London, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh or Manchester


At Max Fordham our business is the creative, innovative, and elegant design of building services within the construction industry. We work on a rich variety of projects across all building sectors, with offices in Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London and Manchester. Our portfolio includes award winning internationally renowned landmark buildings, exemplars of sustainable design and a diverse mix of carefully crafted buildings


The PR Manager plays a crucial role in maintaining and strengthening the practice’s outstanding external profile in designing low-energy, sustainable, and beautiful buildings.

Working with the Communications Director and with the support of the Communications Team, this important role is focused on creating engaging written content, for a variety of uses, to enhance the positioning and reputation of the practice.

The role involves working effectively with brilliant people who have an excellent story to tell, but may have a more limited understanding of the importance of communications and PR.

You will also help to supervise and develop the skills and knowledge of the other Communications Team members and will be involved in sharing news of our successes with the practice internally.

This role can be based in any of our offices.

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote our impressive portfolio of projects, talented and creative people, and innovative ideas
  • Build strong relationships internally with the most senior members of the practice across our five offices
  • Build strong relationships with journalists and the PR representatives of our collaboratorsWork with our external PR agency to consider, research and target PR opportunities
  • Liaise with engineers and external PR representatives to draft press releases and articles
  • Liaise with journalists to secure opportunities and coordinate our input
  • Manage and produce content for our social media channels: Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Manage and produce content for our website: project write-ups, news items and blog posts
  • Understand and be aware of sensitivities relating to confidentiality of projects and designs


We’re looking for an experienced PR professional with a strong understanding of best practice in PR and communications. A demonstrable interest in buildings and their design is essential. Experience in a similar role within a design or construction-related firm would be an advantage.

You will be an enthusiastic and creative writer and have exemplary written and verbal skills. You’ll combine strong organisational skills with drive and enthusiasm for planning and managing your own deadlines, time and workload.

The successful candidate will be diligent, conscientious and resourceful. They will relish new challenges and be determined to see a task through to its conclusion. Being a team-player, having a flexible approach, and being willing to assist colleagues are all essential to the way we work.

If you share our enthusiasm and passion for the built environment and are keen to make a difference by helping to publicise the work that we do, then we would love to hear from you.

We will consider applications on either a full-time or part-time basis (minimum 3 days per week equivalent).


  • Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge driven environment
  • An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
  • Opportunities for involvement in business-running activities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive pay and employee bonus
  • Future opportunities for Partnership
  • Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
  • Max Fordham Pension Scheme
  • Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay


£35,000 - £45,000 per annum, dependent on experience (salary pro-rata if part time).


Monday 10th October 2022

How to Apply

This position is available for an immediate start.

If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world.

Please use this link to apply.

If you have any additional queries, please contact Anya Hadden at You will also need to demonstrate how you are eligible to work in the UK.