External Relations Director
- Military veterans preferred
2019-04-10 Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Leatherhead United Kingdom
External Relations Director
Summary of job:
A fantastic opportunity for a proficient public affairs and communications professional to join the UK base of a fortune 500 company seeking to make a real difference to the way defence, policing and infrastructure is delivered in the UK public sector.
Would you like to join a forward-thinking senior leadership team supporting UK and international governments in the policing, criminal justice and defence sectors?
Your expertise within external relations will be able to make a demonstrable difference to achieving our business goals
As External Relations Director you will be responsible for increasing the organisation’s influence and impact throughout the public and political landscape.
You will have the skill and experience to manage a multi-stakeholder external relations strategy and plan that delivers against the organisation’s business needs
You will have an entrepreneurial approach and be passionate about your work
You will be able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen and desire to work with a close-knit strategic senior leadership team
You will have extensive experience in external relations – including public affairs and communications – and will have worked at a senior level across the public or private sector, either in-house or at a consultancy
You will be experienced in leading relationship formation with stakeholders including developing advocacy amongst key opinion formers
You will possess an understanding of the central/local Government decision making process and an ability to understand the rationale behind the decisions that have an impact on the organisation
You will demonstrate strong media relations experience, both in handling crises successfully and in proactive campaigning
You will have success in helping to meet business objectives through corporate communications
Successfully utilised social media platforms as part of your previous roles Role & responsibilities:
The External Relations Director will implement and refresh a strategic external relations programme, drawing on public affairs and communications disciplines
Ensure relationships are developed with all stakeholder groups – including politicians, civil servants, local authorities, official bodies, partners and the media – prioritising key influencers
Ensure the organisation is prepared to effectively handle communications issues
Adequately prepare the organization for responding to and managing crisis
Manage the Company reputation.
Lead the development of proactive initiatives – in collaboration with priority stakeholders – to optimally position the organisation within the market
Take direct responsibility for day-to-day environmental monitoring and media relations
The External Relations Director will advise the senior leadership team on operational requirements to improve the company’s external relations, and develop the practice of communications within the UK company
Oversee the delivery of the business unit marketing activities as well as internal communications
Ensure external relations delivery is in line with the global corporate communications strategy
Support other disciplines within the organisation to ensure consistency and excellence in communications i.e. support bid teams during procurement processes
With the communications and marketing team arrange and manage key stakeholder engagement events.
Manage communications and marketing associated with key business unit proposals, including liaison with partners on potential strategies. Salary & Benefits: Benefits include:
25 days annual leave public holidays
Life Assurance 3 x annual salary (increases to 4 x if joining Defined Contribution Pension Scheme)