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We are hiring: Head of Communications

by CMS Team on 20 June, 2022

Closing Date: 22 July 2022

Job Title: Head of Communications

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Length of Contract: Permanent with 3 month probation

Job Details

CMS Strategic, a London-based PR and Communications agency, provides media and government relations to companies within the defence, aerospace and security industries and also has clients in the energy services and civil aviation sectors. An opportunity is now available for an experienced Communications leader to join the team.

Working as part of the CMS team, the successful candidate must be able to manage day-to-day PR activity across several existing accounts.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • A senior point of contact with clients
  • Management of the team with co-Directors to oversee campaigns and ensure Service Level Agreements are met
  • Providing professional development to the team and identifying opportunities for training
  • Building relationships with industry and journalists
  • Direct and lead PR projects
  • Reporting to the Board
  • Provide counsel to clients and the Board
  • Deliver new business and grow existing accounts
  • Analysis of outcomes and interpreting data
  • Championing CMS ethos and values

This opportunity is for a highly motivated and confident individual with significant level of PR based experience in Defence or relevant industries. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Senior experience in Communications
  • Leadership and management of a team
  • Track record in Business Development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional presentational and pitching style
  • Experience handling a range of media
  • Exceptional writing ability

An understanding of the UK media and political landscape, including current government policy is essential. Strong communication and organisational skills are essential, as is attention detail, knowledge of social media and the ability to work on a variety of projects and to tight deadlines.

A background in defence, aerospace, and security would be a significant advantage, but of more importance is an understanding of managing a variety of high-level stakeholders.

Closing Date: 22 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to commence imminently.

Start date: Summer/Autumn 2022

Application Details

Please email applications with a cover note and references to: Georgia.Pickering@cmsstrategic.com

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