Communications Specialist

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Raytheon UK

Job Title: Communications Specialist

Req ID: 183230BR

Location(s): Flexible, including work from home options.

Summary of Role

Reporting to the Head of Business Communications, this post holder will be responsible for planning and execution of communications campaigns, providing counsel to business area executives, using multiple platforms and tactics to tell a Raytheon Technologies story and liaising with targeted members of the media and third party stakeholders. This role will be responsible for press liaison and ensuring the campaigns have the assets, media training and materials they need for execution.

The role will require the ability to travel across the UK as needed.

This role is a good stepping stone for someone wanting to enter a managerial role, gaining experience of campaign led communications. Background should have experience with media or been involved with campaigns.

Main Duties

  • Championing strategic relationships with key business stakeholders across the company, including functions and business areas
  • Responsible for leading the development and execution of business campaign plans to support key business area pursuits and initiatives across the defence, aerospace, cyber and commercial markets
  • Leading the development of corporate social responsibility campaign plans to support our initiatives across armed forces charities, STEM and community programmes in coordination with Forward Steps
  • Preparing executives for media engagements and key events
  • Proactively engaging external stakeholders, including end users and third-party stakeholders in support of key business area campaigns to tell our story
  • Support to the digital and social media storytelling through the creation of original feature articles, videos, photographs, etc.
  • Developing key messages, talking points, speeches and news releases

Candidate Requirements


  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing strategic communications plans.
  • Proactive & creative mind with the ability to pull together team resources for maximum impact campaigns.
  • Proven media relations experience (can be trade specific/ national/ local).
  • An individual who thrives on campaign planning and achieving results
  • A driven, competent networker who has demonstrated networking capabilities in their chosen field e.g. UK government departments, government agencies or technology sector experience is a plus
  • Ability to develop relationships at all levels of an organisation and across functions.
  • Self-sufficient with the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of the technology industry, defence, aerospace or related industry is an advantage for this role.
  • Confident in preparing executives for media engagements.
  • Confident communicator who can develop key messages, talking points, speeches and news releases.


  • Communications specialist or journalist
  • Technology sector background
  • Campaigning background
  • Media / Fundraising / Corporate communications
  • Degree in a relevant subject, i.e. Communications, Organisational Communications, Psychology or Marketing related disciplines.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities .
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women’s Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RayPride and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,
Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.

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