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Reference: 86716

Date Added: 16 November 2022
Closing Date: 30 November 2022

Job Title: Media Relations Manager (Policy)

Working For: Horticultural Trades Association

Location: Oxfordshire

Salary: up to £45k

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to lead our newly positioned media and press office function, providing expertise and support within the association, alongside professional, accurate and influential messaging across our media campaigns.

You will be working collaboratively with your colleagues across the association to proactively plan policy led initiatives and campaigns and respond reactively in real time to key policy issues.
An important part of the role will be building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with national and trade media, government press offices and stakeholder groups to maximise positive industry coverage.

To be successful in this role, you will need:
• Demonstrable media and public relations experience, with a good understanding of issues that impact the garden industry
• Excellent communication skills to forge effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
• Experience of creating positive news stories
• Excellent strategic planning skills to ensure consistent delivery of plans

What the HTA can offer you in return:
• A friendly, helpful and supportive office environment
• 4% employee - 5% employer pension
• Life assurance
• Health Cash Plan
• Free office fruit

This role is an office-based role, but we are currently operating a hybrid working office, with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office based in Chilton, Oxfordshire.

About HTA
2020 created new gardeners and the HTA campaign to ensure garden centres were classed as essential retailers throughout the COVID-19 restrictions has increased the profile of the horticultural industry.

The HTA have 1500 members which include garden retailers, growers, landscapers and suppliers to the garden industry. As one of the largest membership organisations the HTA have run the National Garden Gift scheme since 1962, this provides consumers with a UK wide scheme encouraging both new and existing gardeners to visit garden centres and retail nurseries.

The HTA lobby and campaign on behalf of our members within the horticulture industry and provide a whole range of member services including, business solutions, events, market information and learning & development.

Closing Date: 30 November 2022

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Application Details

You can view the full job description for this role at https://hta.org.uk/about-us/careers-at-hta/vacancies. To apply for the role, please send your covering letter and CV to recruitment@hta.org.uk.

Our aim is to recruit people with the behaviours that support our mission and the industry. We are open and honest in recognising that there is more that we can do to value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and therefore welcome applicants from all communities, including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities.

Website: http://hta.org.uk

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