Permanent

Communications Manager

Posted on 12 July 22 by Liam Parmenter

  • Brentford, TW8
  • 40000 - 45000 per Annum
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level= is delighted to be supporting Brentford Football Club in their search for a talented Communications Manager.

The club was founded in 1889 and has been through a period of great change in the past few years. They moved to a new, 17,250-seater stadium with outstanding facilities for fans, broadcasters, corporate guests, and the community in the summer of 2020, having previously played at their historic stadium for 116 years.

If you can demonstrate a background in communications or writing, you could be perfect for our client, and we'd love to hear from you.


Communications Manager Responsibilities:

  • Promoting and protecting the reputation of the Club off the field. It covers areas including fans; corporate; community; commercial; equality, diversity and inclusion; and internal communications

  • Content creation – you will write and proof content including website articles, reports, email campaigns, social copy and internal newsletters

  • Media monitoring and reporting – you will help to monitor media coverage, create daily reports and build strategic coverage reports. This will sometimes involve early morning work

  • Dealing with media enquiries and building media relations – you will support the Business Communications Director in handling media enquiries, drafting statements and briefing journalists, and you will build relationships with local, national and trade press


Communications Manager Requirements:

  • An excellent team player

  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to draft incisive, clear and relatable copy on time and under pressure

  • Able to demonstrate good judgement, particularly when offering media advice or when handling sensitive issues

  • A willingness to learn and develop

  • Leadership experience, or the potential to be a leader in the future

  • Experienced in a similar role and should have a solid understanding of football, fan perspective and industry issues

  • Flexible to attend functions and events outside normal working hours including evenings and weekends on occasion


The Package:

  • Basic salary:  £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

  • Private medical insurance

  • Medicash cover

  • Life assurance

  • Up to 25 days of annual leave

  • Complimentary matchday tickets for home games

  • Discount in the club shop

  • Up to 5% pension contribution


The Club works continuously to build a truly diverse and inclusive culture, and they welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.

You could be right for this Communications Manager position if you've previously worked as any of the following: Communications Executive, Communications Co-Ordinator, Journalist, Corporate Affairs Officer, PR Manager or PR Executive.


To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest by submitting your CV. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by the team. We use these scores to shortlist for interviews.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you'll see how well you performed during the application process. 


The closing date for applications and to complete your work-related questions is Monday 1st August 2022.

Job Information

Rate / Salary

40000 - 45000

Sector

Media

Category

Sport

Skills / Experience

Exceptional writing skills; teamplayer; leadership experience; willingness to learn

Benefits

Private medical insurance; Life assurance; Employee discounts; Complimentary matchday tickets

Our Reference

PRJ-1013

Job Location