External Communications Manager

Job Title: External Communications Manager
Contract Type: Contract/ Freelance
Location: Chelmsford
Salary: £27k - 37k per year + remote working
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SLJ 11324
Contact Name: Harriet Roffey
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 10, 2021 17:01

Job Description

External Communications Manager – Part time, contract & Remote - £27,000-£37,000 (Full time equivalent)

The Opportunity

A leading and vital services organisation are looking for a skilled external communications manager to join their team on an initial 6 months basis working 3 or 4 days a week. This can be worked remote although you must be local to Essex or Suffolk, please do not apply if you’re not.

This role will have you delivering a full mix of creative and integrated communications across PR, media, public affairs and also key partnerships. You’ll be working in a dynamic and fast paced environment!

Your Experience

  • At least 3-5 years in a similar position, ideally with a relevant degree and strong experience working within integrated comms managing demanding projects and relationships
  • Highly capable within crisis communications and reputation management
  • Exceptional comms skills and stakeholder management
  • Capable at recognising reputational risk, and also recognising opportunity
  • Skilled within social media and using digital channels to community
  • You’re interpersonal skills will be an asset
  • You will be creative and proactive.


  • Maximising engagement with audiences and driving the companies core values through communications
  • Promoting news stories with a full mix of media relations, media events, media events and more
  • Recognising issues that are potential reputational risks and recognising how to appropriately react
  • Consistently working to improve external communications with regular reports and evaluations of activity
  • Creating engaging and compelling content across channels
  • Building and nurturing key relationships with stakeholders and local authority

Ts & Cs

This role is suitable for those local to Essex and Suffolk with a driving licence for ad hock regional meetings. It can be worked remotely.

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