Public Relations Manager

🔭 Our mission & vision

Our mission is simple. We want every working person globally to have complete financial freedom by giving them power over their pay.

Power over pay means the ability to instantly access, track, save and manage earned wages. We want to transform people's lives and the organisations they work for.

Job Description

The Company:

Wagestream is on a mission to bring better financial wellbeing to frontline workers.

We partner with some of the world’s most famous employers, like Pizza Express, Hilton and the UK’s National Health Service, to give their teams access to fairer financial services - all built around flexible pay. Almost a million people can now choose how often they’re paid, track their shifts and earnings, start saving, use budgeting tools, get free financial coaching, and access fairer financial products. All in one financial wellbeing super-app.

Wagestream is unique: VC-backed and growing at scale-up pace, but with a social conscience. The UK’s leading financial charities and impact funds were our founding investors, and we operate on a social charter - which means every product we build has to improve financial health and reduce the $5.6bn ‘premium’ lower-income earners pay for financial services each year.

You’d be joining a team of 100 talented, ambitious people, growing in Europe, Australia and the USA, building a category-leading fintech product and all united by that same mission.

The Opportunity:

This is a chance to establish and protect the reputation of a game-changing fintech.

We’re building a new fintech category that changes the way half of the world’s workforce are banked. But we’re also accountable to financial charities and a social charter, and we proactively encourage our wider sector to protect the interests of overlooked, underserved consumers.

Your mission will be to support both sides of that journey, telling our story through a growing network of media and analyst stakeholders.

The Team:

You’ll help shape a growing Strategic Communications team, and work closely with our senior leadership team as well as domain experts in financial wellbeing, impact and inclusion. You’ll also be able to call on a broader team of marketing specialists, spanning content, brand and creative, digital marketing, customer and partner marketing.

What will you be doing?:

You’ll build and lead a media/analyst relations strategy that supports our growth in two ways:

Building the category: developing relationships with key analyst firms, ensuring they understand financial wellbeing and advocate the role of employer-banking in driving it
Establishing a global leader: building a growing network of media contacts who understand financial exclusion and champion Wagestream’s role in tackling it
You could be the person for us, if you have:

6-8 years of public relations experience - including financial services/fintech, social impact and the charity sector, or both
A strong, established network of contacts across broadcast, national and trade media
Proven experience of managing analyst relations programmes that shape the narrative for an emerging category or sector
A good grasp of data-driven storytelling
A T-shaped skillset, with deep media and analyst relations expertise, but a broader understanding of marketing and communications
An audience-agnostic skillset, with experience across B2B and B2C
Experience of crisis and issues management

Working Policy:
We operate a hybrid policy with a requirement of two days a week in the office

£45,000 - 60,000 + Equity

A £250 "home office allowance" to buy anything to get your home office comfortable
State of the art, brand new equipment - from Apple MacBook Pros, 34" curved monitors and Wagestream Swag!
We'll help you manage your busy lifestyle with flexible working opportunities; most of the team work "core hours" to allow touchpoints with their team, but we also make sure you have the time to pick the kids up at 3pm, or go for that mid-morning run to boost your productivity. We want you to have the best of both worlds
We offer 25 days annual leave in addition to public holidays (up to 5 day rollover), as well as flexible time off allowances for any ad-hoc childcare/family/caring needs
We offer 12 weeks paid maternity leave and up to 4 weeks paid paternity leave for employees with over 12 months service
We will support you with your career endeavours: you'll have access to our learning partner platform - SkillerWhale
We want to invest in you financially, so we have a pension scheme with Aviva
If you love cycling as much as we do, keep yourself physically fit with our Evans Cycles Ride to Work scheme
And after a long weeks' work, join us in undoing it all - with membership to The Wine Society. (They also do gin and beer!)
We want everyone to achieve "zen mastery" with a free subscription to Calm — work can be stressful and we want to help you switch off
For the days when meditation isn't enough, you'll have access to Spill - free mental health support on the go.
And the best benefit of all... Free access to the Wagestream service - naturally

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