Communications Manager

Posted on 11 August 22 by Liam Parmenter

  • London, SW1V
  • 45000 - 50000 per Annum

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Job Description

level= is delighted to support Premiership Rugby in their search for a talented Communications Manager.

Premiership Rugby is a private company owned by 13 Member Clubs and CVC Capital Partners and are principally responsible for managing the Gallagher Premiership Rugby competition. Their vision is to create “Unmissable World-Class Sporting Entertainment that is Accessible to All” and to be the “Beating Heart of the English Game”.

If you can demonstrate a background in communications, strategic planning and campaign management, and have knowledge of Rugby Union and Premiership Rugby clubs, then you could be perfect for our client, and we'd love to see you apply.

Communications Manager Responsibilities:

  • Strategic thinking and planning campaigns to build Premiership Rugby's reputation as a world-class sports business and create great partnerships with clubs

  • Dealing with media inquiries, developing news stories and drafting press releases

  • Co-ordinate a season-long strategy for communications from the Rugby Department

  • Establish an impactful communications plan concerning player welfare, development, and performance research activity across the professional game

  • Supplying content to several media platforms and editing several publications, including the Premiership Rugby Media Guide

  • Support the Communications Director in producing editorial content for their website, app and maintaining the Premiership Rugby press release system

Communications Manager Requirements:

  • Experienced in a similar role and should have strong knowledge of Rugby Union, Premiership Rugby’s clubs and the history of the League

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Ability to help develop our social media channels

  • Ability to engage collaboratively with many stakeholders and solve problems effectively

  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to tight deadlines

  • Highly organised and have excellent attention to detail

  • Availability to work weekends

The Package:

  • Basic salary:  Up to £50,000 per annum

  • 3 days in the office / 2 days from home

  • 5% of base salary as employer’s pension contribution

  • Bupa private health care

  • Life assurance: 4 x salary

  • 25 days holiday

Premiership Rugby is committed to ensuring a wholly inclusive workplace by attracting the most talented people, and they welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.

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 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 is Wednesday 24th August 2022, and the deadline for submission of the work-related questions is Friday 26th August 2022.

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.

Job Information

Rate / Salary

45000 - 50000





Skills / Experience

Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; Strong media relations; Excellent writing and editing skills; Social media knowledge; Highly organised


Hybrid working; Pension scheme; Bupa private healthcare; Life assurance

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