Media Relations Manager - HR

Virgin Money

Media Relations Manager - HR

£45000

Virgin Money, Saughtonhall, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 25 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: a42e0c4a7c34473986faf1039ccdac9d

Full Job Description

We're searching for a Media Relations Manager to join our team who will:

  • Help devise and deliver the media relations strategy

  • Build strong relationships with journalists, colleagues and partners

  • Create engaging content to tell our story in both consumer and corporate media

  • Responsible for articulating our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) story, from charitable partnerships to community initiatives, and driving forward our inclusive banking agenda

  • Be part of our regular 'on call' press office rota.

    Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to construct and deliver clear and consistent messaging

  • A deep understanding of the modern media landscape, including traditional media, new media, online and social media

  • Great news judgement and a 'nose for the story' - able to identify news issues and PR opportunities

  • Experience of corporate communications, within an in-house team, agency environment or media outlet

  • The ability to build a network of internal and external stakeholders and confidently advise Virgin Money spokespeople

  • Creative ability and self-starter with the drive & aptitude to transform ideas into fantastic output.


  • It's a bonus if you have but not essential
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment, such as financial services.

  • Demonstrable experience of crisis management.

    The Media Relations team is responsible for promoting and protecting the bank's reputation, in support of our vision to become the UK's best digital bank and our purpose to 'make you happier about money'. Sitting at the heart of the Corporate Affairs team, alongside Colleague Communications and Public Affairs, the Media Relations team drives forward our media strategy spanning proactive storytelling, consumer and corporate PR, issues management and thought leadership, as well as delivering a coordinated external response in times of crisis. As Virgin Money embarks on an exciting next chapter, the team will be integral to shaping our story to journalists, opinion formers, customers and a wide range of stakeholders., We're making great strides towards achieving our ambition of becoming the UK's best digital bank. As a full-service digital bank with a heritage stretching back over 180 years, we`re a workforce to be reckoned with. We're putting the full power of our experience behind disruptive ideas that reinvent the role a bank plays in people's lives. We strive to create positive experiences for our millions of customers and our purpose, 'Making You Happier About Money', underpins everything we do. We believe in doing banking differently, innovating and working together to make a real difference. Join us and Live a Life More Virgin that empowers you with choice and flexibility in how you work.


  • Be yourself at Virgin Money
    Our purpose is to make people happier about money, this means seeing and feeling the world as our customers do by creating a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our customers and communities. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where colleagues feel safe and inspired to contribute, speak up and be heard.

    As a Disability Confident Leader, we're committed to removing any obstacles to inclusion. If you need any reasonable adjustments or support making your application, contact our Talent Acquisition team careers@virginmoney.com

    Now the legal bit
    Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it), but we'll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK.

    If you're successful in securing a role with us, there are some checks you need to complete before starting. These include credit and criminal record checks and three years' worth of satisfactory references. If the role is part of the Senior Manager Regime and Certification Regime, it requires enhanced pre-employment checks - we'll ask for six years of regulatory references, and once in the role, you'll be subject to periodic employment checks.

  • Generous holidays - 38.5 days annual leave (including bank holidays and prorated if part-time) plus the option to buy more

  • Up to five extra paid well-being days per year

  • 20 weeks paid, gender-neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt

  • Market-leading pension

  • Free private medical cover, income protection and life assurance

  • Flexible benefits include Cycle to Work, wellness and health assessments, and critical illness

  • Ability to work anywhere in the UK (where the role allows).


  • And there's no waiting around, you'll enjoy these benefits from day one.