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Salary: Competitive, plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 15th November 2019

Many of our staff at Virgin work flexibly and in many different ways, including part-time, different core hours or remote working. Please talk to us at your application or interview stage about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we are happy to explore what’s possible for the role.

In a nutshell

Are you an Investor Relations Manager looking for a new challenge?!

In this role you will lead the financial communications function and ensure the effective communication between the Group, financial community and other relevant constituencies.

You will support the Director of External Affairs and align closely with the Communications team to ensure consistency of messaging through all channels.

Day to day

Strategy development and implementation:
Support the Group Treasurer, CFO and Director, External Affairs and Sustainability on the development and delivery of a corporate investor relations strategy

Devise, prepare and deliver appropriate financial and corporate communication programmes as required by the business to ensure corporate messages are cascaded with an effective impact and in a consistent manner to third party audiences.

The creation and maintenance of the investor relations sections on company websites.

Responsibility for leading and maintaining updates of Leadership sheets for all financial and business performance updates.

Sourcing and building content for investor materials.

Monitoring of financial media on competitors/regulators.
Annual report production and financial results communication:
Production of Annual Report, including briefing, planning, project management, obtaining appropriate reviews and approvals from senior partners, leading budget & time-line.

Devising and executing communications strategy for annual financial results, including media release production, briefings, and interviews.

Project management of Results Day

Relationship management:
Developing and maintain a broad network of investor relations and media contacts.

Building and running an investor and financial media database.

Delivering events, briefings, and supporting private meetings with investors senior partners.

Responding to ad hoc financial media and investor relations queries.

Corporate Communications:
Responsibility for communicating values to the community and third party partners to include but not limited to effectively publishing and maintaining communications for the Group’s Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting.

Developing and executing corporate communications plans to support our external affairs priorities, particularly to achieve our objectives on Heathrow expansion, Air Passenger Duty and Brexit.

About you

Experience:

Educated to graduate level and/or a proven record of working in a busy/high profile press office

Solid corporate and financial communications experience is essential

Experience of building and executing high profile corporate / investor relations campaigns that influence the full complement of partners

Experience in a role which requires writing compelling content relevant for a business audience

Experience in delivering presentations and supporting senior leaders on presentation skills in terms of financial results

Skills:

A confident self-starter with a proven ability to understand, analyse and articulate financial data

Good understanding of the media landscape and strong national business journalist contacts in the financial sector

Strong project management skills with a talent for multi-tasking and prioritising conflicting priorities and stakeholders

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a keen eye for detail

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build and nurture professional relationships internally and externally with the investor community

Proven negotiation skills and demonstrable gravitas, with the ability to ‘sell’ ideas where needed

Ability to look after confidential and sensitive issues

Ability to work as a great teammate

An understanding of public affairs and Government relations would be an advantage
The perks

We recognise the value you add to our dynamic company. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits to help you enjoy life to the full, including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic destinations. Of course you can also take advantage of discounts on our amazing Virgin Holidays hotels. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes and life assurance. You can even self select whats important to you through our benefits portal. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

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