29 Jun 2017

Fixed Term Communications Manager (PR) – Finance. (6 month FTC)

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Communications Manager (PR) – Finance. (6 month FTC)

Purpose of the role

This role will work with the Head of Financial Communications, and the Senior Leadership Team to devise plans to deliver against the strategic objectives. As well as supporting the Group communications function in protecting and enhancing the reputation of Direct Line Group (“DLG”), through appropriate media engagement.

What being the Communications Manager – Finance involves.

  • Work together with DLG’s businesses to assist in the planning, management and writing of corporate communications that support financial calendar activity and supplementary corporate announcements.
  • Heavily involved with financial media engagement programmes for Exec Directors and Exec Members.
  • Develop a strong business story with the media that supports DLG’s investment position ensuring the business strategy is aligned with the tactics of Investor Relations.
  • Manage and develop the corporate website to ensure it is fully compliant and benchmarks well against industry standards, whilst building successful relationships with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Execute a proactive media plan with regular business news flow that ensures there is consistency to the DLG messages received by financial, business and trade media, and analyst and investor stakeholder audiences.
  • Respond to corporate media queries and complaints in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Act as a point of contact to provide communications counsel to the business.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with the trade, city and financial media, including participation in Communications Hospitality Programme.
  • Provide real time media and capital market monitoring, embedding a ‘no surprises’ culture, proactively monitoring for opportunities or threats.
  • Utilise third party media coverage evaluation methodologies to ensure a real time view of how DLG is being represented.


  • A strong background and track record in financial PR including good knowledge of the capital markets – preferably in a FTSE250 or Financial PR agency
  • Direct experience of working on high profile media and crisis issues
  • Excellent working knowledge of the communications landscape and current affairs
  • Excellent written and communication skills – Ability to produce clear, concise high quality communications.
  • Ability to quickly understand and advise on complex business issues and a good instinct for what might become a media issue
  • Knowledge of managing or developing online content

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing date  – Undisclosed

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Job Categories: Banking & Finance, Communications, and Management & Executive. Job Types: Fixed Term and Full-Time. Job Tags: 6 months Fixed Term Contract, communications manager, Directline Group, diversity, equality, finance, fixed term, full time, and inclusion. Salary: Competitive.

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