Communications Manager at Network Rail, London, 2 Months, £351 per day

£351 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Sep 09, 2020
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Job Role: Communictions Manager

Location: London

Daily Rate: £351.49 LTD/Umbrella (£306.90 PAYE)

This role is INSIDE IR35

Duration: 2 months

This post is to promote a major conference which is being held virtually in November.

You will be required to:

  • Support on website build testing and content.
  • Manage mailshot content (3/4 articles to be created or sourced from copywriter or partner organisations every two weeks).
  • Lead on social media content, which includes idea generation, script creation and production - Make social media entertaining!

Support on content and social media may also be required for other projects.

Key Accountabilites:

  1. Develop and implement communications strategy on projects which present reputational risks or opportunities for the business.
  2. Produce and manage detailed communications plans, detailing activities and resources necessary for implementation and providing recommendations for continuous improvement / best practice.
  3. Interface with key external audiences (across community relations, media and public affairs) so that these relationships are appropriately managed, in consultation with relevant external communications teams in Government and Corporate Affairs.
  4. Where required, provide direct management and development of a team including carrying out regular 121's, appraisals, objective setting and performance monitoring.
  5. Build relationships and provide direction / influence to senior project managers and external industry parties / funding organisations where appropriate.
  6. Provide guidance on all external communications activity undertaken by project personnel including Project/ Programme Director / Project Managers/ Scheme Sponsors, delivering consistency with the approved G&CA communications strategy and in accordance with Network Rail's corporate policies.
  7. Assist with delivery of Network Rail's corporate internal communications programme and act as a conduit for material/information for corporate comms channels.
  8. Check that all branding used on the project complies with Network Rail's corporate policy on branding, visual identity and image.
  9. Produce regular reports on all communications activities on the project, including budget.

Your skills will include:


  • Significant experience within marketing
  • Strong social media and copywriting experience
  • Proven track record in public relations activity in a high profile organisation
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to think strategically
  • Excellent influencing skills and ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Thorough knowledge of the media and how it operates


  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of working within an agency environment