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External Comms Expert (Manager)

Date: 25-Jun-2022

Location: SLOUGH, GB

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Locations:  Welwyn Garden City/Slough

Closing Date: 10/06/2022

 

Tesco Mobile is the UK’s largest MVNO with over 5 million customers and industry leading customer satisfaction.  We’re a totally unique business, a 50/50 joint venture between Telefonica O2 and Tesco that launched back in 2003.

Being part of Telefonica, one of the world’s most creative digital companies, we’re able to open up all sorts of possibilities – not just for customers, but for the people who work for us, too. 

Great benefits. Great rewards. High-quality training. Ongoing career development. Flexible working. These are just some of the reasons we attract great talent. 

Our inclusive approach to recruitment helps us be a true reflection of our customers and their communities. That’s why everybody’s welcome – it’s time to get everyone in the room. 

 

About the Team:

The Brand and Comms Centre of Excellence (COE) at Tesco Mobile, has a clear purpose of protecting, enhancing and growing the Tesco Mobile brand in market.

 

We're a passionate, dedicated team committed to driving brand differentiation to help unlock the next cycle of business growth.

 

The Centre of Excellence is comprised of 3 squads, all united with the same common purpose. Not only do we work on our own initiatives and projects, we also support and provide expertise and guidance to the entire business, so no two days are ever the same.

 

About the Role:

We are looking for a brilliant External Comms Expert (Manager) to play an instrumental role in pushing our comms function for the business forward.

 

This is a fast-paced, high profile and dynamic role supporting reputation management, consumer PR and influencer activity as well as working with our shareholders to help realise our ambition of being the first choice for Tesco shoppers. The role sits within a team of 4 so you'll be afforded plenty of opportunity to shape and influence how we work moving forward.

 

You'll be working with some world-class agencies, brilliant colleagues - both within our shareholders and within Tesco Mobile itself - and be instrumental in driving a real step-change for the brand, as we continue with our Agile transformation.

 

You'll be in good company too, within the wider CoE your comms squad will be working closely with the Brand Squad, driving the strategy and translating insight into action, as well as our Campaigns Squad, who are accountable for developing high impact brand activations, driving consideration in the market.

 

It's an exciting time to join the Tesco Mobile family. Uniquely set up in the market, we're a proud category challenger. We're not afraid to call out the wrongs of the industry and to demonstrate our brand purpose of 'Caring for Human Connection'. We do this in a very Supermarket Mobile way, bringing the best of Tesco to Mobile.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Some of the areas you will be involved in:

  • Support the Comms Lead to deliver against targets
  • Help build and deliver PR and influencer campaigns
  • Reputation management and crisis comms management
  • Write and edit press materials when necessary – press releases, FAQs, briefing docs, etc
  • Pitch stories, securing PR coverage across target media titles
  • Work alongside comms lead on issues and crisis management
  • Pull together monthly reports to deliver to senior stakeholders
  • Continue to build and strengthen relationships with key journalists and influencers
  • Work collaboratively with relevant teams across Tesco Mobile and our shareholders
  • Help manage agency support
  • Help manage the budget and raise POs

 

What We Need from You:

  • Strong project management with experience in planning, delivering and evaluating campaigns
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that influence and engage
  • Confident in handling issues
  • Experience of PR management tools
  • Experience of social platforms and working with influencers
  • Ability to influence Senior stakeholders
  • Budget and agency management experience
  • Adaptable, inquisitive and comfortable with ambiguity - we're on a journey to becoming an Agile business, and in many ways we're learning as we go
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at any given time
  • Experience of working in telco / subscription based/ tech brand desirable

 

 

 

We’ll be sending you emails about the status of your application. To make sure you receive these,   please add @O2.com and @telefonica.com to your Safe Senders list.

We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform - O2 Campus. 

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working, leveraging the advantages of face-to-face connectivity and enjoying the flexibility and productivity of remote working.

Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate – and there will be the expectation for everyone to be physically together more time than apart.  For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time in the office location listed on the job description.

We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role

If you have any questions around the role then please email ResourceTUK@o2.com who will be happy to help.