Senior Communications Manager

CDP Worldwide

£40,000 - £50,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 02038183925

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Wednesday, 8th April 2020  

Job purpose and background

Are you passionate about communications and the environment? Are you looking for a role that uses your skills in strategic communications to make a difference? CDP is looking for a full-time Senior Communications Manager to be based in our London headquarters. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic business-facing organization, working to get CDP’s messages across to our key audiences.

The successful candidate will play a lead role within our global communications team, which is responsible for CDP’s external global communications and marketing. You will be results-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a wider global team. The successful candidate will lead, develop and implement integrated multi-channel global communications strategies and plans, in line with CDP’s strategic plan and the needs of our target audiences.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and support the development, implementation and evaluation of a proactive multi-channel communications strategy across target regions globally
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of communications plans and campaigns for specific programs of activity for target markets, sometimes in collaboration with partner organizations
  • Build relationships with target media and maximize media coverage of CDP through compelling news stories and thought leadership
  • And support global communications colleagues in developing and delivering communication plans in key markets (e.g. Europe, North America, Latin America, SE Asia)
  • Oversee and develop creative content in line with our content strategy and plan, for media articles, blogs, social media, marketing collateral, etc, working closely with the content team
  • Maximize the effectiveness of key digital channels, working closely with the digital team
  • Build relationships and manage global coordination with CDP offices and external partners
  • Lead and manage the central team of Communications Managers and Executive
  • Work closely with the Senior Digital Manager and Senior Content Manager to ensure an holistic approach to all planning and activity
  • Champion the CDP Brand

Required skills and experience:

  • Strong experience of developing, implementing and evaluating highly successful multi-channel communications strategies
  • Strong PR experience and demonstrable knowledge of international media, including business, trade and environment media
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and nurture relationships both internally and externally, including complex multi-stakeholder relationships
  • Strong analytical mind with the ability to turn complex information into compelling stories and content;
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Extensive experience in promoting content on a wide range of digital and traditional platforms
  • The ability to process complex information
  • Excellent team skills and the flexibility to work across the business and with global offices
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines under pressure and manage multiple project and stakeholder demands simultaneously
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • At least the equivalent of 8 years of relevant experience in communications, media relations or journalism

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience working with global corporations, cities or national or local government
  • Experience working as part of a global team
  • Fluency in other languages is welcome but not essential

This is a full time role based at CDP’s London office reporting to the Global Director of Communications and Marketing.

Salary and benefits: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), 30 days’ holiday, generous non-contributory pension provision, life assurance and others.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

Before you apply

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To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Senior Communications Manager’ in the subject.The deadline is 9am on Wednesday 8 April 2020.

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