Corporate Affairs Manager - Change

10 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About The Role

We are looking for a communications manager with media relations expertise to join PwC's Change team in Corporate Affairs.

At PwC we're bringing innovative technology together with our business understanding and human intelligence to solve our clients important problems. We call this ethos 'Intelligent Digital' and this role is integral in telling the story of our technological journey to our clients, markets and society.

A large part of the role will be leading external and internal communications for PwC's technologists. Technology is central to our strategy as a professional services firm and we have a range of specialists helping clients to explore emerging technologies and their potential applications; these include teams working on artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and drones.

The successful candidate will work with stakeholders to define strategy, messaging and priorities, identify opportunities for proactive campaigns and commentary and work across the corporate affairs team to tell our technology story. This includes the work we're doing with a societal impact such as supporting the responsible AI and Tech She Can initiatives

Role responsibilities

  • Managing external and internal communications for PwC's technologists

  • Developing strong relationships with stakeholders to proactively generate stories that enhance PwC's profile

  • Managing a high volume of media enquiries and regular proactive and reactive commentary on new campaigns and announcements

  • Advising on potential research topics that are relevant to the firm and support its strategy

  • Building strong relationships with relevant journalists

  • Simplifying complex technology topics for a broader business/consumer audience

  • Developing strategic communications plans for key stakeholders and working with PwC's technology and innovation board member

  • Ensuring integrated communications across different channels - including social media strategies and multimedia content

  • Project managing major campaigns

  • Raising internal awareness and understanding of PwC's technology-enabled strategy, working on related initiatives with team members

Role Requirements

The ideal applicant will

  • Be confident building relationships across all levels of the business

  • An excellent communicator and writer, able to develop engaging and innovative content across multiple channels and adapt their writing style for different voices

  • Enjoy working under pressure, producing commentary quickly on unexpected announcements

  • A self starter who is creative and able to act on their own initiative to develop content from scratch

  • A team player, who is able to collaborate with people across the Corporate Affairs theme to maximise impact

  • Intellectually curious; interested in current affairs, technology and business, with a keen eye for the news agenda

  • Be proactive, flexible and positive in their attitude and approach to work, and their approach to their own development

  • Show sound judgement (eg in relation to the political context) and recognise when it is necessary to consult with others

  • Have proven media relations experience (PR or journalist) and a track record in delivering high quality media/digital campaigns

About Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs at PwC is a team of Communications, Investor Engagement, Reputation and Regulation, Political Affairs and Secretariat professionals who bring their collective expertise to our firm's internal and external stakeholders through greater alignment and coordinated engagement.

Our group provides strategic counsel to the business leaders across all lines of service and undertakes activities to support the firm's strategy. We focus on those areas that will differentiate us and allow us to make a real impact in the market and with our people, and work to safeguard the reputation of the firm across our key stakeholder groups.

Corporate Affairs is structured into five themes engagement, change, growth, purpose and reputation. The five thematic leaders work together with the head of Corporate Affairs, to achieve the wider objectives of the group. Our projects often span across the themes and there are many opportunities to develop in areas outside of your own.

We are a dynamic team who are looking to bring new thinking and creativity to the way we communicate with our people and external stakeholders. We work with senior stakeholders within the firm and aim to be at the forefront of combining human insight with innovative technology.

Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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