Group Media & Communications Officer

  • Job Reference: 1222445571-2
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Crest Nicholson
  • Location: Addlestone, Surrey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Digital, Events & Experiential, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

A new opportunity for a Group Media & Communications Officer has arisen at Crest Nicholson based out of our Head Office in Addlestone, Surrey.

As Group Media & Communications Officer you will provide communications support to both head office and divisional offices in order to; generate positive media coverage, manage and maintain our brand profile, enhance sales and marketing campaign performance, enhance community engagement and manage media enquiries.

The Communications team sits within the Group Sales and Marketing department that oversees and manages the Group's prospecting, marketing, sales, customer journey, brand, digital and communications activities.

A key part of this role is also to work closely with our divisional teams, supporting them with community engagement through the identification and management of community support initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Devise and implement local communication strategies across the business. Working with divisional teams to identify media opportunities to maintain brand profile in the local area and enhance sales and marketing activities
  • Preparing, writing and editing articles, press releases and case studies for distribution to media
  • Tracking, analysing and monitoring news, trends, current affairs and coverage of the organisation in the media
  • Support divisional teams with community engagement. Identify and manage community engagement opportunities
  • Support divisional teams with industry awards, supporting with the collation of information and drafting responses for submission

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist Public Relations Agency with media enquiries, acting as the go between for agency and internal teams. Reviewing all media statements from the organisation before they are issued to media
  • Responding to urgent media enquiries during unforeseen PR events or organisational crises, as required
  • Adhoc management of company social profiles - responding to comments, messages and mentions
  • Supporting internal communications as required

Essential Qualifications/Attributes

We are looking for people to join our Company who can demonstrate preferably all of the below:

Experience:

  • Proven background in PR, communications and/or journalism
  • Experience within the housebuilding sector is preferred but not essential

Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level in relevant field or equivalent experience preferred

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust quickly
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines, prioritising and planning effectively

The Company

Crest Nicholson is a leading developer of quality homes and thriving, sustainable communities.

We create great places for our customers to live, selecting desirable locations for our developments and taking a holistic approach to the design of our homes and their surroundings.

Attractive placemaking helps us deliver appealing and well-connected communities where people and nature can thrive.

As an employer of choice, we offer an extensive range of benefits, to include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Private pension up to 12.5%
  • Private healthcare and cash plan options
  • 28 days' annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Share save scheme
  • Gym membership discounts

We are an inclusive employer; the Company will consider flexible working requests for all roles.

We seek to be an ethical and progressive employer which encourages a culture of openness, creativity and continuous professional development and which rewards the effectiveness and loyalty of our employees as an equal opportunities employer. If you are applying to work at Crest Nicholson, we will ask you to supply us with sufficient personal information to help us process your application. To learn more about what personal information we will need to process and why, please refer to our recruitment privacy notice which can be found on the Crest Nicholson website under 'Recruitment Privacy Policy'.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!