Communications Manager

Leisure & Fitness
London , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
4 / 03

Tennis is a sport that is woven into the fabric of the nation, and as the national governing body the LTA is at the heart of that – from inspiring and engaging the millions of passionate fans who follow leading British players and world class tournaments, through to supporting the grassroots of the sport which reach into local communities across Britain to help get the nation active and deliver amazing physical and mental health benefits to those involved.

The Communications Manager will play a key role within our Corporate Affairs Team in devising and delivering communications programmes to explain and promote the work of the LTA.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding communications professional to play a part in helping the LTA achieve its vision of ‘tennis opened up’, and through our work to make tennis relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable, help us to ensure it is a sport that can be played by anyone, no matter their age, gender, background or ability.

To find out more about the role, please review the full JD and apply with your CV and Covering Letter. 

In line with our values, we are looking for a talented and driven individual who can bring teamwork, passion, integrity and excellence to this role. If this is you, and you want to join our journey to open up tennis in Britain, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday 16th February 2021.

Interviews for the position are expected to be held on the afternoons of 23rd and 24th February 2021.

Full description

Communications Manager

Responsible to Head of Strategic Communications

Location National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Salary Competitive dependent upon experience plus excellent benefits

About the role

This role is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding communications professional to play a part in helping the LTA achieve its vision of ‘tennis opened up’, and through our work to make tennis relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable, help us to ensure it is a sport that can be played by anyone, no matter their age, gender, background or ability.

Tennis is a sport that is woven into the fabric of the nation, and as the national governing body the LTA is at the heart of that – from inspiring and engaging the millions of passionate fans who follow leading British players and world class tournaments, through to supporting the grassroots of the sport which reach into local communities across Britain to help get the nation active and deliver amazing physical and mental health benefits to those involved.

The Communications Manager will play a key role within our Communications Team in devising and delivering communications programmes to protect the reputation of the LTA, and work across the business to coordinate communication activity to enable a programme of proactive communications which promotes all areas of the LTA’s work.

In line with our values, we are looking for a talented and driven individual who can bring teamwork, passion, integrity and excellence to this role. If this is you, and you want to join our journey to open up tennis in Britain, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Head of Strategic Communications to identify target audiences and deliver a communications programme which builds advocacy and engagement with the business.
  • Manage and lead on the planning, promotion and implementation of all aspects of communications programmes.
  • Write and implement communications plans for various LTA projects and initiatives.
  • With other members of the communications team maintain a communications planning grid that tracks all proactive and reactive communications activity and opportunities across the business.
  • Provide first-class copy for a variety of uses including speeches, articles, briefing documents, presentations and online content, working closely with senior management and colleagues on these.
  • Provide advice to senior management on a broad range of communication issues and plans.
  • Deliver external communications programmes and campaigns which promote the business, including where necessary pro-active media and publicity work.
  • Responsibility for jointly running and promoting the Annual LTA Awards, including publicity activity around nominations, the ceremony itself, and the winners.
  • Develop and implement engagement programmes for key stakeholders and work closely with the Internal Communications & Engagement Manager with internal communications activity.
  • Work closely with external partners to deliver agreed projects to time and budget.
  • Work closely with Communications and Marketing colleagues to ensure all channels operate in a consistent and coordinated way.
  • Develop external communications tools in line with the communications strategy.
  • Maintain and update weekly briefing documents for use by colleagues across the business.
  • Drive LTA representation at conferences and public speaking opportunities, including the preparation of briefing materials and presentations for speakers
  • Oversees and complies submissions to relevant industry and public awards
  • Build, own and leverage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage external agencies and suppliers and related project budgets as required.

Person Specification

Previous Experience of:

Proven experience and success in a similar communications role with credible experience at management level

Essential

Creating and implementing proactive communications strategies that deliver long-term business goals whilst maintaining an eye to responsivity and opportunity in the wider landscape

Essential

Working to deliver against tight timelines

Essential

Excellent storyline development skills and copy writing skills with a keen eye for accuracy and creativity

Essential

Experience of managing varied stakeholder groups

Essential

Working effectively and collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Essential

Exceptional personal communication skills with a proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships and influence

Essential

Working with the media or in teams that work with the media

Essential

Developing communications planning tools

Essential


Knowledge, Training & Qualifications:

Significant and solid experience of communications strategy development, planning and

delivery

Essential

Knowledge of the British sports environment

Desirable

Personal Attributes

Teamwork

  • Build effective relationships at all levels to influence and support others
  • Works effectively within the team to inspire, engage and motivate others
  • Communicates in a clear and compelling manner, adapting style to meet needs of the audience

Integrity

  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently to meet challenging deadlines

Passion

  • Passionate about the Vision and Mission of the LTA
  • Thinks creatively and with confidence
  • Maintain a positive mind set in the face of difficult or pressured situations

Excellence

  • A strategic mindset, with a demonstrable understanding of how to achieve medium and long-term goals, alongside capitalising on short-term opportunities
  • Adaptable and highly organised, with the ability to mulit-task and prioritise
  • Seek opportunities to innovate and improve ways of working
  • Undertakes appropriate professional development
  • Helps others in the communications team grow and learn

Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday 16th February 2021.

Interviews for the position are expected to be held on the afternoons of 23rd and 24th February 2021.

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