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Head of Communications

Head of Communications

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Are you a strategic communicator with a passion forstorytelling and a knack for engaging audiences? Are you able to commit to afixed term contract and lead our communications efforts and make a meaningfulimpact? If so, this opportunity is for you!

We are seeking a talented Head of Communications tojoin us on a fixed-term maternity cover contract basis and drive our communication strategiesto new heights.

As head of communications, you will be responsiblefor developing and delivering St Austell Brewery’s corporate communicationsstrategy. From raising the profile of the company and enhancing our reputationthrough targeted media relations to driving engagement with our people through internalcommunications initiatives, you will be a passionate leader, inspiring a teamto deliver on a compelling multi-channel plan. Aligned to the company’sbusiness plan and growth ambitions, you will develop and maintain close,collaborative relationships across a wide range of stakeholders, to ensure StAustell Brewery’s brand voice is consistent, heard, understood and respected.

About you

  • Experience of developing and implementing acomprehensive communications strategy aligned with St Austell Brewery’s goalsand objectives.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team of communicationprofessionals to deliver impactful campaigns and initiatives.
  •  Experience of maintaining strong relationships withthe media, trade organisations (eg. BBPA, BII, CAMRA), influencers, charities,and leaders / politicians in local communities.
  • Demonstrableexperience of driving targeted PR activity to support our overarching marketingstrategy – driving footfall into our pubs, boosting beer sales and profilingleaders / future leaders across the business (B2B and B2C).  
  • Able to maintaina consistent brand voice across St Austell Brewery’s social media channels toenhance reputation, boost sales, drive recruitment (e.g. LinkedIn) and elevatewhat we do best (e.g. championing cask).  Able to raise the profile of our CharitableTrust / sustainability & regeneration activity.
  • Provenexperience in a senior communications role, preferably experience working in anagency, or an in-house PR, marketing, or communications role.
  • Commercialacumen and awareness of wider business issues, macro trends and opportunitieswhen making decisions.
  • Provideinformed, professional and strategic counsel on issues that affect reputation,challenges and opportunities.
  • A teamplayer with well-developed people skills – listens to others, activelycontributes, and shows commitment to building relationships within the team,pubs, and wider business.
  • Strong stakeholdermanagement and networking skills. Substantial experience of working in a PR /communications team.
  • Vastexperience with crisis management; able to demonstrate both proactive planning(e.g. monitoring of risk registers and media training) and reactive handling(e.g. preparation of statements against enquiries, internal media briefings).
  • Able tolead, mentor and inspire a team of communications professionals providingguidance, support and resource allocation oversight to ensure the successfuldelivery of communications initiatives.

What we offer in return: 

  • 25 daysannual leave (plus 8 bank holidays). 
  • 30%discount on food & drink and 50% discount on accommodation. 
  • Fantastic training& career development opportunities. 
  • Discountedmembership with local businesses. 
  • Cycle towork scheme. 
  • Companybonus scheme. 
  • Health cashplan. 

Additional Info 

This roll is hybrid and will require the successfulapplicant to complete 3 days at St Austell Brewery.  We are looking for someone to join us from August 2024 for a 14 months fixed term maternity leave contract..

For further details and a job description pleaseemail  

St Austell Brewery is an Equal Opportunitiesemployer, and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified andeligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexualorientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnershipstatus, or pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome requests for flexibleworking. 

Early applications are encouraged as we’ll reviewapplications throughout the recruitment process and reserve the right to closethe advert at any time. Please note that we politely request no contact fromrecruitment agencies or media sales. Speculative CVs from recruitment agencieswon’t be accepted, nor the fees associated with them.  

Please note we are not able to offer UK jobsponsorship for this role or a relocation package.

Job Overview
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GBP50,000 - 60,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
St. Austell, Cornwall
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