UK & EMEA Head of Communications
40 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JA

Company Description

Publicis Groupe UK is a marketing and digital transformation business made up of 5,000 talented and versatile people with expertise in media, creative, influence, technology and data, working across 21 agencies.

Publicis Groupe UK creative agencies include Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Digitas, Leo Burnett and Publicis•Poke. Also, within the stable are PR agencies MSL and Kekst CNC and sustainability consultancy, Salterbaxter. Publicis Media is home to Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry as well as specialist practices PMX, Performics, Publicis Sport & Entertainment and Publicis Content, providing expertise across media strategy, investment, data and technology.

Langland, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Digitas Health serve clients across health and wellness, science and medicine. They combine expertise across advertising and branding, clinical trial experience, data and analytics, technology, medical strategy and education and public relations and policy. 

At the core of Publicis Groupe’s data and technology offering sits Epsilon which provides personalisation at scale through CORE-ID, its proprietary data tech platform.

Publicis Sapient is the business transformation arm of Publicis Groupe, marrying technology, data sciences and business consulting with engineering and creativity, it helps clients transform digitally.

Publicis Groupe UK clients include BT, McDonald’s, ASDA, Tesco, L’Oreal, P&G, Kellogg’s, VW UK, Reckitts Benckiser, Samsung and Disney among others, encompassing six of the UK’s top 10 advertisers.

Employees share a common purpose, consistent ways of working and a financial structure that encourages collaboration.

In 2015 Publicis Groupe introduced the Power of One. Simplifying the traditional agency structure, the model removes silos between agencies and disciplines to put clients’ needs at the heart of the structure.

Publicis Groupe UK has offices in Chancery Lane, Television Centre in White City, Baker Street, Turnmills in Farringdon, Windsor, Teddington and Dublin, and people based in Edinburgh.  Publicis Groupe has a presence in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 84,000 people worldwide.

Our Commitment
As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 


Job Description

This is a new role due to an internal promotion, and a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to join a well-established communications team for the UK, and an emerging comms team for EMEA to help shape the strategy and build systems and processes for comms across the fast-growing region.

We’re looking for a communications leader with experience in reputation management across a range of sectors and comfortable working into senior stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead internal communications for Publicis Groupe UK, collaborating with the internal comms manager on innovative strategies.
  • Direct external communications initiatives, partnering with the external comms manager.
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders from across the business to build trust and demonstrate the value of communications.
  • Develop a strategic approach to media engagement, corporate announcements, and speaker platforms.
  • Manage issues collaboratively, offering strategic counsel and updates to stakeholders.
  • Foster relationships with top tier and relevant trade journalists, ensuring strong media connections.
  • Improve systems and processes, identifying new ways to do things, constantly striving for excellence and efficiency and oversee reporting and evaluation for activity.


  • A track record in developing and delivering impactful communications strategies with tangible results and providing strategic counsel to senior clients or stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking – someone who’s not afraid to roll their sleeves up, a natural communicator with exceptional influencing skills, highly organised with experience of working in-house in complex organisations, or working in an agency environment, managing several clients.
  • Have a good news instinct, able to identifies opportunities, come up with new ideas and able to manage issues.
  • Ideally, have experience working in the advertising industry or adjacent sectors.

Please see the full job description here and apply to discuss further with a member of our talent acquisition team.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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