We’re hiring a Communications Executive!
Posted by Amelia Spanton on 11 August 2023

 

We are looking for a Communications Executive to join our growing team at Hey Me!  

  • Salary – £18,000 – £23,000 pro rata salary (dependent on experience) 
  • Working pattern – Part-time or full-time available  
  • Location – Hybrid – York / Yorkshire + remote working 

To Apply – please email a CV and cover letter to the Hey Me team via office@heyme.co.uk. 

Photo of desk with notebooks and Hey Me business cards.

 

This exciting new role will involve maintaining Hey Me’s social media, website content, and other marketing and PR activities.  

It will also involve working on client projects, including client social media management, and supporting the relevant manager with copywriting, proofreading, and other communications and business administration activities.  

We are looking for a diligent candidate with initiative and creativity, who will spark new ideas and can work efficiently and to client briefs. 

We are also looking for a friendly, personable individual who will support the rest of the team to excel to the best of their ability. 

 

Meet Hey Me 

Amy Jeffs, Managing Director, Founder, and Communications Consultant, established communications consultancy Hey Me in 2017. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, operating within the following sectors: Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics, Transport, Research, Technology, Innovation, Tourism, Hospitality, Education, Business and Customer Support. 

Hey Me is comprised of a team of communications professionals led by Amy, and the role of Communications Executive will play an integral part of the business, working across all facets of the consultancy and clients.  

The role will be remote however, from time to time you may be required to attend client offices, the Hey Me Virtual office (or partner offices) or other locations for meetings. The Hey Me team endeavour to meet quarterly for face-to-face team meetings (locations will vary) and at least one of these will be residential. 

 

Why work at Hey Me?  

  • Hybrid working with most work carried out remotely alongside quarterly team meetings and occasional face-to-face internal/client meetings, where necessary
  • Flexible working pattern – we understand the need for a strong work/life balance, and this is a key ethos we have at Hey Me. If you have any personal commitments, we value these and can shape a working pattern that suits you best 
  • Mental health and wellbeing support 
  • Learning and development opportunities  
  • Opportunities to use coworking space monthly  
  • UK Pension Scheme 
  • We provide remote employees with the equipment they need to complete their work professionally and comfortably 
  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays pa pro rata 
  • Your birthday, or nearest working day gifted holiday 

 

Overview of Communications Executive Role 

Skills and experience needed: 

  • Relevant degree or qualification  
  • Marketing, social media, communications, and/or PR experience  
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent copywriting skills, long and short form  
  • Ability to use design software (e.g., Canva) 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in producing written materials  
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritise to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to work as both part of a team collaboratively and independently 
  • Enthusiasm to develop new marketing and design skills 
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel 

 
Communications Executive tasks include, but are not limited to the following: 

Hey Me Marketing, Communications and PR 

  • Writing new social media update copy  
  • Creating social content on Canva/ relevant design software 
  •  Scheduling social media content using built in scheduling or Buffer 
  •  Producing new ideas for content across Hey Me channels 
  • Writing and editing blogs on the Hey Me website that discuss developments in the communications industry 
  • Discussing ideas with the Hey Me team regarding the promotion of the company and its services 
  • Developing marketing plans for outreach to potential clients 
  • Assisting with idea generation and design of multimedia and graphics 
  • Producing analytics reports  
  • Assisting with other communications, marketing & PR tasks if required 
  • Research and organise attendance at relevant events for Hey Me 

Client Marketing, Communications and PR 

  • Working with manager to generate content ideas 
  • Supporting manager with copywriting and proofreading  
  • Producing monthly analytics reports using social media and web analytics (e.g., Google Analytics) 
  • Supporting in virtual client meetings (and in person where necessary) 
  • Monitor relevant trade and national press, and produce media monitoring reports for clients  
  • Support the senior Hey Me team with messaging and audit workshops, as and when required 
  • Research events and award suggestions for clients  

Business Administration 

Working with the Business Operations Manager and Managing Director to provide a wide range of clerical, administrative, technical and financial support to operational services including: 

  • Assist in organising and booking team meetings 
  • Support document control activities  
  • Help to prepare agendas and take minutes in meetings  

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to the Hey Me team via office@heyme.co.uk.  

“Since day one, Amy herself has fit seamlessly into our team, understanding the message we want to convey and the audiences we want to reach. Her upfront audit was invaluable in helping us internally hone our common voice, which has demonstrated itself in the consistency of the content we put out as a brand and as individuals within the company. Behind the scenes, Amy has instinctively adopted our internal communication methods (Slack, SharePoint) and works closely with our in-house graphic design team to ensure our graphics and copy are in sync.” Lucy Prior MBE - previously from 3Squared 2021
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I met Amy a few years ago at a Young Rail Professionals event and was able to provide her with an opportunity to manage the comms on a major alliance which she flourished at. Soon after she started, Marie came along to provide HR support across the multiple businesses. It seems only natural that being as dynamic and knowledge as they are, they are looking to work together on this new venture, which I am sure will be a huge success.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston

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