Great people make great work

It’s our team of creative and strategic communicators who help our clients to achieve their goals.

Richard Astle


Rachel Wild

Managing Director

Ryan Hyman

Director Of Public Relations and Education

Faith Chalmers

Finance Manager

Fay Dempsey

Communications Executive

Sam Ladds

Education PR Manager

Clare Burnell

PR Account Manager

Claire Grant

PR Manager

Bethan Griffiths


Natasha Parkinson

PR & Marketing Executive

Shannon Wells

Senior Account Executive

Mark Pearson

Digital PR Lead

Poppy Arthurton


What makes Athene?

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Throwing out 
the 9-to-5

No offence to her royal highness Dolly Parton but we’re throwing out the ‘9 to 5’ rule book and choosing what work looks like for us. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, we work flexibly at times that support our productivity and wellbeing.
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United by a sense 
of community

We volunteer, fundraise, donate and advocate for our communities in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. From small changes to make our lives kinder to the planet to gifting our time as governors to support local schools, our passion for our work shines both inside and outside of the office.

CPD… it’s easy 
as 1, 2, 3

There’s nothing the Athene team love more than an inspiring webinar, a helpful podcast, or an insightful training session. We’re continually developing our practice, keeping up with industry news and honing our skills.

What’s in it for me?

Four and a half 
day week

Get that haircut booked, pick up the kids, or just get down the pub on a Friday afternoon. We give you time to live your life.

Hybrid working 
and flexibility

Work should work for you. Alongside our hybrid approach, you get an extra day of annual leave for your birthday and Christmas!

Regular team socials

From strawberries and cream watching Wimbledon, to team meals and Christmas outings – we make space for fun.

Coffee and 
snacks on tap!

Sometimes creativity requires stimulation. We promise an (un)healthy supply of caffeine and sugar (in fruit and chocolate forms)

Feel like you’d be a great fit?

If you’re interested in joining our talented team, drop us a message and introduce yourself.