Communications Manager
Role
Contract
Permanent
Reports to
Chief Executive Officer
Hours
35 hours per week, hybrid working
Holiday
23 days per annum
Job Summary

Develop and deliver a progressive communications and engagement strategy and downstream objective-based plans which promote the work of FISITA to members and other targeted stakeholders, positioning FISITA positively as a leading membership organisation and its members as the creators of ‘the technology of mobility’.


Sustain and grow FISITA’s relevance and visibility through high tempo messaging and positioning of FISITA and its members, delivering a tactical mix of traditional communications, social media and web-based content, informational delivery, outreach and PR activities.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the delivery and development of all communications related activity as set out within the annual business plans, develop and sustain appropriate and progressive working relationships with all FISITA colleagues and members, creating a communications strategy aligned with the technology of mobility vision of FISITA.


Establish a press office function and process, expanding the communications, PR and press network to the tangible benefit of FISITA and its members by delivering strong, coordinated messaging.


Provide communications support to all head office colleagues and activities, ensuring visibility and progressive communications plans are continually developed for each critical area within the FISITA organisation.


Provide communications management and delivery to FISITA’s annual programme of international conferences and events, raising the profile of each year on year.


Collaborate with relevant colleagues in the delivery of the FISITA web platforms and social media activity, developing strong working relationships and delivering continual improvement.


Establish an agile working group of international communications experts from within the FISITA membership community. Create, lead and plan for the continuous development and relevance of the newly forming FISITA Communications Committee.


Develop appropriate project plans in order to deliver all communications activities in a managed and coordinated manner and all projects and activities to pre-agreed business plan, qualitative and financial standards. Working with colleagues to integrate their activities with these plans where required.


Develop reports and updates which keep the CEO, staff team colleagues, relevant Committees and Boards appraised of progress at regular intervals.


Provide leadership to the continued effort to promote FISITA on an international stage by representing the organisation and contributing as required and appropriate within the scope of this job description.

Personal Specification

Essential:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the area of technology, preferably automotive/mobility based, or able to demonstrate transferable communications skills

  • Experience in developing and delivering high-quality and influential communications project work, including events-based activities, from inception to completion

  • Familiar with the membership organisation environment and coordinating a large community network

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills including experience in providing direct support to members and senior leaders in delivering organisational objectives

  • Proactive, self-motivated and self-policing team player. The ability to accept responsibility for own area of work, identifying critical elements and working in a ‘solution mode’ to achieve results

  • Positive and flexible attitude to work, demonstrating team values and leadership qualities, particularly in added value development and new initiative creation, delivering tangible results

  • Exceptional organisational and project management skills, with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Proven track record co-working across an organisation, willingness to contribute with a strong team ethic

  • Willingness to undertake international travel in order to deliver responsibility of the role

To apply for this position please contact FISITA CEO, Chris Mason, via c.mason@fisita.com explaining why and include your current salary and your CV.

Communications Manager