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Communications Manager

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£46,280 - £48,000 per year
Job description

Salary: £46,280 - £48,000

Contract term: Permanent, full-time

Location: Hybrid - Whitechapel, London (expected 2 days per week in office)

Closing date: 10th June 2024, 9am 


The role

The communications manager will play a central role in enhancing B Lab UK’s credibility by leveraging our corporate milestones, data, insights, partnerships and public affairs work to reach priority audiences. You will work closely with our campaigns team to influence policymakers and develop thought-leadership to make a compelling case for an alternative to business as usual. You will be responsible for overseeing and optimising B Lab UK’s press office function, including monitoring and responding to reputational risk across the B Corp movement. 


Primary responsibilities

  • Drive the delivery of core components of the communication strategy, specifically owning our corporate communications, press office and acting as the first port of call for media issues management

  • Developing and owning media strategies to increase the organisation’s influence, build understanding of evolving standards and support our policy and public affairs ambitions. 

  • Lead B Lab UK’s thought leadership agenda to raise the leadership team and organisation’s profile and establish us as a leader in economic systems change

  • Establish and leverage relationships with key journalists, aligned organisations and B Lab UK partners

  • Line-manage members of the communications team, including the communications coordinator and leading the communications internship programme  

  • Procure and manage the day to day business of external communications providers (agency/freelance), monitoring and managing budgets, timelines and deliverables 

  • Collaborate with managers across the organisation, leading on cross-organisational projects where necessary

  • Collaborate with B Lab network counterparts, ensuring UK communications plans align with B Lab Global and other regions

  • Promote a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment 


Skills and experience

  • Experience writing briefs and procuring and managing agencies  

  • People management experience within the communications specialism

  • A strong news sense and prior experience of delivering media relations campaigns or developing news stories

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, enjoying writing opinion pieces and developing thought-leadership alongside senior leaders 

  • Experience contributing to crisis communications processes and responses 

  • A good understanding, interest or experience in the UK public affairs environment 

  • Confident and inclusive team manager, taking a coaching attitude to upskill others



What we give you

  • Purpose-driven work supporting B Lab UK’s mission of redefining the role of business as a force for good

  • Hybrid and flexible working, we have a high trust environment and are advocates for right place working

  • Flexible working hours (based around core working hours)

  • Opportunity to work 4 days a week 

  • An excellent range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance, private medical and dental cover, generous pension scheme, annual wellbeing allowance, carers policy, volunteering days among other benefits

  • An open, inclusive and collaborative working environment 

  • The office is closed over Christmas with no need to use your holiday entitlement

  • We invest in professional development and have an open working environment giving you exposure to learn and develop in your career

Posted by
B Lab UK View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 10 June 2024 at 09:00
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR, Marketing, Management

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