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We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Communications Executive to join our small, award winning, communications team. Reporting to the Media Relations & Communications Manager, you will support the Horticultural Trades Association in its role as the ‘voice of the industry’.

This varied and exciting role will see the successful applicant building relationships with trade, national and specialist media and our partner organisations to continue to promote our reputation as the voice of ornamental horticulture.

Within the role you will develop communications campaigns for key strategic issues for the HTA, alongside producing content to support your own campaigns and others, drafting copy for media releases, responding to media queries and actively seeking opportunities to further the exposure of horticulture within the media.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Proven experience of delivering PR campaigns in support of wider organisational objectives;
  • An understanding of the need to be flexible around emerging issues;
  • To be an effective communicator with the ability to influence;
  • Have good planning and organisational skills, a high degree of accuracy and an eye for detail.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work alongside an extremely dedicated group of people within an exciting and vibrant organisation. Our benefits include pension, life assurance, health cash plan and discounted National Garden Gift Vouchers.

About HTA

2020 created new gardeners and the HTA campaign to ensure garden centres were classed as essential retailers throughout the COVID-19 restrictions has increased the profile of the horticultural industry.

The HTA have 1500 members which include garden retailers, growers, landscapers and suppliers to the garden industry. As one of the largest membership organisations the HTA have run the National Garden Gift scheme since 1962, this provides consumers with a UK wide scheme encouraging both new and existing gardeners to visit garden centres and retail nurseries.

The HTA lobby and campaign on behalf of our members within the horticulture industry and provide a whole range of member services including, business solutions, events, market information and learning & development.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 5:00pm on Wednesday 17th March 2021