Media relations manager – Student Loans Company

CLOSING DATE: June 26, 2013

Media Relations Manager

(Fixed term for 18 months)

c. £45,000


Promote a positive picture of this dynamic, high profile business

Shape the development of fresh story angles and ideas

Provide expert advice on media relations to staff at all levels

With around 2,000 employees, the Student Loans Company provides financial services to over one million students annually in colleges and universities across the nation, supporting them and giving them the expert financial advice they need as they plan for the future.

We’ve already achieved a lot. But we’re committed to developing and expanding our services still further. As a high profile business, it’s an exciting time for us. We have a lot of good things to shout about – and your media skills will help us do it better than ever.

Accomplished at handling national media, you’ll proactively promote news of our successes and inspire stakeholders with confidence. An exhilarating challenge, this key role will see you developing media handling plans on a range of issues relating to student loan applications and repayments across the EU, briefing journalists and putting together media statements. You’ll also be experienced in writing press releases and handling enquiries, and be able to provide media training for staff as required.

You’ll need:

* Education to degree level or equivalent

* Experience of issues management and media handling

* Proven talent for strategic thinking

* Ability to plan, structure information and deliver results

* Cool head under pressure

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Flair for networking

* Ideally, a PR qualification

At the Student Loans Company, we’re all about supporting people. We provide students with the resources to achieve their full potential, helping them build a great future. And when you join us, we’ll do the same for you.

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Closing date: Wednesday 26th June 2013

Reference: IRC11385

We are committed to Equal Opportunities.