Head of Public Relations

Permanent
London
Head of Public Relations  opportunity with a rapidly growing FinTech startup. The role is to help scale up the business and relay the message of a trusted global brand within the tax and accounting space. This is a hybrid role with 3 of the days required to be spent in their central London office. 
 
Our client's product offering is an innovative accounting platform helping customers calculate their taxes quickly and efficiently. They are a consumer-focused company that has already captured a global audience and continues to scale rapidly. They are currently looking for a Head of PR on a permanent basis who can start as soon as possible, taking lead on the global PR strategy of the business and media relations during this period of high growth. You will be responsible for shaping and publicising the company positioning within the press and media, and drive brand awareness to new heights.  
 
This role will suit someone who has previous experience in a similar role within a rapidly scaling tech business. 

About the role
  • Creation through to execution of a clear, organic global PR strategy to raise brand awareness within key demographics
  • Arranging and securing partnerships to provide consistent publication within specific media and larger international news outlets
  • Lead on all initiatives, including but not limited to media outreach, public interviews, company announcements and podcasts. Secure speaking engagements and other in-person publicity opportunities for spokespeople within the business
  • Pitching, monitoring and handling media performance  
  • Creating and managing highly engaging pitch ideas in a time-sensitive manner to a high standard
  • Have input into the hiring of team members, line management of PR professionals and liaise with external PR agencies to maximise reach
  • Although low risk, you will have the ability to crisis manage if necessary
About you:
  • Proven experience in a leadership position in Public Relations 
  • Experience working within the startup space, ideally in-house within a business that has seen hyper-growth 
  • Experience in the FinTech or SaaS space is highly desirable 
  • Proven skills and experience in media management and copywriting/editing skills 
  • Understanding of terminologies and trends such as Web3, NFTs, Metaverse, etc. plus a willingness to learn and develop knowledge within a niche market 
  • Having well-established contacts in the media would be highly advantageous 
On offer:
  • Competitive, six figure salary with bi-annual reviews 
  • Company bonus scheme 
  • Access to a learning and development fund 
  • Workplace pension scheme 
  • 25 days holiday per year 
  • Parental leave & paid sick leave 
  • Volunteering days 
  • The opportunity to excel in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world 

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