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PR Manager

Connells Group

Leighton Buzzard



Posted: 14/03/2023

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PR Manager

Job Type: Full time

Location: Leighton Buzzard

Connells Group is the UK’s largest and most successful estate agency and property services group. We are seeking an experienced PR Manager to join our small but busy team.

Supporting the Head of PR and Communications, candidates should ideally have 4+ years’ PR experience, with knowledge of the property industry beneficial. You will assist in creating and implementing the national and corporate public relations strategy and key skills including media relations, issues management and stakeholder management.

The role requires someone who is reactive, able to adapt quickly in a busy press office environment, and juggle priorities and tight deadlines. Candidates will also need to have excellent written and verbal communication, and be able to build and maintain relationships with key journalists in order to maximise opportunities for the Group.

About you:

* Strategic thinker

* Excellent time management skills

* Excellent communication skills, especially over phone and writing for a variety of media, social media and corporate communications

* Confident and calm communicator, particularly in a crisis scenario

* Creative and with a keen eye for detail

* Positive attitude, self-motivated and team player

* Passionate about PR and communications

Duties and responsibilities:

* Manage the day to day running of the press office function with assistance from the Group PR Executive

* Develop and implement corporate PR strategy, incorporating national, corporate, online and regional media and taking into account all areas of the Group

* Oversee corporate social media activity in line with the wider corporate strategy

* Work closely with stakeholders across the core Group business and subsidiaries to ensure all external messaging is aligned

* Build and maintain relationships with key journalists, particularly within the property trade media to achieve a regular flow of positive press opportunities

* Write, edit and proof read press releases and other copy for a variety of media, including market commentary and financial results

* Manage and update content on corporate websites

* Manage external PR agency relationships

* Assist with drafting and submitting award submissions

* Assist with maintaining corporate charity partnership, including promoting fundraising efforts and opportunities

Experience & Skills:

* Excellent knowledge ofUK media landscape

* Experience in dealing with crisis scenarios and managing brand reputation within a corporate/B2B PR desirable

* Experience working for large, multi-brand company (spread across several sectors) beneficial

* Ideally educated to degree level

* Proficientin Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

Connells Group is one of the largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers in the UK and as of March 2021 also encompasses Countrywide. Founded in 1936 and with a network of over 1,200 branches nationwide, the Group combines residential sales and lettings expertise with a range of consumer and corporate services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPC provision, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers and auctions

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