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Head of External Relations

Michael Page Marketing
Closing date
23 Dec 2020

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A high profile well-known regulator based in London


  • Developing external positions, targeting priority outlets and journalists, and proactively creating, shaping and placing media stories, articles and interview
  • Delivering media activity to support the organisations products, campaigns, events and reports
  • Ensuring Parliamentary relations are managed effectively day to day, meeting deadlines for correspondence and ministerial briefings and monitoring Parliamentary events
  • Ensuring a strategic approach to engaging with Parliament
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the organisation with the media
  • Ensuring high quality speech-writing support for the Chair and Chief Executive
  • Coordinating engagement with key stakeholders and ensuring regular contact at senior level to share understanding of respective roles and responsibilities
  • Creating and delivering a media relations strategy, including identifying and building effective relationships and networks with journalists, to shape and drive increased and better quality media coverage on priority issues


  • Proven track record of successful leadership and direct management and development of staff with demonstrable experience of building a high performing team with a culture of continuous improvement
  • Proven ability to build trust quickly; particularly building effective relationships with Board, senior staff and with key external stakeholders
  • Experience of working with Parliament and the media and a strong professional network
  • Experience of acting as a press spokesperson and effectively supporting and briefing other spokespeople

Job Offer

Starting ASAP - Paying £240 - £260 per day based in London.


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