Job vacancies

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In this exceptionally challenging market, we recognise that there are limited opportunities and a significant number of candidates searching for opportunities. We invite you to get in touch and have a frank and open conversation with us about your career plans. We can also provide a comprehensive outplacement service for candidates who have been made redundant or are at risk, needing additional support.

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Our current vacancies will be displayed on this page, but we also work with various clients on a ‘watching brief’ basis – in particular, we would be interested to hear from exceptional candidates who have agency or in-house experience in the following areas:

Corporate Communications
Public Relations
Internal Communications
Change Communications
Employee Engagement

Send your CV over (with salary info and when you are available to start a new role) to Andrew, Vicki or Rebecca (contact details below), and we will be back in touch to let you know if we have any clients who might be keen to have a chat with you.

Interim Director of Communications, Plc

Ref VMCC234
12 month fixed term contract
Birmingham/Flexible
Salary: up to £150k

Our client is a small-cap FTSE listed business, looking for an interim Director of Communications to set up a professional function. There are several brands within the business which have been acquired but not integrated from a comms perspective. The initial priorities are:

  • to conduct a comms audit;
  • to work with the CEO to craft an inspirational corporate narrative including ESG and sustainability;
  • to create a flow of information up and down the organisation, to encourage employees out of their silos and to engage with the parent company;
  • to build relationships with external stakeholders and media.

This is a traditional business with a hunger for modernisation.

Please only apply for this role if you are available immediately and have proven experience across internal and external communications, preferably for a Plc. Send your CV and a short cover letter to vicki@commsleaders.co.uk.

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Comms and Engagement Manager, Professional Services

Ref: AHIC232
Permanent
London/flexible
Salary: up to £75k

Our client is looking for senior comms professionals who want to make a move into a consultancy environment or to build on their current consultancy skills. You will have either worked in a complex in-house comms role (private or public sector), or in an agency/consultancy capacity. For this role, you’ll need excellent management skills, as well as a strong track record of leading comms for transformation projects – in particular, our client would like to meet people who have SAP, finance or HR transformation experience.

You will be in a senior role within a highly successful team that is working on fast-paced high profile comms projects. There’s excellent scope for progression and you’ll be within a high-performing and rewarding environment. Resilience and flexibility are key, as well as the gravitas to make an impact very quickly. The role is London-based, but with flexibility. There may be a need to travel to client sites.

To apply, please email andrew@commsleaders.co.uk, including your CV and current salary information.

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Comms and Engagement Senior Consultant, Professional Services

Ref: RTIC223
Permanent
London/flexible
Salary: up to £55k

If you’ve been working in a comms role for a few years and want to step up into a busy, varied, high-profile role that will give you experience in a variety of different sectors, and complex transformation projects, then this is the one for you.

Our client, a global professional services firm, is looking for three senior consultants to join their very successful comms and engagement team. You will be working with a wide range of clients, across the full range of comms – but with a primary focus on change, internal comms and engagement.

You will need to be very comfortable navigating your way around large complex organisations, with proven experience of working in that type of environment. Resilience and flexibility will be key to success in this role, as well as being able to translate comms theory into practice. The role is London-based, but with flexibility. There may be a need to travel to client sites.

To apply, please email rebecca@commsleaders.co.uk, including your CV and current salary information.

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Senior Consultant, Financial and Corporate PR, Consultancy

Ref: VMEC230
Permanent
London
Salary: £60k to £90k, depending on experience, plus generous bonus and benefits.

This medium-sized, award-winning PR consultancy has built its reputation on providing intelligent financial PR and strategic communications counsel to a broad range of clients across financial services, technology, consumer and industrial sectors.

Last year was their most successful ever, and as a result, there are two vacancies for senior consultants with experience in advising mid and large cap listed companies on their financial and corporate communications. The ideal candidate will have some agency experience, but past successful hires have come from a variety of professions, so they are open to different backgrounds.

The culture is friendly, fun and collaborative. Everyone works hard and has several clients to juggle, but are rewarded for their efforts.

To apply, please email vicki@commsleaders.co.uk, including your CV and current salary information.

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Social and Digital Consultant, PR Consultancy

Ref: VMEC231
Permanent
London
Salary: up to £50 plus generous bonus and benefits.

This medium-sized, award-winning PR consultancy has built its reputation on providing intelligent financial PR and strategic communications counsel to a broad range of clients across financial services, technology, consumer and industrial sectors.

Last year was their most successful ever and the consultancy is expanding its service offering, creating the new role of social and digital consultant. The consultant will work across all sectors, to create digital marketing and social media campaigns for clients. Candidates must have experience of managing social platforms, creating and implementing digital campaign strategies (paid and organic) and creating and scheduling content.

The culture is friendly, fun and collaborative. Everyone works hard and has several clients to juggle, but are rewarded for their efforts.

This is an amazing opportunity to shape a new service for the consultancy and deliver interesting work for a variety of corporate clients.

To apply, please email vicki@commsleaders.co.uk, including your CV and current salary information.

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