One of my CIPR students has just circulated details of a job vacancy with the Visit Surrey Partnership. What’s interesting about the position is that it doesn’t mention PR at all, but is clearly a role that is all about public relations (although the job description title is sub-regional manager).
The focus is entirely on developing successful relationships with a “diverse range of stakeholders” and skills include “excellent diplomacy, persuasion and presentation skills”.
If you think PR is all about media relations, you might not see this as a relevant career move – but I believe PR is more about promotion within a relationship perspective. So this is a PR job – just a shame it doesn’t say so.