Head of PR and Social Media - (Fixed term contract)

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Location
Lakeside, Portsmouth
Department
Consumer Marketing
About The Role

Head of PR and Social Media

12 months Fixed Term starting 28th Nov 2022

Experienced in PR and Corporate Communications? Join us at Checkatrade!

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Head of PR and Social Media to join our marketing team on a maternity cover basis. You’ll be responsible for developing communication strategies which deliver exceptional ROI. Calm under pressure, you’ll be skilled in handling high profile media queries and crisis communication scenarios, whilst working closely with a top tier PR agency to build on our reputation. As a household brand on an exciting growth journey from good to great, this is your opportunity to be part of a business going places. Sound good? We’d love to hear from you!

Location: Portsmouth, hybrid working applies with minimum of 2 days in the office required.

Where do you fit in?

This is a highly visible role at Checkatrade where you’ll work collaboratively with multiple senior stakeholders across the business and provide counsel to the senior leadership team on key business issues. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, your role will be to develop, implement and manage strategic plans across PR and Social Media that support our growth and enhance our reputation. This will see you getting involved in communicating our business strategy and position on key issues, whilst also supporting change management and expertly handling any crisis situations. You’ll be supported by a top tier PR agency, working collaboratively with the Head of Brand to contribute ideas to creative campaigns across marketing channels. You’ll have overall responsibility for our social media community and online trade forum, including line managing one Community Manager. Like any PR and social media role, no day is quite the same, and exceptional networking skills and a flexible and dynamic approach to workload management will be key.   


What’s in it for you?

  • An amazing senior in house corporate comms/PR opportunity with a well-recognised and reputable household brand that is synonymous with quality.
  • A varied high profile role with strategic and operational remit.
  • A great place to work – officially (by Great Places to Work in the UK 2021 & 2022). You’ll be part of a business with momentum and work with passionate people. 
  • An excellent salary and benefits package that includes a bonus, car allowance, private medical and much more!

What do you need to succeed?

  • You’ll have extensive experience in a similar Senior PR/ Head of level opportunity with corporate communications focus. Agency background is highly desirable, however, inhouse experience from a well-established brand or similar sector would be welcome too.  
  • Exceptionally gifted in communication including writing and editing skills and the ability to write compelling and creative copy.
  • Degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or Journalism.
  • Creative flair, people skills and previous experience in line management.
About Us

Checkatrade is the homeowners choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards.

With 47,000 trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is.

We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team.

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