PR, Social Media and Communications Consultant (Leicester)

Closing date: 30/11/2018

We’re on the hunt for a seasoned PR practitioner to join the spottydog pack in a Consultant role and help take us to continue to develop our Leicester operation.  It’s a brilliant opportunity for an ambitious media or communications professional to step into a role that could fast track them further in their career.

The role will suit a PR, media or communications professional who has experience of working within the consultancy / agency environment, but we will consider candidates from diverse career backgrounds.  We’re looking for commitment, passion, organisation, tenacity and an inquisitive mind which means you’ll be well placed to learn and be developed further.

This is a rare opportunity to join one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK – we’ve grown from 12 pups to 20 in the last 18 months, expanded operations, created an inhouse Content team and added a few more awards to our trophy cabinet.

We’re committed to talent development and our strategy typically is to bring in junior team members and promote from within, using CIPR CPD together with our inhouse development programme as a framework to develop our team.  For this reason, it is unusual for us to recruit at Consultant level, so if you want to be part of our pack, don’t miss this fantastic career opportunity.

As a Consultant in our Leicester team, you’ll be a key person to support our brilliant Leicester Divisional Director to manage delivery of client activity within leisure, tech, pet, healthcare, b2b and home & property sectors.

We have a strong bias towards consumer brand and leisure activity which means you could be juggling giant water inflatables, going walkies at Crufts or tasting great PR and social media campaigns with our pub and restaurant clients.

To be a great Consultant it’s essential to have an interest in what’s going on in the world – political, social, current affairs and consumer trends, as well as an analytical skill set so you can interrogate a story and find an angle that will resonate with the audience.

Organisation, people and project management skills are key to manage team, client commitments and project work, so the ability to shuffle, reprioritise and juggle will stand you in good stead.

A creative outlook is essential so you can help generate creative solutions in response to client briefs and work side by side with our inhouse content department who deliver graphic design, video and photography content.

At spottydog, our mission is to create best of breed communications, delivered by pedigree people. We’re committed to supporting learning opportunities and continuous professional development, and will invest in CIPR membership to support you on the path to Accredited or Chartered status.

Subject to experience you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary ranging from £22,000 – £30,000, together with a flexible benefits package worth an additional 5% of salary. This includes Perkbox benefits, 3% match pension, professional membership and the option to pick an additional benefit which includes mobile phone, healthcare, student loan repayment, gym membership or season ticket loan.

We offer a flexible working environment based in our leafy Leicestershire office barn and if you’re up for going walkies you can hang out with the rest of the spottydog pack at our Birmingham city pad next door to Grand Central station.

To get spotted for this role please get in touch with us at talent@spottydogcommunications.com with ‘Consultant role’ in the subject heading, with a covering letter and CV by 30 November 2018.  Please be aware that we can’t wait to welcome a new pup to the pack so if we find a top dog before our closing date we will close our recruitment search ahead of this date.  We hope to meet you soon 😊