PR & External Communications Executive

  • Job Reference: NWGBJ494235
  • Date Posted: 23 March 2020
  • Location: Hanningfield, Essex
  • Salary: £28,896 to £36,120

Job Description

About the role

We're looking for an experienced communications professional to join our Corporate Communications team in Chelmsford, Essex.

The successful candidate will be able to analyse complex information quickly and translate into simple, but effective, language for our customers.

You’ll be required to write for a number of different audience’s and channels while being able to deliver effective campaigns in a fast moving and reactive environment.

You’ll be expected to always be on the lookout for media and PR opportunities for the business and be committed to supporting colleagues and keeping them up to date with priorities, targets and objectives.

An important part of this role is also being able to build good working relationships both internally and externally and being able to provide support and guidance as well as challenging when necessary to produce results.

About you

You will need to be proactive, motivated and enthusiastic individual with proven experience of working in media relations. You’ll also have proven experience of being able to build good working relationships with key regional stakeholders (local councillors and MPs).

The successful candidate will be able to research, write and edit engaging and creative content for a range of communication channels (video, digital and social media) as well as produce news releases and provide briefings and manage events.

You’ll be resourceful and resilient; able to manage multiple projects and competing demands. Being able to remain calm under pressure is essential as well as being able to prioritise your time and resources efficiently and effectively to ensure that all your activities and projects are delivered in line with our values.

This is a great opportunity to develop your existing skills. So if you are ambitious, detail-focused, calm under pressure and have experience of managing multiple projects and competing demands in a fast-moving and challenging environment, then we want to hear from you.

What we will give you

At Essex and Suffolk Water we want you to be the best you can be and we also want you to feel it’s a great place to work. Frequently people spend their career with us, some because they’ve found their niche, others because of the opportunities to progress through the organisation.

We’re the great company we are because of our people and as our way of saying thanks, we offer a wide range of benefits and discounts to take advantage of including; buying and selling holidays, discounts and cashback offers, free fishing and cycle2work.

About us

Essex and Suffolk Water is more than just a water company. We are one team, fulfilling many roles, working together to ensure our customers have clean, fresh, running water, whilst providing great customer service, protecting the environment, and supporting local communities.

We Live Water, all our amazing people are helping us become the national leader in the provision of sustainable water and waste water services.

Closing date: 10 February 2020

Open to internal and external candidates