Industry Communications Manager

Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Industry Communications Manager


For more than three decades our purpose hasn’t changed: we are here to make a positive difference to the lives of all through the exceptional products, services and value we offer - it's what sets us apart. We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us. 


At Specsavers we promise to make you feel good, smart and cared for. To support this promise we offer competitive salaries, a pension scheme, medical and dental care, including a range of additional benefits that make Specsavers a great place to work.



The Role

As an Industry Communications Manager, you will support the Senior Industry Engagement Manager to grow and enhance Specsavers’ clinical reputation within the optical and audiology industry. You will develop, deliver and manage impactful communications targeting stakeholders through trade media relations activity, social media and content publishing as a key enabler of our objectives to convince, attract, recruit and retain the best clinical talent in the market.


Some of your duties will include:


  • Enhancing Specsavers’ clinical reputation within the optical and audiology industry sectors through effective communication and promotion of our clinical services
  • Identifying, writing and publishing news and feature stories across all relevant communications channels 
  • Proactively engaging key industry media, ensuring Specsavers features regularly with strategically aligned messages
  • Planning and delivering highly visible and impactful promotional campaigns for key clinical events
  • Producing monthly reports, analysing results to continuously improve and refine the clinical services communication strategy
  • Working closely with the recruitment team to develop a strategy for trade titles and social media channels, especially our corporate LinkedIn platform
  • Developing communications that further Specsavers external reputation for clinical education and career development 


Key Skills, Ability or Experience


  • Experience in managing and delivering highly impactful communication plans to engage external stakeholders in support of business agendas
  • Knowledge of PR and trade / B2B PR
  • Commercial acumen, balanced by a talent for creative thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain effective business networks
  • Advanced business, journalistic and creative writing capabilities
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders and support change

The other bits….

We are on an exciting journey – we nurture and develop our talent and provide the right progression to all our staff. We offer a competitive salary and have an excellent bonus plan – you will be entitled to two bonuses – one based on your own personal performance which is paid quarterly and a company bonus that is based on the performance of the business. You will also receive healthcare and dental cover, permanent health insurance, life assurance along with a good pension.


If you can see yourself being part of this journey, apply today!  

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