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Murray McIntosh is delighted to partner again with a leading trade association in London this time on the search for a Speechwriter.

The purpose of this Speechwriter role is to write major addresses, brief remarks, talking points and other verbal and written comms for the President, Trustee Board, Director-General, and senior team as required. This is a part-time position usually based in their central London office, though there is opportunity for flexible working.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage speechwriting needs, liaising with regions and others to ensure engaging, relevant content and alignment with Business Plan priorities.
  • Provide advice on speeches and effective messaging to those requiring speeches
  • Work effectively with the policy team and communications team so that speechwriting plans are joined up with wider communications strategies
  • Liaise with the relevant Executive Assistants to understand schedules, expected length and topics for upcoming speaking engagements
  • Engage with customers to understand style and preferences for speeches and other comms written in their voice
  • Writing speeches and other comms as required
  • Co-ordinating and supporting speechwriting with colleagues running events where they have asked for a senior representative to speak
  • Writing and editing copy in the voice of senior representatives, such as forewords and quotes
  • Ensuring the delivery of high quality and appropriate speeches and presentations for senior representatives
  • Understand the organisations external positions and comms messaging so you can communicate key messages clearly, accurately and creatively
  • Manage the process to receive feedback on speeches, sometimes from multiple internal stakeholders
  • Manage a forward schedule of regular speeches

What we are looking for:

You will have significant experience of speechwriting for senior professionals and managing relationships with key stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • Experience in creating presentations and other material for verbal delivery
  • Strong storytelling skills in how to shape a compelling speech
  • Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to tailor messages to the right audiences
  • Ability to lead senior executives through the speechwriting process, providing sound counsel and guidance
  • Ability to focus and manage time effectively under tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of national politics and global current affairs

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Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

Consultant - Policy Public Affairs & Comms

0118 438 1007
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