PR Account Manager financial services, property and construction

Competitive salary plus generous bonus and benefits

The Company

bClear is a well-established and highly respected corporate PR and digital communications agency specialising in financial services, technology, property and construction, working with clients throughout the UK from their offices in Portishead. They provide full-service communications and public relations, which include social media and digital channels as well as issues, crisis and content management.

They are a small but fast-growing company looking for an ambitious, bright and enthusiastic account executive who wants to make a career in public relations.

The Candidate

Are you looking to join a successful, progressive company that offers excellent career prospects?

You will join an experienced team with specialist knowledge in PR and digital communications and you should have three years’ experience in PR or in journalism and ideally be educated to degree standard.  Experience in our specialist sectors, finance, fintech, property and construction, would be beneficial.

The Role

The role requires superb writing skills, sound knowledge of social media and excellent interpersonal skills. You will also be a quick learner, with attention to detail, who can cope well in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities will include the whole gamut of work involved within the company from strategic PR work to administration.

This role is suitable for someone who is highly ambitious as it is one in which you can evolve and grow.

Salary and Package

On offer is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful company where individuals are rewarded and recognised for their efforts. Salary and package details are:

Salary: Competitive depending upon experience

Bonus: Discretionary bonus based on attainment of company and personal achievement targets.

Pension contribution

Expenses: Expenses for attending meetings away from the office.

Hours:  37.5 hours per week, with some flexibility possible.

Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays

Laptop

Location: Portishead

Next steps

Please send your CV and a short covering note describing your current circumstances, and why you are interested to hello@bclear.co.uk, we’d love to hear from you!

How to get in touch

Whether you’ve got an urgent need for effective PR for your business, or just want to find out more about how we work, we’re always happy to chat.

Mike Norton - Account Director

What is your role at bClear?

I’m an account director, which means I manage, advise and write for a range of clients. Ultimately, my role is to raise the clients’ profiles, enhance their reputations and help them to grow and to realise their business ambitions.

What is your background and experience?

I’m a former journalist with more than 30 years’ experience of either working in or running regional newsrooms across the UK. Most recently, I was the editor of the Bristol Post and its website Bristol Live, and the editor-in-chief of a range of dailies, weeklies and websites from Gloucestershire to Dorset.

What inspires you?

Great writing has always inspired me – which is why I studied English Literature at university in the 1980s.

Nature inspires me, too. My desk in the bClear office looks through floor-to-ceiling windows across five miles of the unresting River Severn to Wales. The sliver of Welsh hills between the vast expanse of sky and water sometimes disappears into sea mist and others feels so close that you could touch it. It’s a view that no one could tire of.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I am very lucky because the clients I manage do incredibly interesting work. Beard Construction, for example, restores or creates amazing landmark buildings, while the clever software developed by SmartSearch is at the cutting edge of the fight against money laundering in the UK. And nothing beats the buzz of getting good media coverage for clients.

What do you like to do when you’re not at bClear?

Spend time with my family, of course, but I also like to be on two wheels, either on my road bike or my Triumph Street Twin motorbike. I love music, too, and I’m the drummer in a local covers band.

What does this photo mean to you?

I’m a long-term cycling fan and this is me with two of my absolute heroes – Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, about to start a stage of the Tour of Britain.

I say “with” them. In fact, I look slightly ridiculous hovering behind them, almost as if I’m photo-bombing. In reality, we had just spoken and they were both happy to pose for the picture. I was just too overawed to get any closer!

It was 2018. They were at the height of their powers. Geraint had just won the Tour de France and Chris had won it for the three previous consecutive years. I was very privileged to meet them – particularly in this unique way.