pr & communications manager - rugby union league club in finchley

08 December 2018
kimberley payne, randstad business support
job type
£ 30,000 - £ 35,000 per year, Benefits
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finchley, london
marketing & PR
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 30,000 - £ 35,000 per year, Benefits
reference number
kimberley payne, randstad business support
0207 786 8039
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job description

Rugby Union League Club PR & Communications Manager needed (North West London, Finchley area)
Exciting public facing, lead role offering £35,000 + Pension, free tickets to each match, free parking, excellent holiday and benefits
** Driving licence and car needed as away game attendance required! All travel reimbursed**

All experienced PR & Communications professionals passionate about Rugby Union League - Please apply!

As the in-house PR & Communications Manager you will be the first point of call for all media relations and you will
be responsible for championing all three club brands internally and externally to maintain and develop their reputation as
leaders in their respective fields. Your inter-personal skills will be excellent and this will be a vital element of the role
to ensure not only development of relationships with media reps but also to be able to communicate with internal

The post requires for the individual to support all other departments, as and when required. In doing so, it will help
raise the profile for all three areas of the Rugby club, thus delivering the desired messaging and reinforcing the Club
reputation as an inclusive and forward-thinking organisation.


Planning and creating regular website content, both in written form and working with the club marketing team
to create video assets.
Match day previews, reports and post-match reaction for all games
Work with the Clubs Marketing Team to devise impactful communications plans for events and key dates in the
Reacting to press enquiries
Working as part of an integrated social media strategy to build the channels' following and engagement rates
Proactively seeking opportunities to raise the profiles of the three areas
Demonstrate best working practices in all duties and comply with company manuals
Advising players on media responsibilities
Working closely with the club's marketing department and partnership teams to maximise ticket sales and drive
commercial outcomes



QUALIFICATIONS: English Degree level in Journalism, English, Media, Marketing, Communications or similar

EXPERIENCE At least 5 years' experience within
communications/marketing role ideally within a sporting environment


Excellent understanding of what makes a good story and having a proven record of building relationships in the media space
Tactical understanding of all primary social media platforms
Full understanding of media needs and media relationships

Knowledge Rugby and UK based Rugby clubs
Basic image editing and graphics skills
(photoshop, illustrator)

Photoshop, Illustrator, Dotmailer (or any email marketing platform) any experience with website CMS systems like WordPress would be desirable but not mandatory.PERSONAL QUALITIES

Ability to inspire customer trust and confidence
Ability to build a rapport with the players,
backroom staff and media to earn their trust.
Passionate about doing a job well and creatively feeding into all areas of the club
Ability to multi-task, think fast and to deliver creative solutions
Possess diplomacy, discretion and impartiality of judgment
Creative in thinking and approach
Enjoys a challenge
A good sense of humour, flexible and forward thinking to anticipate problems before they
Industry / sport / stadium awareness
Assertive, calm nature, able to handle deadlines and stress

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Completing analyses of competitors,Composing concise promotional copy,Composing marketing email,Competitive analysis,Composing direct marketing communications,Developing rapport with clients,Developing social media strategy,Devising press releases,Devising rewards and loyalty programs,Educating sales staff regarding brand viability,Evaluating advertising proposals,Influencing others,Leadership,Listening,Organizational,Pitching marketing plans to group,Planning promotional events,Presenting to groups,Proposing new products and services,Reviewing website models for promoting products/services,Stress management,Time management,Writing reports,Writing press releases


First point of call for all media relations and you will be responsible for championing and developing each brand. Must attend all matches, create exciting and engaging content, match day reports, and post match reactions Develop and implement communications and PR strategy for the club Increase social engagement and produce a integrated social media strategy across all channels Develop strong media partnerships, work collaboratively with marketing Speak on behalf of the club - public speaking

educational requirements