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Corporate Communications Manager

Date: 26-Mar-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.





What do economic growth, renewable energy, cruises and cat litter have in common? They all come over the quays and are all in a day’s work for the ABP communications team. We are the UK’s leading port owner and operator and we are looking for a creative and collaborative colleague to manage external communications in the central team. Through the Covid pandemic and the end of Brexit transition, ABP operations have been uninterrupted, keeping Britain trading. We are celebrating four successful freeport bids in England, and with a key role to play in the decarbonisation of maritime and the wider economy, we cannot predict exactly what 2021 will bring, but we promise it will be exciting.


As part of the central communications team, this role is responsible for managing external communications to maximise ABP’s reputation and influence and working with the rest of the team to deliver effective customer and employee engagement. Based out of the Central London office, with a licence to roam across ABP’s 21 ports and our rail freight terminal in Ham’s Hall, the role is a 12-month FTC, with a competitive salary.


We are looking for someone as articulate in person as they are on paper, who is able to navigate through a complex and geographically diverse organisation with confidence, gravitas and curiosity. Experience of the ports sector is not essential; the proven ability to get to grips with a complex brief and build effective relationships quickly is.


Principal activities include:


  • Media monitoring and analytics management.
  • Project management and organisation of external communications events/initiatives.
  • Project management and delivery of ABP corporate publications, including the ABP Annual Review.
  • Media management and press relations at group level, and support for and collaboration with the regions as required
  • Social media management (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).
  • External website management and co-ordination.
  • Support Crisis Communications planning and intranet management.  
  • Support the wider administrative management of the function.
  • Effective handling of incoming media enquiries and external communications related to incidents/crisis situations.
  • Group events calendar management to support effective corporate communications planning.
  • Support the department to ensure the smooth running of marketing campaigns.


If this floats your boat, please apply now!


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.