Denholm is delighted to be supporting Fife College to find their next PR & Public Affairs Lead to join their talented team.
We look for enthusiastic and dedicated professionals who share their vision of transforming the lives of their students through inspirational learning and teaching. Their aim is to have a talented and diverse workforce and are committed to investing in Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) for all staff to enable them to deliver their strategic priorities.
The PR & Public Affairs Lead will be at the centre of promoting their brand, ensuring the ‘good news stories’ get to the local media and wider stakeholder audiences to communicate all the benefits they deliver to the people, communities, employers, environment and economy of Fife. You will be at the forefront of our public affairs, stakeholder and political engagement, especially as they proceed towards the completion of their new £100m Net Zero campus in Dunfermline by 2024. You will interact closely with internal and external stakeholders, including their Executive team and Board of Governors.
A key part of your role here will be to drive all communications and engagement with stakeholders for this new build. You will have a good record of leading and driving PR programmes as well as developing great relationships with the press. You’ll also be comfortable engaging with politicians and senior stakeholders within the organisation. If you are a ‘people person’, passionate and confident in your abilities to help the college make a real difference to the people, communities, employers, environment and economy of Fife, this is the role for you.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
- Working closely with the leadership team and academic areas to develop, implement and manage both the public relations and public affairs strategy
- Developing a programme of proactive PR designed to enhance the profile of the College
- Generating engaging content – press releases, thought leadership articles, blogs, profile pieces
- Manage and influence reactive press and political enquiries
- Build relationships with Fife-based and national press as well as political figures
- Line manage one direct report
The PR & Public Affairs Lead is one that makes a difference as they are training and building tomorrow’s workforce. They have a fantastic culture with a collaborative team around them – and this is indicative of years of service across employees. They also offer some fantastic benefits – including 46 days holiday and a workplace pension scheme.
This role is hybrid-based with a couple of days a week on-site at their Dunfermline campus.