Communications Manager

Up to £36,000 per annum + excellent benefits
19 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

Would you like to work with some of the UK’s most exciting engineering entrepreneurs?

We have an exciting opening for a dynamic Communications Manager in our Communications and Engagement team.

Who are we?

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?

We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.

The role

As part of our busy Communications and Engagement department, you will promote our rapidly expanding programmes and policy work, proactively raising our profile with key opinion formers and the public though both traditional and digital media outreach.

You will have excellent media contacts and a proven track record of placing exciting news stories in national media. Your work will also involve drafting speeches, briefings and letters for key stakeholders, as well as updating and fine-tuning our suite of marketing collateral. You will build and maintain good links with national print and broadcast media and leading trade bodies, and will be encouraged to attend high-profile events, work with our Fellows and programme awardees, giving you access to some of the most innovative thinkers and a real opportunity to impact on the Academy’s mission to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy.

Experienced in press and media relations and adept at writing for a variety of purposes, from news releases to opinion editorial to website copy, you will be a creative communications practitioner with great news sense and a tenacious approach. You will also be skilled in evaluating media campaigns, interpreting complex scientific and technical stories and working collaboratively with a range of subject matter experts and other communications functions. A strong engineering or scientific background would be an advantage in this role. However, your initiative, drive and determination to transform our media profile is the key requirement.

Company Benefits

The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:

  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • BUPA cash plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Regular social activities
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave
  • Significant investment into your personal and professional development.

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Midday on 5 November 2021.

Interviews will be held via video conference (e.g., Zoom or MS Teams) in the week commencing 8 November 2021.

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