Entry Level
PR & Events Coordinator
Sewell Group

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2021

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Location: Sewell Group Head Office, Geneva Way, Leads Road, Hull, HU7 0DG

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

About our company;

Sewell Group has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1876, leading the way in core business areas; Investments, Projects, Construction, Safety, Health & Environment, Facilities and Fuel & Convenience Retailing.

Sewell is recognised as a 3 star ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’, living the core philosophy of ‘a great place to work and a great company to deal with’, with customers and communities at its heart.

The Professional Services Team (PST) works across the portfolio of companies that form part of Sewell, providing Finance, People (Human Resources), Communications, Information Technology and Health, Safety & Environmental support, advice and guidance.

For more information on Sewell, visit www.sewell-group.co.uk

Role Overview

We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic PR and Events Coordinator to join our growing Communications Team to develop and deliver the Group’s PR strategies. Working with the Head of Communications, you’ll be responsible for crafting creative and engaging copy for a range of PR, digital and internal comms channels. With a passion for copy writing for a range of diverse audiences, you’ll understand the role of PR in the wider comms and marketing mix and be able to demonstrate its value from a strategic business perspective. Working in a fast-paced environment, you’ll also work on planning and delivering exciting events, both for internal and external audiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading PR and events activity across the Group’s 11 brands
  • Copy writing for various collateral, digital channels, awards submissions and press releases
  • Coordinating community engagement and consultation events
  • Reporting on media coverage and its effectiveness, including social/digital value and customer feedback
  • Creation of digital and social media campaigns to complement PR activity
  • Coordinating internal communications activity and newsletters
  • Working with suppliers, including photographers, film makers and event providers
  • Maintaining positive relationships with clients, internal customers and stakeholders
  • Support the Head of Communications and Directors as necessary to meet the marketing and communications needs of the business


Skills and Attributes

As well as exhibiting the Sewell Behaviours of being Positive, Professional, Team and Customer Focused with a mentality for Doing the Right Thing, the successful person will have the following:-


  • Full Driving Licence, valid in the UK and own transport.
  • A love of words and crafting engaging content that makes an impact
  • Energy, drive and a hunger for delivering results
  • Experience in copy writing and/or PR in a commercial environment is essential
  • Event planning and coordination experience
  • Ability to plan and manage campaigns/events from start to finish, including timescales and budgets
  • Excellent copy writing skills across a range of channels and audiences
  • Your written and verbal communication skills will be in constant use, so it’s essential you’re a good communicator and can develop strong relationships across the business
  • A ‘hands on’ and proactive approach will be key, as will your organisational skills and ability to prioritise a variety of tasks
  • You’ll need a positive and professional attitude and be smart in appearance
  • Have the ability to work as a team member in a busy and fast paced working environment
  • A positive approach to learning, development and progression
  • Have a flexible outlook towards hours worked
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence and own transport


  • Experience of running virtual events

Sewell is an equal opportunities employer, recruiting within the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, as an employer and in the delivery of our products and services.

As a committed safe employer, an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check will be carried out for the successful candidate of this role.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Up to 20% Annual Bonus Opportunity
  • Sewell store discount
  • Access to thousands of highstreet retail discounts
  • Free use of the 'Tommy Coyle Academy' Gyms

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