Group Communications Officer

Job Title: Group Communications Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stafford
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Start Date: 2019-03-25 00:00:00
Reference: ALE/TP/41/4899
Contact Name: Kay Sproulle
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 25, 2019 17:12

Job Description

As Global Communications Officer your role is critical in supporting the growth of the business globally.  You will do this by working with the broad range of media channels available to raise the profile of ALE, fully leveraging the incredibly diverse range of work that we are involved in and the locations where we work.

You will have no shortage of good content – your challenge will be to capture and adapt what can be highly technical work to ensure it best communicates the unique benefits ALE brings to its clients.

Your copywriting skills will be tested on a daily basis; your ability to adapt content quickly to successfully meet the demands of owned, earned and paid media will be essential. You will also line manage the Group PR Assistant to achieve this.

This role will require you to influence people in our businesses around the world – there will be the opportunity to travel globally. 

ALE is a business on an exciting journey, and is looking for like-minded dynamic self-starters who can take an opportunity and make it their own.  If you have the desire and commitment to deliver in a growing global business in a role with good scope for career development we want to hear from you.

Package description

Competitive salary and benefits package

Main responsibilities
  • Lead role in producing effective multimedia content aligned with marketing strategy, that has a measurable impact across all channels
  • Manage and maintain a content schedule to achieve the above, including PR material, case studies, white papers and video
  • Line management of Group PR Assistant
  • Develop a strong network both internally with ALE colleagues and externally with key media contacts to ensure the strongest content possible
  • Creating and selling in media stories to increase ALE’s visibility in its target markets
  • Monitoring of content performance across all channels, including trade media, social media and digital
  • Creating copy for PR material, digital channels, internal and external newsletters, award entries,  event presentations and marketing materials
  • Organising press events and supporting new product launches
  • Responsibility for crisis management communications plan design and execution.
Ideal candidate




  • Degree level qualification in English, marketing or science discipline


  • CIPR or CIM qualified



  • Awareness of construction, engineering and lifting/transport terminology



  • Demonstrable experience of producing high quality content across traditional and digital channels
  • Media management
  • Monitoring of content impact through tools such as Meltwater, SEMRush, Google Analytics or similar
  • Minimum 3 years experience in comparable role


  • Prior line management experience
  • A background working within technical B2B marketing 
  • Knowledge of the abnormal load engineering industry
  • Media network within relevant sector, eg heavy lifting, oil and gas and/or renewables industries



  • Copywriting
  • Word – Advanced
  • Excel – Intermediate


  • Excel – Advanced
  • PowerPoint – Intermediate
  • Video editing software



  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Team Work
  • Self-Management
  • Planning and Organising
  • Attention to detail


  • Ambitious
  • High levels of energy



  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Willingness to travel globally as part of role
About the company

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

ALE serve a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions. Our customers include the top global Engineering Procurement and Contracting companies (EPCs), oil and gas companies, NOCs, major infrastructure specialists, governments, ports and other contractors.

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 2,100 people in 40 businesses across the world.  The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out to new locations and sectors.