Communications Director 12 Month Fixed-term Maternity Cover

Wednesday 22nd May, 2019

Communications Director 12 Month Fixed-term Maternity Cover

ABOUT US

Big Cat is a diverse team of passionate people – creatives, digital strategists, marketers and PR professionals. Our mission is straightforward – we’re here to help our clients fulfil their ambitions. And we do it, quite simply, by giving a damn. We believe that treating our clients’ goals as our own makes us dig deeper and try harder. It guarantees we push for what’s right, not just for what’s easy. It means we’re always open, realistic and truthful, whether our clients are ready to hear it or not. Because that’s what lasting relationships are built on – and when one of us does well, we both do.

THE ROLE

Communications Director 12 Month Fixed-term Maternity Cover

We are looking for an experienced Communications Director to head up Big Cat’s PR and Social team to drive growth in sales and profit for our range of clients through visionary communications strategy. You’ll be a strong leader with excellent people management skills and have a track record of advising brands and organisations to manage their creative internal and external communications programs.

The role will be reporting directly in to the CEO, and will cover both PR and Social Media activity working alongside our team of directors who head up the marketing, creative and digital departments.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

Passion – Someone who gives a damn about the work and the people you work with.

Ambition – Pro-active in seeking out creative opportunities. Always wanting the next project to be better. Helping to drive the agencies communications output forward.

Curiosity – Aware of what’s going on around you – a thirst for knowledge. Questioning the answers.

The Basics

  • A background in consumer or corporate PR and reputation management, with agency experience working across the B2B and B2C space
  • Creative, ambitious, entrepreneurial with good initiative and strong organisation and attention to detail
  • The ability and experience to provide senior clients with clear, confident, and well-informed strategic counsel under pressure as well as excellent negotiation skills and ability to manage expectations against budgets / results
  • A track record of handling complex stakeholders with ability to influence decisions
  • Capability to think and apply solutions quickly
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • Strong knowledge of UK media landscape and digital platforms

Lastly – Be a bloody good egg to have around.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • The support and guidance within our close-knit Pride with experienced consultants across all marketing communisations disciplines
  • Member of the IPA & PRCA with continuous CPD and regular events
  • Partnership with University of Birmingham for research & testing
  • Pride Scheme (charitable volunteering)
  • Roar Talent (inspiring young talent)
  • ECOmmunity (client sustainability initiative)
  • Regular staff socials and weekly gathers
  • Wellbeing program
  • Friday drinks in the office
  • Lily the office sausage dog

SALARY: COMPETITIVE

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and Portfolio to jointhepride@bigcatagency.com with Communications Director Mat Cover in the subject line.