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Media Relations Manager

Business Services department

Reference: MRM/BS/MW/MAY24

Location: Leeds

Role type: Permanent, full-time

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Deadline: 23 June 2024, 23:59:59

Media Relations Manager - Leeds
Permanent, full time
Competitive, dependent on experience
Role Reference – MRM/BS/MW/MAY24

About Leigh Day
We are a top 100 law firm committed to claimant-only cases, ensuring that individuals have the same access to justice as the UK Government and large corporations. We’re not afraid to take on difficult and challenging cases, and our areas of practice include discrimination in the workplace, defective products, financial services and human rights abuses in this country and overseas.

About the team
The work of the firm regularly appears in the pages of the national news media, across broadcast channels and on international newswires. The media team works across all departments of the firm providing a great opportunity for the team to gain a wide range of experience across different issues and different types of legal claims, this includes individual claimant and group claims work. 

About the role
We are looking for a Media Relations Manager to implement the media strategy for the firm under the management of the Acting Head of Media Relations.  The role holder will be expected to look for proactive and reactive opportunities for Leigh Day to gain media coverage, create and maintain relationships with relevant journalists and keep up to date with relevant news on the issues involved to keep well informed.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by  23rd June 2024:
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible in order to be considered.

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Leigh Day is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We value the diversity of our colleagues, our clients and the third parties with whom we work. We seek to create an environment where everyone feels included and valued for their unique characteristics, skills and abilities and supported in their needs and responsibilities.
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

Employee benefits
• Hybrid working (typically 2 days from home for a full-time worker)
• 29 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
• Enhanced pension contributions
• Life assurance 4 x salary
• Healthcare cash plan
• Subsidised gym/ sports team membership up to 50% off
• Cycle to work scheme
• BUPA Private Health Insurance
• Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
• Free breakfasts & lunch every day.