Defaqto, Content & Communications Manager / PR Co-ordinator

Location
Haddenham, Aylesbury
Salary
£20-40k, depending upon which role you are interested in, plus generous benefits
Posted
25 Oct 2018
Closes
25 Nov 2018
Industry
PR
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Defaqto is a leading provider of software, ratings and services to the UK financial services industry.

Our Content and Communications Manager is going on maternity leave soon, so we’re looking for someone to cover her role from now until January 2020.

We're advertising at two different levels and will either offer the position to a PR Co-ordinator (who will have additional support from our PR agency) or a Content & Communications Manager (who will cover the full role).

We’re looking for a finance-savvy PR professional with an eye for a story to help us maintain our brand and raise our growing profile within the industry. This is a fast paced, exciting role, with a variety of projects and challenges for the successful candidate to sink their teeth into.

You will focus on strengthening Defaqto’s brand through PR, thought leadership and proactive communications.

You will engage with both internal and external stakeholders, developing thoughtful, high-impact content and using media relations skills to create profile raising opportunities. In addition, you will be responsible for providing innovative marketing content to support campaigns for a number of core products and services.

The successful candidate will have in-house or agency content or communications experience, ideally within the UK financial services industry, especially with knowledge of the fund management and financial advice sectors.

This role requires an excellent writer to work our data and the varying content generated internally into newsworthy stories and interesting thought leadership. Previous experience in media relations (mainly trade press) and digital communications would be desirable.

We are a very collaborative and sociable team, so you will also need excellent interpersonal and team working skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.

We are also a team with a very busy workload and high standards, so you need to be someone with a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively.

In return, we can offer the opportunity to join a successful business at an exciting time in our growth, where you will gain invaluable experience within a flexible and collaborative work environment.

The salary range for this role is £20-40k, dependent upon the skills and experience you can bring to the role (and which role you are actually suitable for). This is a full-time, office-based role, but we may be able to offer some flexibility for the right candidate.

You’ll also benefit from all the great things about working for Defaqto. In particular, we have a commitment to employee wellbeing that includes:

  • Flexible working environment
  • 5 weeks’ holiday (plus the option to buy more)
  • Generous pension scheme (with an employer contribution of up to 10%)
  • Life, critical illness, private medical and dental insurances
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributions towards gym/sports club membership, plus lunchtime Yoga and running clubs
  • Social, sporting and charity support activities throughout the year
  • Free parking, plus showers and a bike shelter to support cycling to work
  • Free tea/coffee/squash/fruit in our kitchens


This role is based at our offices in Haddenham, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. We are within easy commuting distance of Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Tring, Bicester, Abingdon, Oxford, etc.

Apply by completing the application form below now.

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