Communications Lead/Advisor

Job type:
10 months
SQ Computer Personnel
flag_no USA
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We have an excellent long term contract role to work with one of the London 2012 Olympics sponsors in a Communications Lead/Advisor capacity.

Role synopsis

Reporting to the London 2012 head of communications and employee engagement, you will lead on a number of key communications activities, predominantly to leverage support of athlete ambassadors, as well as support communication and employee engagement activities connected with London 2012 partnership. The role will require building strong relationships with athlete ambassadors, agencies and key stakeholders to maximise participation and support for London 2012 activities.

As well as communication and engagement activities, the postholder will need to identify the ways in which athletes will continue to add value across all of the workstreams, as well as making sure that the client gets the most value from athlete content (eg blogs, webinars, video footage and images) and appearance days before, during and after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The role will be integral to the success of the London 2012 programme and will require huge amounts of energy, enthusiasm, dedication and a flexible outlook. The postholder will provide the lead on a number of projects and will need the ability to work across a range of activities to deliver outcomes to tight timescales in a high-pressure, high-profile environment.

If you think this role could be of interest and you have the experience listed below then please get in touch.

Essential education:

Degree and/or relevant communications or marketing qualification

Essential experience and job requirements:

Excellent relationship-building skills. Strong people orientation, interpersonal sensitivity, inclusive style and strong personal impact.

An internal communications or brand/marketing communications track record, inside or outside of the client and evidence of designing and implementing communication plans using a number of different channels, with a variety of different audiences, including development of content supportive of key business priorities. Previous experience managing athletes in a sponsorship environment is particularly valuable.

Previous project management and marketing experience, particularly with global sponsorship properties.

Experience of working with a network of consultants and/or suppliers, dealing at account manager level or above.

Outstanding written communication skills delivered across a range of products.

Excellent attention to detail; well-organised.

Passion, energy and drive, even while working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Ability to create an effective communication network and build collaborative relationships.

Experience of managing large budgets.

Creative thinker, good written and oral presentation skills, appreciation of design and visual communications and brand guidelines.

Please note your CV will not be submitted for this or any other role without your prior approval.

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