Run For All have an opportunity for a talented Communications Manager to join the team in Leeds. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and lead an expanding marketing and communications team.
Run For All is one of the UK’s biggest not-for-profit sporting event companies, staging a large number of high profile mass participation events including the Leeds 10K and York 10Ks, Leeds Half Marathon and The Yorkshire Marathon.
This role provides an opportunity for an ambitious individual with strategic communication experience and a genuine passion for sport to work at a Senior team level.
As Communications Officer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing effective communications across all key functions, deputise for the Head of Commercial and have line-management of the copywriter and freelance writers.
You will develop, manage and implement integrated media plans to ensure all media opportunities are fully maximised, keeping effective contact with relevant media contacts to ensure positive and collaborative relationships are developed and maintained.
Working closely with the Head of Commercial and the Marketing Manager, you will build reciprocal partnerships to further promote the Run For All brand and calendar of events.
A fresh-thinker with management experience, you will provide leadership and be skilled in reporting and analysing the success of your strategies and campaigns.
You will be a lively, dynamic and results focused professional who can help us stay ahead of our competitors by closely monitoring industry trends. You will work well under pressure and thrive in a challenging commercially driven environment.
You will work closely with both the Head of Commercial and Marketing Manager to create and manage the annual communications strategy. You will carry out a range of duties from planning marketing email schedules and social media content, to writing press releases, managing existing partnerships, and playing an integral role in forming new partnerships.
You should be confident in creating accurate and engaging copy and have some understanding of SEO. You should be social media savvy, a good storyteller, have a great turn of phrase and be bursting with fresh ideas. You will be a confident communicator and good at building relationships with a range of stakeholders, including the media. You will be confident in dealing with media enquiries and being the media spokesperson for the organisation.
You will possess excellent communication skills and be proficient across the full range of IT packages, including Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point and Excel. Knowledge of HTML, CMS and database management would be an advantage.
With charity at our core, we are looking to employ someone who understands the unique ethos of and aims of our organisation. Applicants should be enthusiastic and hardworking, be flexible and have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour. You will need to own a car and have a full clean driving licence to be considered for this position. You should expect to work a number of weekends and occasionally, out of hours, especially throughout the event season.
Salary and benefits
The salary for this post is £28,000-36,000 per annum, dependent on experience, plus contribution towards a personal pension following completion of a successful probationary period. Holiday entitlement is 25 days per year excluding public holidays.
Normal working hours are Monday to Friday. Additional evening and weekend work will be required, particularly in the run up to and during the event season.
Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle as the role can demand travel across Yorkshire, Lancashire and the East Midlands.
Send a covering letter and CV to Siobhan Curtis no later than Monday 2nd August 2021. Siobhan@runforall.com