels

Key skills we are looking for:

• Experienced and fully competent in own area
• Has developed specialist knowledge in more than one area of public relations, including media partnerships
• Shares own expertise with others; may co-ordinate activities of others
• Interprets company needs, assessing the full requirements; identifies solutions to non-standard tasks/queries
• Manages own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans for specific work activities in own area, including forecasting resource requirements
• Promotes teamwork and works to establish consensus among team members
• Creates informal networks with key contacts within own area
• Budget management skills 
• Excellent social media strategy and content management skills
• Excellent copywriting skills and experience of producing unique content
• Knowledge of public procurement rules is useful
• Completes own role independently or with minimal supervision

Qualifications and experience: 

• Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
• Significant demonstrable public relations experience in a b2b or environmental sector
• Experience in journalism is desirable
• Line management experience
• Excellent level of written English (additional language skills are of benefit)
• Experience of working on multiple projects at one time 
• Experience of managing complex projects 
• Excellent project management skills
• Experience of working with senior managers and stakeholders
• Experience of managing supplier and contractor support
• Experience of using social media to deliver unique content
• Experience of direct delivery of significant public relations programmes
• Experience of writing for digital marketing

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance-based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

At the Carbon Trust we offer flexibility around working from home and our employees are able to work from home for half of their weekly working hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us, please click the apply button and submit your CV and a cover letter.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

Please be aware that due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19, interviewing and onboarding processes will take place via video conferencing.

Closing Date:
07/12/2021

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