Consultant: Public Relations: Group Brand
Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
5d ago

Who are we?

Sanlam was established as a life insurance company in South Africa but has since transformed into a diversified financial services group that operates across the African continent, India, Malaysia and selected developed markets, with listings on the Johannesburg, A2X and Namibian stock exchanges.

In 2018 the Group celebrated its centenary as well as 20 years since demutualisation and listing in South Africa and Namibia.

Sanlam is one of the 50 largest internationally active insurance groups in the world with a presence in 43 countries and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent.

The Group's four business clusters (Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets and Santam) house the Group's business operations.

The Group provides strategic direction and support to the four clusters, assisting them in realising their strategies and meeting their business objectives.

The Group Office is responsible for governance and for the Group's centralised functions, which include : Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management, Strategy, Human Resources, Market Development and Brand Services.

What will you do?

The public relations consultant will be responsible for assisting the Head of Group PR in building and maintaining a favourable public image for the company, as well as building strong relationships with its clients.

This includes generating pro-active, positive, earned media coverage and opportunities by developing and executing effective communications and public relations programs and stakeholder relations.

Exceptional writing, editing and very strong project management skills are non-negotiables for this role.

Public relations is all about taking care of proactive reputation. The work of a Public Relations Officer (PRO) involves planning, organising and conducting activities that will have a positive impact on the company's reputation, policies, products and services and gaining public attention.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Managing all Group brand advertorials
  • Building relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Identifying unsolicited PR opportunities
  • Co-ordinate group publicity campaigns (working with Group Office and BU leads, through amongst others, strong media contacts and professional writing and providing support on PR strategies and tactical PR campaigns
  • Media relations build, maintain, enhance
  • Editing and writing selected communiqués
  • Writing media releases, speeches, content generation (feature articles, thought leadership articles, etc.) briefing docs, etc.
  • Collaborating with Group social media team to leverage PR opportunities
  • Leveraging of all external PR activities to internal Sanlam stakeholders
  • Monitor, analyse and communicate PR results on a daily basis
  • Maintaining professional client relationships
  • Managing status reports, activity schedules and monthly PR reports
  • Collaborating with personnel of Brand, Marketing and Communications across the business
  • Devising and coordinating photo opportunities
  • Updating PR related news and messages on the company’s website
  • Cluster support guidance / direction; alignment of communication
  • Generate media monitoring and analysis reports
  • Evaluation and measurement of all PR efforts to ascertain value
  • Assisting Head of PR with projects, campaigns and building a positive profile.
  • Qualification and Experience Degree or Diploma with 8 years related experience. Knowledge and Skills Corporate CommunicationsPublic RelationsReporting and AdministrationQuality, compliance and accreditationBusiness Process Personal Attributes Interpersonal savvy - Contributing through othersDecision quality - Contributing through othersPlans and aligns - Contributing through othersOptimises work processes - Contributing through others Build a successful career with us

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future your career, your personal development and of achieving great things.

    We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies Cultivates innovation - Contributing through othersCustomer focus - Contributing through othersDrives results - Contributing through othersCollaborates - Contributing through othersBeing resilient - Contributing through others Turnaround time

    The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

    Our commitment to transformation

    The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.

    The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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