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Tesco Bank seeks Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager

Tesco Bank 3-5y Mid Level  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom 24 Jul 2018

Job Description

Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager


Help us to differentiate and build trust in our business.

No-one understands British families like Tesco. In this spirit, we are uniquely positioned to be the only truly helpful bank in Britain, which is why we create products and services that make our customers’ everyday lives simpler, giving them more of what they value, and showing a little more understanding along the way. It’s a story that sets us – our business and our colleague culture – apart from our competitors.

Bringing that success to the financial industry means bringing the finest talent to our senior and specialist roles, creating a backbone of excellence for our business, and offering professionals like you the chance to make a wide-ranging and long-lasting impact to Tesco Bank

In the role of Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager you are responsible for managing and enhancing the Bank’s reputation on critical business issues with political and media stakeholders.

In the role you are accountable for:

Play a leading role in the management of stakeholders – political, trade and media – regarding Tesco Bank engagement on priority issues and campaigns, including the co-ordination of the Key Issues Tracker.

Lead and support the development and execution of major policy positions and core messaging, undertaking horizon scanning and working closely with senior internal stakeholders.

Support the Tesco Bank Leadership Team through policy insights, speech/presentation writing, and developing a senior-led political engagement plan.

Manage relationships with parliamentarians and respond to any requests for information.

Work with the wider Tesco government affairs and communications team to align activity with Tesco trust building objectives.

Act as duty press officer and deal with media requests as required.

Work with the whole Tesco Bank communications team to deliver creative campaigns that build engagement and trust with colleagues, customers and principal opinion formers.

Provide leadership to the communications function and act as counsel to the communications Leadership Team, as well as other senior leaders across the business.

Experience relevant for the role:

A good track-record of experience in public affairs and/or media with evidence of excellent stakeholder management.

Experience of delivering campaigns on high-profile issues.

Financial services experience is an added advantage but by no means a requirement.

Operational skills relevant for the role:

Confident leadership skills with a desire to build productive working relationships.

Outstanding communications skills with a keen interest to debate topical issues.

Strong understanding of the policy agenda with experience of managing politicians and the media.

The Communications team is uniquely placed to relentlessly design and deliver change that positively impacts the lives of our customers and colleagues, and we want you to help us to make that change.


Expiry Date: 15/08/2018


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