Corporate Affairs & Partnerships Lead

City:  London
Country/Region:  GB
Application Deadline:  0

Corporate Affairs & Partnerships Lead

Contract: Permanent

Location: Hybrid working model with a Central London office


The main purpose of this role is to drive brand credibility and trust through the UK corporate comms strategy. This role will report into the UK Marketing Director.


About Pandora

The largest jewellery company in the world, we give a voice to millions of people’s loves every day. We sell three pieces of our hand-crafted jewellery every second and have the largest network in the industry, with almost 7,000 points of sale around the globe and a strong online business.

We pursue sustainability in everything we do and have set ambitious and measurable targets across every touchpoint of our business, from sourcing through to the materials we use and the marketing of our products. 


Our People

Our global workforce is made up of over 26,000 passionate people who, in 2021, helped Pandora record the highest earnings to date, led by a refreshed long-term growth strategy. The pace of our progress has created an energising, ambitious culture, where we are empowered to be ourselves and equipped to deliver our very best. As we continue to grow, we also continue to invest in our talent. We’re looking for people who share our values and can help us bring our ambitions to life.   


What to expect from the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for building and executing the UK corporate press strategy. As the lead contact for all UK trade and business press, the candidate will pitch and secure editorial coverage in key corporate titles.

Outside of the traditional press responsibilities, this position will also play a leading role in developing and executing both charity and strategic partnerships, helping to shape Pandora’s reputation as a responsible business and bringing our brand message to life.


  • Strategy: Build and execute the UK corporate comms strategy in line with the Global Earned Media strategy and BRIS 3 year plan.
  • Corporate Communications: Lead contact for all financial and trade press. Work closely with Global Corporate Comms to build Pandora’s reputation in key business titles via pro-active news pitching, profile pieces and commentary.
  • Crisis Management: Work closely with Global Corporate Comms for all crisis management and reactive statements.
  • Internal Spokespeople: As we increase our voice on issues that impact our brand and our consumers, such as sustainability and empowerment, we seek to enhance our presence both at industry events and other relevant forums. The candidate will be responsible for developing a roster of Pandora spokespeople whose expertise and experience add to the conversation, whilst acting as ambassadors for our values, ethics and beliefs.
  • Charity & Strategic Partnerships: Lead all UK brand partnerships incl. charity collaborations and partnerships with NGOs, industry bodies and so on. Responsible for selecting and contracting partners, in addition day to day running of all associated activities.
  • Brand Messaging: Our brand messaging is at the heart of both our PR and wider Marketing strategy. The successful candidate will need to ensure our brand narrative is driven forward in an authentic and meaningful way through strategic partnerships, editorial coverage and speaking opportunities. The candidate will need to build a strong collaborative relationship with the PR Manager to ensure consistency across both consumer and corporate.
  • Employee Advocacy: work with UK HR and Sales teams to engage our 3000 team members, ensuring all individuals play a part in building our brand message.
  • Internal Communications: Work with HR team to support the preparation of both internal and external comms.
  • Cross-Functional Working: Work closely with UK Marketing, Global PR, and Corporate Comms teams.


What we’re looking for

  • Education: degree level or equivalent.
  • Corporate Comms Experience: 6 years+ experience in corporate communications, ideally within a large retailer. The candidate should be able to demonstrate solid relationships with journalists and showcase coverage results.
  • Agility: This is an independent role which reports into the Marketing Director, but with very close contact with the Global Corporate Comms team. As such, the candidate should be confident in quick decision making and be able to move efficiently in a crisis. The candidate should be able to make appropriate recommendations  based on both local and global needs.
  • Copywriting: The candidate should be an experienced copywriter who is able to draft corporate press releases, reactive statements and so on.


  • Partner Relations: experience of working with commercial and charity partners.
  • Ability to work under pressure: often to tight deadlines and able to make quick, informed decisions along the way.  
  • Discretion: the candidate should show discretion in handling sensitive information.
  • Positive mindset: a positive team player who is happy to multi-task and support the wider team when needed.
  • Organisation: accuracy and attention to detail is key. The candidate must be able to demonstrate thoroughness when drafting comms, briefing in partners and speaking with press.
  • Excellent communication skills: both internally and externally, with all relevant stakeholders
  • A leader: who takes initiative and makes the role their own. Someone who is not afraid to hit the ground running
  • Media Training: The candidate should feel comfortable briefing executive leaders ahead of media interviews, in addition to providing sound guidance and support in the preparation of both external and internal communications.


Why work with us?

We offer a number of unique benefits that make Pandora a great place to work:

  • A highly competitive salary with regular salary reviews
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Early finish Fridays (weekends with Pandora start every Friday at 3pm!)
  • 55% employee discount
  • Jewellery allowance
  • WFH allowance
  • Free office-day lunch credits
  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Buy/sell holiday options
  • Celebrate your birthday with a day off!
  • Join our Employee Wellbeing Centre – including access to; Employee Assistance Programme, ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme, gym discounts and more . . .
  • Winniperks - Our online benefits platform with plentiful retail, hospitality and entertainment discounts
  • At Pandora we love a party! Especially at Christmas, when you will receive an extra special gift.

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