Head of Communications and Brand

Equal Approach Ltd.

Head of Communications and Brand


Equal Approach Ltd., Aberdeen

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 31 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 60d708e624e24aa7b1723eda7ba9b745

Full Job Description

At SSEN Transmission, we have a critical role to play in supporting delivery of UK and Scottish Government targets to tackle the climate emergency and secure the countrys future energy independence, as we deliver a network for net zero emissions in the north of Scotland, securing power for future generations., Leading a team of digital and traditional communication professionals responsible for planning and executing all external communications activities and external facing channels across SSEN Transmission.

- Effectively and proactively plan, manage and execute compelling and engaging integrated paid for an earned external communications plans and strategies, working with colleagues across the Corporate Affairs team and wider transmission business to contribute to the delivery of key strategic objectives.

- Build, promote and enhance the profile, aims, values and reputation of the business brand through external communications, public and media relations; proactively protecting and enhancing the reputation of SSEN Transmission with key stakeholders, from our regulator, governments and elected representatives; to the communities we serve, the customers connected to our network and wider industry stakeholders.

- Proactively build and enhance relationships with key journalists and publications, acting as a spokesperson for SSEN Transmission, as well as advising and briefing senior business leaders on media strategies and broadcast opportunities.

- Developing reporting and performance metrics to measure and improve the reach and sentiment of written and digital communication activities and brand marketing campaigns, looking across the industry and beyond to adopt new and innovative ideas and ways of working to support communication goals and business objectives.

We're looking to recruit a highly motivated, energetic, passionate and experienced Head of Communications and Brand responsible for proactively communicating how we're enabling the transition to a net zero and energy secure future and driving economic growth., Exceptional communications skills and experience, both written and verbal, with a passion for storytelling and the role of traditional media, as well as the opportunity to self-publish using new media techniques including digital, broadcast and social content, to communicate the positive contribution that SSEN Transmission is making to the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the regions in which the company is operating to a wide range of external audiences.

- First class interpersonal skills enabling you to build and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally with the ability to translate and clearly communicate complex and often technical issues in a simple and compelling way to build credibility and trust with external stakeholders and within the business.

- Demonstrable, extensive experience and a proven track record of delivering high quality communications and media engagement, and brand marketing campaigns, with an in depth understanding of the media landscape, political and societal trends.

- Open and flexible work style to adapt to changing priorities and a dynamic external environment, with an ability to work in a pressurised environment to tight deadlines and a willingness to commit to and deliver long-term strategic objectives.

- Managerial experience and a background in the energy industry.

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come., As part of the Corporate Affairs Transmission team, you will be responsible for leading SSEN Transmissions traditional and digital communication and brand and marketing activities, working closely with colleagues across the business and the wider industry to help meet business objectives and support the transition to net zero emissions., Our Corporate Affairs, Regulation & Strategy (CARS) function combines three quite separate but intrinsically linked businesses, with a shared focus on advising, influencing and communicating SSE's strategy and interests with key stakeholders. This involves the interpretation of complex political and regulatory changes, skilled lobbying to inform the future energy ecosystem, and innovative communication techniques to ensure SSE's story is reached by a broad range of audiences including investors, competitors, governments, partners, suppliers, communities, and both current and prospective employees.

At SSEN Transmission, we take immense pride in owning and operating the high-voltage electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland. We transport energy from where it is generated to wherever it is needed, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for the communities we serve. But that's not all - we're committed to upgrading the grid to deliver cleaner, homegrown energy for the future. By developing, building and maintaining a network for net zero, we're creating secure power for generations to come.

Salary: £63,000 - £94,400 (depending on skills and experience) + car/car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available, We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.