PR Communications Manager (12 month FTC)

Marketing & Communications London, United Kingdom


Who are we?

We want to help small businesses win. That’s why we’re here.

We connect small business owners to investors – to create jobs, help families and power economies – because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help them get the finance they need to thrive, creating thousands of jobs as they drive the economy forward.

So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £13.7 billion in 171,000 loans to 122,000 small business owners. In a single year, we unlocked 100,000 jobs and contributed £7.2 billion to the UK economy. There’s never been a better time to join!

Be part of the team that changes everything. Let’s build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever.

We are looking for an experienced Communications Manager to join our fun, fast-paced Communications & Policy team on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave, but with the potential that a full-time role may become available in the future.

This person will drive communications and content across a wide range of channels - with a particular focus on our small business borrowers and media audiences - to build customer understanding and awareness of our products and services. We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude who has a thirst for knowledge and an eagle eye for the details. If you’re a fast learner, great copywriter and team player, keep reading!


What you will be doing:

  • Drive the UK service communications strategy for product announcements / launches and service updates, including messaging for customer-facing teams (Sales & Service, Collections and Recoveries).
  • Deliver a media relations programme (including press releases, launches, research, sell ins) that raises Funding Circle’s profile as a small business expert, resulting in a regular drum beat of news in key media outlets.
  • Create and identify new ways of telling the Funding Circle story to the media - for example, using our technology and innovation to power small business and the economy.
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists to ensure Funding Circle remains top-of-mind.
  • Work with the team to develop and land messaging for core audiences that increases visibility and advances our position as the leading small business loan platform. 


It would be great if you are/have:

  • Experienced in customer communications and PR - with a minimum of 4-5 years’ experience, ideally within an agency or high growth company.
  • Passion for developing proactive and reactive communication strategies and drafting appropriate messaging, with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience in launching new products to market and engaging multiple stakeholder audiences.
  • The drive to work quickly and under pressure in a fast-paced environment, within a small team.
  • The ability to work with stakeholders across the business to identify innovative and distinctive story ideas and place them in key media outlets


Why should you join us?  

We’re gearing up for our biggest chapter yet – and it’s being driven by all of our Circlers. 

We think of ourselves as the career launchpad. A place to develop yourself, fast. Real work. Real experience. Real opportunities to collect skills. Think big remits and huge ownership to make great things happen. 

Yes, it’s target-driven and high-octane – but we like to play hard too. That’s what makes us, us. Our vibrant culture is built around potential and creating a place where you can really be you. We keep it agile and open. All voices heard. Because we believe great ideas come from everywhere. 

If you show skill and are willing, we’ll back you all the way. This is the place for you to build something incredible.  


It’s in our differences that we find our strengths.

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better. We particularly encourage applications from applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. We welcome applicants who may want to work flexibly. 


Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.