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We're hiring: Director of Public Relations

New job PR Director
05. 07. 2021

Director of Public Relations

£60,000 - £70,000 plus bonus

Full-time, permanent

Based in Holywood with optional remote working two days per week

No agencies please

We’re looking for our first ever Director of Public Relations. We’re a progressive, forward-thinking, independently owned, really good PR agency. You’ll work with dream clients, managing a vibrant and ambitious team. The salary is £60,000 - £70,000 and we offer private healthcare and unlimited holidays among loads of other things.

The role

The new role is being created to enhance our business, add experience to our senior team and help us continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients.

The Director of PR will oversee campaigns for a selection of Clearbox clients. These include 3EN, Amazon UK corporate programmes, Alexa, Echo, Fire TV and Kindle, HillView Prints, Synergy Learning and Zoopla. These campaigns run across the UK and Ireland and involve a mix of paid, owned and earned media.

This is an exciting and fast paced role that will suit a candidate with an ambitious, start-up mindset who wants to work with clients who are global, national and local leaders in their field. It’s a rare opportunity and one that offers the chance to dictate the strategic direction of our clients and our agency.

The candidate

The director will manage a team of talented account managers, senior account executives and account executives.

They will be responsible for a wide range of activities including senior client counsel, planning, pitching, budgeting, approving large volumes of written content, writing Q&A documents, overseeing reporting, creating content for client digital channels and ensuring KPIs are surpassed.

The director will also work alongside Clearbox’s General Manager to create and achieve growth targets and execute the company’s strategic mission and vision.

Who this role will suit

An exceptional PR professional with 10+ years of experience working with clients across a range of sectors. Outstanding writer. Ambitious. Driven. Thrives in a culture of freedom and responsibility. Pragmatic and creative. Finds a solution, no matter the problem. Full of foresight and anticipation. Totally client focused. Will go the extra mile, every day, to deliver phenomenal client service. Has total respect for their clients and teams, while commanding their respect. Humble. Consistently excellent. Anti-weasel words. Never says “I’ve always done it that way.” Not a d**k.

Essential criteria

10+ years’ experience working in a PR agency

5+ years’ experience of managing a team

Experience of working with global brands in the last three years

Experience of working with UK media in the last three years

Our company

Clearbox specialises in public relations, digital & social media and corporate social responsibility. The agency is eight years old, has a team of nine and a host of highly desirable clients. We’re under new ownership following a buyout in late 2020 and we’re a stable, profitable business that puts our staff and clients above all else.

We’re pretty sure that we’re the only agency that specialises in regional PR on a national scale and we work in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

We run loads of social media channels and organise events, both in real life and virtual. We have a corporate social responsibility team that is highly skilled in creating and managing community support programmes around the UK.

Clearbox works across digital, social, print and broadcast and our campaigns can be seen in a healthy mix of paid, earned and owned media.

We think we’re really good at what we do, but much more importantly, so do our clients.


To apply, please send your CV and up to 250 words on how you meet the essential criteria to before 10.00 on 30th July 2021. Please also get in touch if you’d like a full job spec.

Please note that the panel reserves the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria, as appropriate, in the event of a large volume of applications.

Clearbox is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out what our services could do for your brand, get in touch.

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