Senior Communications and External Affairs Manager

We are looking for an exceptional senior communications manager to work closely with the Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Corporate Affairs to deliver the Portman Group’s communications, media and external affairs programmes. Our mission is to promote alcohol responsibility and demonstrate effective self-regulation to ensure alcohol products are marketed responsibly and to adult consumers.  You will be at the heart of communicating the responsibility measures alcohol producers are implementing to help tackle alcohol misuse.

With demonstrable experience of designing effective communications, media and external affairs programmes you will have a strong news sense and understanding of how to communicate complex information and build effective relationships with key stakeholders. You will have proven experience of media relations and acting as a press officer. You will thrive in the digital environment and demonstrate an innovative approach to social media channels and creating engaging and thought-leading content.

This role demands an enthusiastic and highly organised individual who wants to make a difference and develop their communications and external affairs skills in-house with the high profile, social responsibility body for alcohol producers in the UK.

A full job description can be downloaded below. If you would like to discuss the role informally please call John Timothy or Sarah Hanratty on 020 7290 1460.

Download the Job Description here (PDF)

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter (no more than 2 sides) which clearly sets out how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job and person specification. Send your application to with Senior Communications and External Affairs Manager Ref PGW01 in the subject line.

Closing date:  21 July 2017
Interviews will be held the week commencing 31 July 2017

C £40-45k p.a. (depending on experience)
Permanent In House

The Portman Group is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.