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Head of External Engagement for Tax and People services

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job ref:

    35765BR

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30-04-2019

  • Client:

    PwC

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

Key skills
  • 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


Tax

We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity