We believe that Performance Communications is a great place to work. But don’t just take our word for it.
In a recent employee survey*, 100% of people said they would recommend Performance to a friend. 96% said Performance is a fun place to work and 92% said they enjoyed their job.
We think we’re different. We genuinely believe in ensuring our employees have a work / life balance. Both offices finish early at the end of the week and we also provide social budgets to give teams an opportunity to unwind at the end of the day. We close over Christmas so we can all take time away from the office.
We also offer a wide range of perks and benefits including fresh fruit, massages and regular training for everyone. Our holiday allowance increases the longer you’ve been here and people also have the opportunity to buy more holiday.
We’re always keen to hear from great people with a passion for sports, technology and automotive. So if you’ve been thinking about a career change or just fancy a chat, then drop us a line at email@example.com.
Check out an overview of the different benefits and perks we offer:
We value people who are enthusiastic, ambitious and passionate about their work. If you are interested in joining a team of creative, fun individuals**, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
** When asked to describe the agency, the top words used were fun, family, team and creative.
If you’re interested in joining a team of creative, fun individuals**, please send an email
What we’re looking for Do you love cars or motorcycles? Then this could be a dream job. Working on globally renowned automotive and motorcycle brands, we are looking for an experienced agency account lead with an interest in cars and/or bikes – big plus points if you ride! You’re comfortable in front of clients, anticipating their needs, and translating those conversations into projects that deliver great results. You will be managing multiple projects for multiple teams so we are looking for someone who is comfortable juggling priorities and leaning on your team to deliver bigger complex projects. What you’ll be doing Reporting to the Director you will help manage the day-to-day smooth running of a number of high-profile accounts, as well as support the wider team on creative comms and strategic planning. You will be pivotal in implementing creative content strategy within the team and wider agency, supported by the director. What skills you’ll need Senior account management experience managing multiple clients A strong communicator who can manage internal (upwards, as well as prioritise their own work and the team supporting them) and external (client media and suppliers) stakeholders. Interested in cars and/or motorbikes. The ability to ride a motorcycle or interest in them would be very desirable Flexible writing style, adapting to different client needs, TOV and outputs Time management – the ability to logically plan, develop and execute plans, using the strengths of a team to ensure optimal delivery Understanding of key social channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube etc) Experience engaging and managing media relationships for clients An ability to manage and nurture junior staff Paid media experience is a bonus but not essential Eye for what stories different media will find interesting Some of the benefits we offer We regularly evolve our benefits, listed below are some of the benefits we currently offer: Competitive London salary Company bonus scheme Flexible working (split between home & office) Private Health Insurance Wellbeing allowance (to use on various subscriptions incl. gym) Company-wide wellbeing programme Personal, Team & Company Social allowances Training programme Social activities (Summer / Christmas parties (and some in-between)) Cycle to Work scheme 25 days holiday + 2 half-day flexi-days 30pm finish on Fridays Mindful of work/life balance Who we are UK’s leading specialists in Automotive, Technology & Sports Brand Communications, we’re a team of 45 creative comms experts, split across our London and Dubai offices, committed to telling impactful brand stories that matter. Whether brainstorming a big integrated campaign idea, out on the launch of a new car or motorbike (which we’ve helped organise), creating content whilst out on the road with media & influencers, or delving into the latest research to find a storytelling gem, no two days are the same. We’re looking for someone to join our fast-growing agency, who has a proactive mindset, desire to learn, and appetite to help us bring our big-name clients’ stories to life.
Who we are UK’s leading specialists in Automotive, Technology & Sports Brand Communications, we’re a team of 45 creative comms experts, split across our London and Dubai offices, committed to telling impactful brand stories that matter. Whether brainstorming a big integrated campaign idea, unlocking broadcast media opportunities, telling stories creatively on social media channels or helping to unlock new business, no two days are the same. What we’re looking for If you’re passionate about comms, love to be creative, have the ability to inspire those around you, and want to have the opportunity to help tell the stories of some big-name car and motorcycle brands, this could be the role for you! This role is the central point of support across our automotive team at Performance. The individual is expected to help maintain systems and processes to support the team in working efficiently, juggling the unique requirements of our varied clients. This is a core role within an exciting team, which includes a range of clients across the automotive sector, with a focus on consumer brands and global car manufacturers. The right candidate will be passionate and well-informed about technology, mobility and will be well-read with a good working knowledge of current affairs. We’re looking for someone who is organised, reliable, and has a flair for copywriting and can understand complex ideas and relate them into simple terms. The person will be a key contact for clients, enthusiastically taking on the broad day-to-day requirements of the team and thriving under pressure. The Agency has a reputation for nurturing and developing talent and prides itself on being at the forefront of modern PR and communications. The role is based at Performance Communications, Kingston-Upon-Thames, with flexible working options. Reporting line & team The AE role reports directly to the AMs/SAMs with input from the AD and Director. The latter is responsible for the strategic and creative lead direction, with your role pivotal in leading the account day-to-day, acting as a central liaison on all projects. What you’ll be doing Key Accountabilities: Act as day-to-day support for S/AM and AD/Director on delivery of the 12-month PR plans for the clients Develop an understanding of key messages and objectives set against key projects Demonstrate ability to plan and prioritise own work Build and manage effective client relationships, and aid in updating the client team regarding reporting and logistics Good copywriting skills with excellent attention to detail General Action all account housekeeping-related matters including the weekly client reports, meeting agendas, minutes and contact reports including circulation, the internal team coordination of briefing documents and related documentation to the delivery of the accounts Conduct daily monitoring for stories of interest relating to the clients and circulate relevant stories internally or to the client team Write briefs for all third party suppliers including photography, filming, events and branding; support on shoots and assist in the delivery of high quality assets Coordinate and manage suppliers to deliver projects on brief (on objective, message and within budget) Develop an understanding of PR planning through writing up ideas and plans with support from senior team members Assist in researching and creating market insights, including consumer, media and PR trends and competitor analysis reports Coordinate evaluation reports and liaise with suppliers (e.g. Coverage Book, PRIME and Klear) to deliver accurate and informative reports across all projects Support in ensuring full budget management across all work, including creation of budget estimate, tracking of POs, collation of invoices, receipts and booking confirmation, expenses and reconciliation Media event management: supporting the organisation and logistics of media events, stunts and activities Research, draft copy, press releases, blog articles, features and media materials relating to all accounts; and assist in the development of creative editorial content Processes Manage an inventory of brand guidelines and digital assets that that is accessible for all team members on the central server Ensure a comprehensive client filing system across accounts, updating when required Manage the weekly team meetings, ensuring team attendance, agenda setting with relevant brainstorms, updating and circulation of worksheets Action all account housekeeping-related matters including the weekly client reports, meeting agendas, minutes, contact reports and circulation, internal team coordination What you’ll need (required skills) Ability to manage workload effectively and be responsible for a number of projects at any one time Eye for a strong editorial angle Strong written skills with high attention to detail Ability to communicate effectively with all levels throughout the company Excellent organisational and administrative skills Ability to work on own initiative Fully computer literate in Microsoft packages Some of the benefits we offer We are excited about nurturing and mentoring the next generation of PR / Comms professionals. We are based in Kingston-Upon-Thames (30 mins from London Waterloo), and work on a hybrid model, with time split between working from home and coming together in the office. We regularly evolve our benefits, listed below are some of the benefits we currently offer: Competitive London Salary Company bonus scheme Flexible working (split between home & office) Private Health Insurance Wellbeing allowance (to use on various subscriptions incl. gym) Company-wide wellbeing programme Personal, Team & Company Social allowances Training programme Social activities (Summer / Christmas parties (and some in-between)) Cycle to Work scheme 25 days holiday + 2 half-day Flexi-days 4.30 pm finish on Fridays Mindful of work/life balance
Are we for you? Are you passionate about our specialist sectors of Automotive, Sports and/or Technology? We work with a diverse portfolio of clients including everything from established global businesses to start-ups and scale-ups. Our accounts range from providing support for UK and European operations to working at global level with head offices on international campaigns and programs. Our graduate roles provide an opportunity to experience all aspects of the business, from media and influencer relations to brand partnerships and content creation. You will also be able to take advantage of our in-house training and attend regular development workshops hosted by external speakers and industry experts. You will be assigned a buddy and a mentor to support and guide you. Buddies provide peer-level support during the important first few months while mentorship from one of the Account Directors will provide advice and guidance throughout your first year. Our graduate positions are full-time permanent positions and our philosophy of nurturing and developing talent means that your first step into the world of communications has the potential to provide long-term career progression. We ask that you have a good academic record, be expecting an honours degree and possess a keen interest in – and passion for – communications. In an ideal world, you will have completed a work placement within the industry, but this is not essential. Your attitude is every bit as important as your academic qualifications. Performance Communications has a reputation for delivering attention-grabbing and innovative campaigns – the world’s biggest zorb, the UK’s largest sand drawing, and a hotel suspended 250ft above the O2 require creativity – so a ‘can do’ attitude and a proactive mindset are essential. Does that sound like you? Interested? Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you would be a great addition to our team, to: email@example.com Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash
More about the role You’ll be working on a number of truly iconic car brands Have the opportunity to come up with creative ideas that you’ll then help bring to life Work with team members and clients who like to challenge the status quo Have the trust to lead and build a talented team of account executives and account managers Be able to develop yourself, and others around you too Have the opportunity to do some incredibly cool work Reporting to the Associate Director, you will lead and manage the day-to-day smooth running of a number of high-profile consumer car brand accounts. You will be the main port of call for your clients and responsible for the team’s overall creative output, ensuring all work is delivered to the highest possible standard. You will lead and execute large-scale campaigns, through to smaller creative ideas. You won’t be doing this alone, though, you’ll have a team around you to help you deliver great work for your clients. What we’re looking for Required Experience in successfully leading and managing multiple accounts Excellent client management skills Media contacts Proven track record of delivering integrated campaigns (PESO) Creative skills to come up with ideas that generate earned media coverage in a variety of media sectors Love coming up with story ideas Project management skills Strong press release writing and a flexible writing style, adapting to different client needs, TOV’s and outputs Time management – the ability to logically plan, develop and execute plans, using the strengths of a team to ensure optimal delivery An ability to manage and nurture a team Budget management Worked with video productions companies, videographers, designers etc to create content Creativity – ability to think big and bring creative inputs to even the smallest tasks Ability to build strong relationships – internally / clients / media / social influencers etc Desired but not essential Agency experience Experience within the automotive industry Knowledge and experience of digital PR campaigns Some of the benefits we offer We don’t just look at what you can bring to us. We look at what we can bring to you. Whether that be through internal or external training to help you develop, or programmes and initiatives to support your wellbeing through our wellbeing strategy, Thrive, your development and wellbeing is important to us. Listed below are some of the benefits we currently offer, we say currently because we are always evolving them via employee feedback obtained through our regular staff survey: Competitive London Salary Company wide wellbeing programme (Thrive) includes a: £250 well-being allowance Employee Assistance Programme, which offers access to therapy, guidance around diet, gym, meditation and career coaching as well as discounts on high street chains Personal, Team & Company Social allowances Flexible working (split between home & office) Monthly internal training sessions Private Healthcare Walks and runs by the beautiful River Thames Social activities (Summer / Christmas parties (and some in-between)) Cycle to Work scheme 25 days holiday + 2 half-day flexi-days 4.30 pm finish on Fridays Interested? Please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a great addition to our team, to: firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash