External Communications / Public Relations Specialist

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. We provide air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

Role Purpose:

In your new role you’ll play a key part in shaping the development and delivery of NATS’ External Communications strategy, in support of our vision, strategy and priorities.

You’ll be supporting the PR & Communications Senior Manager and Head of Corporate & Community Affairs and working with stakeholders across the business, to develop and deliver tailored external communications and engagement strategies, campaigns, plans and solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Respond to business issues, developing appropriate solutions and responses and providing in-house consultancy, helping inform and influence stakeholders, to enhance their communication capabilities.

  • Produce high quality, compelling content to support plans, including video, graphics, audio, and written material.

  • Ensure the effective, ongoing development and deployment of a suite of multi-channel communication content to engage and inspire external stakeholders.

  • Help raise the priority of communications, ensuring that messaging and activities are aligned, and opportunities shared.

  • Lead and communicate cross-discipline campaigns on behalf of the Communications team.

  • Act as a core member of the 24/7 Duty Press Office roster and Crisis Response team.

Skills & Experience:

You’ll have significant external PR and Communications experience within a high-profile organisation(s). Previous agency or in-house experience will be considered.

Other requirements include:

  • Proactive team player with exceptional communication, writing and editorial skills.

  • Good grasp of political and economic issues and a strong sense of what makes news, with creative flair.

  • Confident networking skills, understanding how to establish Media and Aviation contacts and use them effectively.

  • Self-starter with energy and strong organisational skills to develop and manage multiple projects, stakeholders and changing agendas.

  • A mix of honed diplomacy and business acumen reaching beyond communications.

  • Personable with superb influencing skills and the ability to overcome resistance.

  • Ability to work at both a strategic and tactical level with a strong attention to detail and an appetite to raise the bar.

  • Previous coaching experience will be an advantage.

Additional Information:

In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, NATS offer an excellent range of benefits which includes a company, performance-related pay scheme, voluntary benefits and retail discounts, generous leave entitlement and a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme.

We have adopted Agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely (hybrid working).

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 5042BR_1707931302
Salary: £49168.09 - £65557.45 per annum
Salary From: £49168.09
Salary To: £65557.45
Job Industries: Aerospace
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: external communications, media, NATS, PR, press office, public relations
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