Arcadis, Head of Communications

London (Central)
Competitive salary
13 May 2018
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Arcadis, a UK Superbrand for the second year running, is recruiting a Head of Communications to join our team in London.

The Arcadis brand has taken huge leaps in recent times – since entering the UK market back in 2015 – and there are ambitious plans to further elevate our presence and recognition across our industry and further afield.

As part of the wider, 15-strong Marketing and Communications team, you will be responsible for leading PR/media, social media/web, public affairs, as well as the business’ strategy around messaging and brand building of key Arcadis experts.

Arcadis’ brand strategy is multi-faceted and integrated, centering on thought leadership and content-led campaigns, corporate sponsorship with the Great Run Company and a city-focussed strategic positioning initiative.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, you’ll be required to work with colleagues, senior stakeholders and the retained agency to deliver results.

An experienced senior communications professional, you will have outstanding stakeholder management skills, a creative eye and an aptitude for strategic planning and presenting. We are proud to be a high performing team and welcome those who share our desire to be the best.

Key lines of responsibility will be:

  • Interaction with senior stakeholders to drive engagement and endorsement for commercially-focussed marcomms strategy
  • Managing PR/comms and digital marketing professionals
  • Devising campaign strategy and messaging to support key bids and thematic brand campaigns
  • Coach and mentor senior individuals within Arcadis for media and speaking opportunities, as well as proposition development 
  • Effectively present strategy to senior leaders across the UK and global business
  • Managing external agency to deliver ROI in line with campaign and bid strategy
  • Working with the city executive to effectively position them in their key markets through events programme, media and political engagement

What we’re looking for:

Stakeholder management
: the ability to build strong working relationships with senior colleagues and gain advocacy for and participation in strategy.

Analytical thinking: Able to link communications strategy to revenue and lead generation.

Problem solving: desire to explore new ideas, particularly around articulating the evolving Arcadis brand campaigns, and responsive to issues management.

Leadership skills: able to present activity, plans and approaches to senior stakeholders and wider marketing and communications team.

Current affairs: strong interest in wider political and economic environment and ability to link to Arcadis propositions.

Flexibility: remain flexible to changing individual situations and personalities, and have the ability to deal with ambiguity.

About Arcadis:

We’re hard to pin down as a business. But while our work spans many disciplines - from consultancy to engineering and architecture to cost management, it’s united under a common vision.

We see people where others see projects, and we recognise that when we design environments we impact lives. We’re here to show the magnitude of that opportunity to the world. To bring it to life for our clients and the customers they serve.

A career for the big thinkers

Our vision needs people who see the bigger picture. Who bring their expertise to life with spark and imagination. And see possibility where others see limits.

Finally - and most importantly - you’ll be offered an environment where you can go anywhere. A competitive remuneration package; a car allowance; the best development programmes in the industry; and a working culture where you can put your ideas into practice.

If that speaks to you, talk to us - apply by completing the application form below.

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