If you have a natural talent and genuine love and passion for any or all of: PR, Public Affairs, all aspects of marketing, creative and design, and want to join our straight talking, collaborative and personable team, who genuinely care about our staff, clients, our work and its results then please send your details by completing the form below and attaching a recent CV.

If you want to find out more about us have a look though the summary below and our new website to find out if Social Communications is right for you.

In our 5th year and continuing our ongoing growth and development we are always keeping an eye out for talented individuals to join the Social Communications team across our Group offices in Manchester, Leeds and Bristol.

Social responsibility is central to our company ethos, and we work hard to foster a supportive, collaborative, enjoyable environment for our staff which promotes health and well-being. The Social team are given their birthdays off and enjoy free fresh fruit delivered to the office every week.

Current Opportunities


  • Title: Account Manager
  • Office: Bristol
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Posted: 12.10.2018
  • Closing date: N/A

Social Communications is looking for a PR Account Manager to join us in our South West office.

The South West office of Social Communications – a full-service PR, public affairs, marketing and creative agency – is looking for an Account Manager. Based in Bristol, we are a highly experienced team of ex-journalists, communications professionals, consultants and creative sparks.

We have a strong portfolio of clients across the property, retail, energy, housing and construction sectors – proudly promoting, defending and developing brands across the UK.

Due to a strong year and some new account wins in the housing, infrastructure and education sectors, we are looking for a dynamic Account Manager to support our PR and communications activity and project work.

The successful candidate will also help develop proposals and lead on activity with new and retained clients, across the country.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Plan and implement impactful PR campaigns and strategies
  • Combine creativity with knowledge of the media to recognise media angles and generate positive news coverage, profile pieces and features across a broad media spectrum including print, broadcast online and social media
  • Ability to write accurate, high-quality media releases and content for online platforms
  • Support in the reporting, analysis and evaluation of PR campaigns
  • Liaise with the client and act as key point of contact
  • Sell ideas and features to clients and media
  • Supervise account executives and Interns activity and workload
  • Fully participate in brainstorms and create workable programmes for new business and existing clients
  • Keep track of impending deadlines and ensure all work is completed in a timely manner
  • Participate in new business development including proposal writing

Skills:

We are looking for:

  • High level of writing skills and ability to adapt style for different audiences
  • Excellent publicity skills, a strong understanding of the media, editorial requirements and what makes a story
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovative thinking
  • Experience of delivering impactful PR / comms campaigns from inception through to delivery
  • Ability to build relationships internally and externally, at all levels
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • A self-starter, demonstrates the ability to work independently, while maintaining team role
  • Strong administrative and project management skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines

Benefits:

You will be entitled to benefits including an iPhone, a day off on your birthday, support with training and flexible working.

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  • Title: Property and Planning Communications Consultant
  • Office: Leeds
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Posted: 17.09.2018
  • Closing date: N/A

Social Communications is looking for a Property and Planning Communications Consultant to join us in our Leeds office.

Social Communications is a full service public affairs, PR, marketing and creative agency. We specialise in political, community and stakeholder engagement on planning applications and masterplanning projects – and we have extensive experience of housing, retail, mixed-use, infrastructure and energy projects.

From our Leeds office, we provide community and stakeholder engagement support across the UK for clients including Leeds Council, Bradford Council, Vital Energi, Extra MSA Group, Berkeley DeVeer and Wykeland Group.

We are looking for a Property and Planning Communications Consultant to join us in our Leeds office. With at least two years’ experience in Public Affairs / Communications, you will either be an established Senior Account Executive looking to take the next step in their career, or an Account Manager with an interest in further growing their skills.

Duties would include:

  • Researching local and national politics for individual property projects
  • Monitoring of national, regional, local, online and trade media, as well as political news sources
  • Helping to organise, publicise and staff consultation events
  • Supporting the team by managing databases and correspondence
  • General support on active projects.

We require:

  • At least two years’ experience in Public Affairs / Stakeholder Engagement / Communications
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills – you should have excellent written English with close attention to detail
  • The ability to work efficiently and to tight deadlines
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with internet-based research. You should be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • An interest in politics, local government, planning law, regeneration and/or development

The working pattern would be Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 with one hour for lunch.

Social Communications is an equal opportunities employer. Our Leeds office is based next to Leeds Railway Station.

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  • Title: Management Accountant
  • Office: Manchester
  • Posted: 26.06.2018
  • Closing date: N/A

Social Communications is looking for a Management Accountant to join the fast-growing team in our Manchester office.

Social Communications is a company with turnover of £1.7M in 2017, on track to be £2M in 2018. Our three-year aim is to be at £10M turnover and 20% net profit by the end of financial year 2021, by regional acquisitions, with a five-year vision for AIM listing.

In addition to regional acquisitions, in 2018 we will be offering new services:

  • Digital engagement (Marketing P&L)
  • Customer service social media (new P&L)
  • Social media training (Marketing P&L)
  • Film production (Marketing P&L)

Social Communications Group has four offices, with a head office based in Manchester, and regional offices in Leeds, London and Bristol. All trade is though one Group company.

The finance department has a FCCA qualified accountant with over 26 years of experience in various sectors, with a full time ‘Assistant Management Accountant – AAT qualified’ who started in May 2018.  With the recent resignation of a part time ‘Finance Assistant’ the company has reviewed the finance department and it is now seeking a higher level employee.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report to the Director of Finance
  • Supervise and coach the ‘Assistant Management Accountant’
  • Investigate if Xero is the best tool for the Social Communications Group structure
    • If it is – source and implement software for Job costings. There is a ‘Projects’ option within Xero, which could help assist to identify profit per client but this position is now  required to investigate and analyse how to get the most out of Xero and the best way to use Xero for the business
  • Oversee Xero systems to help the business function and grow – e.g. timesheets linked to billing etc
  • Analysis of profit generation by each employee, setting KPIs
  • Analysis of profit by client account
  • Help secure tax credits via new CRM system (research and development)
  • Assist with setting budgets per Department and Location. Currently this is only done at Group level plus identify how to do this effectively in Xero
  • EIS reporting/forms and EMI
  • Companies House forms/online
  • Assistance with VAT queries and VAT returns (in the future)
  • General forward-thinking person
  • Statutory accounts assistance
  • Immediate support with business planning for the above four new services
  • Support the AIM journey
  • Prepare Balance sheet control accounts
  • Maintaining and reconciling the Fixed Asset Register
  • Accruals & Prepayments
  • Supervise:
    • Preparation and & submission of benefits in kind/ P11D returns
    • Daily invoice/PO processing and credit card expenses
    • Monthly processing of staff expenses; which requires checking all receipts are attached, VAT is correctly claimed, extract & record any recharge billing data
    • Daily record and input Petty Cash
    • Daily setting up of new suppliers on Xero
    • Daily posting of supplier Direct Debits if applicable
    • Daily reconcile credit card accounts and bank account, extract & record any recharge billing data
    • Daily setting up of any new clients on Xero
    • Daily procurement of Amazon items etc and Laptop/Mobile phone ordering when required
  • Sales Ledger:
    • Collate billing information – this may require helping the Marketing team with their job costing sheets on a day to day basis
    • Intercompany recharge billing information on a day to day basis
    • Maintain a list of recharges on a day to day basis
    • Send statements to clients
    • Remind internal staff to chase clients for overdue invoices
    • Raise sales invoices in Xero – ad hoc but at least twice a month
    • General smooth running of the office and implementation for improvements to the current systems
  • Future:
    • The company may be split into 5 separate companies therefore assist the company with the splitting
    • Potential to do management accounts in the future
    • Assist with detailed forecasts and variance analysis
    • Prepare online bank payments
    • Collate payment runs
    • Assist all staff with queries on raising POs, New Client forms and New Supplier forms
    • Some general admin duties

Currently the Director of Finance produces monthly management accounts via Xero, cashflow reporting via excel, VAT returns, produces figures for the statutory accounts, sends the payroll to an external company and deals with daily accounts queries.

In the future, the Director of Finance would like to concentrate on possible acquisitions, have time to support the senior team with their P&L, produce top line monthly finance report narrative for each business and function P&L / on track / not on track / why, and assist the Chief Executive in his vision along with his investment strategy / investment deck. This role will free up time for the Director of Finance to achieve this.

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