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Saab Global

Communications Specialist

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 14 June 2023

Saab UK is a British company that is part of Saab Group’s global high-technology operations. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space and civil security. In the UK we bring together the best of Swedish and British innovation and engineering to provide our customers with products and solutions that push boundaries for what is considered technically possible.

Our mission is to help our customers to keep people and society safe.

Our Saab UK business is going through a period of rapid growth, this means that we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK Ltd combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Across the country we have seven principle sites which focus on software engineering, underwater robotics, training services and radars. Globally we number over 19,000 employees and have operations on all continents.

Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and we reinvest a high proportion of our earnings in internal research and development. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

Saab is a company with opportunities, a company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility as well as good opportunities for advancing in your career. Additionally, Saab is a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

We are looking for a highly motivated and confident Communications & PR Specialist to join our Saab UK Corporate Affairs Team based at our Fareham site. You will work primarily with our underwater business across our offering of Seaeye robotics to plan and implement communications strategies across multiple channels.

This role offers the opportunity to be embrace a range of communications disciplines so the ideal candidate must be flexible and have a willingness to learn and adapt. From the creation of creative communications that deliver against strategic priorities to handling trade media; you will report to the Communications and Brand Manager to produce high-quality material and impactful coverage.

The ideal candidate:

  • Whilst we will consider exceptional graduates we are looking for candidates that have had relevant previous job experience (2+ years)
  • Has an interest in robotics and artificial intelligence in the maritime domain as well as wider defence technology and manufacturing
  • Able to build strong relationships and networks with colleagues, clients and the media and answer enquiries from the media and other organisations
  • Experience developing and maintaining media relations to secure positive media coverage
  • Experience of writing and implementing communications plans for projects or campaigns
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media
  • Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires, social media sites and blogs, for market intelligence and proactive opportunities
  • The ability to communicate compelling stories and key messages to specific target audiences through a variety of mediums, including effective and engaging copywriting
  • Prepare and supervise the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes
  • Knowledge of basic-intermediate graphic design principles and experience applying these to produce content for digital and print mediums (InDesign, Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Experience organising and delivering events (such as staff events, press briefs, exhibitions, open days and site tours), source speakers and seek out sponsorship opportunities (in support of the Internal Communications and Events Manager)
  • Maintaining and updating information on the organisation's website
  • Managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as LinkedIn
  • Foster good community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives (in support of the Internal Communications and Events Manager)
  • The ability to work as part of a busy and high performing international team