External Communications Officer

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External Communications Officer

  • Post Date:25th June 2021
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Job Description

Synthomer is a leading supplier of emulsions and special polymers. At Synthomer you are part of a truly global team, open for new ideas and different cultures. Our Graduate Programme offers an exciting career accelerator: It’s a structured development journey of two years, based on assignments which allow you to contribute to the Synthomer strategy from day one. During the programme you will be supported through learning events, mentoring and personal development planning.


We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our graduate programme who can be passionate about the chemical industry and determined to make an impact on our business.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Develop, write and edit marketing and communications materials, including press releases, blogs, social media content, shareholder/investor presentations
  • Promote and manage communications and marketing materials through appropriate social media channels
  • Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of communications campaigns
  • Ensure that all communications and marketing material aligns with Synthomer standards
  • Maintain digital media archives including photos and videos
  • Work with communications team members to conceptualise and implement communications strategies and campaigns
  • Respond to media inquiries, such as press releases, brochures, and other materials Implement social media strategies


What you will bring to the role:

  • Minimum 1 year’s prior experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Understand the best practices of external website and main social media channels, as well as content management
  • Possess exceptional writing skills and be able to compose engaging and accurate content
  • Strong communicator who works well independently with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of communications, public relations and marketing best practices
  • Ability to think strategically, deliver projects and identify ways to improve communication
  • Must be resourceful and take initiative even when given minimal direction
  • Competent user of Adobe Creative Suite (which includes e.g. Photoshop and InDesign), Digital communication (Video software and production)
  • Office365 experience (Powerpoint, Teams, Sharepoint, Stream….)

This position will be based in Harlow, Essex, with frequent travel to our London office (once Covid restrictions are lifted).

Please send your CV and supporting statement to, [email protected]