9 days ago
PwC is a leading professional services firm. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
The UK Tax business is a diverse and complex business, including tax services, legal services, pensions consulting and advice on reward, employment and HR technology. Public, political and media interest in these issues underscores the importance of a clear approach to our external relations agenda and communications to our people, our stakeholders and our communities and it is therefore important for there to be a clear strategy behind these.
Reporting to the Head of UK Tax Policy, Media and Regulation, the Head of External Engagement for Tax and People services is responsible for defining and managing this strategy, principally by engagement with non-client stakeholders. Working closely with colleagues from across the business, including subject matter experts, corporate affairs, marketing and comms teams, the Head of External Engagement for Tax and People services will focus on the those areas that will differentiate us and allow us to make a real impact in the market and with our people, and work to safeguard the reputation of the firm across our key stakeholder groups.
About the position
We are looking for a Senior Manager or Director to fill this role, potentially as a 12 month cycle of experience before returning to the practice.
The role is full time or, for the right candidate, a part-time arrangement may be possible.
This position is London based but can accommodate an arrangement where not all time is spent in London.
Key responsibilities and Accountabilities
To engage with stakeholders to create and drive an external engagement relations strategy to ensure PwC is in the best position to influence the agendas issues important to tax and people services
To develop and implement a strategy for our internal and external interactions and communications, which is in line with the Regulation, Media & Policy Strategy, and which includes thought leadership, marketing and environment-shaping activities.
To take ownership of and drive our Paying for Tomorrow - Future of Tax campaign
To act as a go-to adviser on external relations matters which impact the Tax and People business
To use horizon scanning to support a strategic approach to our activities
To routinely and regularly assess the impact of your work and how it aligns with and supports the strategy
To collaborate with colleagues across the firm, including the Corporate Affairs and marketing teams, to identify opportunities for integrated campaigns
To support the dissemination of policy related issues across the practice
To help build the profile of the Tax practice and key practitioners as appropriate eg. input on speeches, podcasts (drafting materials as appropriate) and linking to our external relations agenda
To work with the UK Tax Policy, Media and Regulation leader to protect and enhance PwC’s brand including taking a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating reputation risks
A strong understanding of the political and social environment in the UK as well as the global professional services sector and regulatory environment
Be intellectually curious; interested in current affairs, economics and markets and UK/global tax policy, with a keen eye for the news and reporting agendas
Excellent communication skills, including external relations or PR experience
The ability to work at pace and to juggle multiple competing priorities
An entrepreneurial and proactive approach
Building and sustaining trusted relationships with a range of stakeholders
Show sound judgment and recognise when it is necessary to consult with others
Ideally experience of working in Westminster, Whitehall or the public sector