My client is a Global Technology Company who are looking for an experienced Internal Communications professional to join their UK team. It's a 12 month contract, paying up to £65 000/annu, pro rata, PAYE.
They are not a conventional company, and they don’t intend to become one. True, they share attributes with the world’s most successful organisations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as they continue to grow, they're committed to retaining a small-company feel.
The area: Communications
It's our job to help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders--and our own employees--about the benefits of our products, our distinctive company culture/values, and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. We are looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious people to join the team. To succeed here, you'll need to be able to combine creativity with the organisational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as enjoy pitching to all kinds of journalists, bloggers and commentators (we find it hard too!), or producing internal communications and events for our employees. Things happen quickly, and to get stuff done here you need to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn't frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things.
The role: Internal Communications Manager, London
As a member of the Global Communications & Public Affairs team, you will work cross-functionally to help communicate with employees; devise specific communications materials and campaigns based on understanding of their interests and our company vision and strategy; engage in face-to-face meetings with leadership teams; develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns; and counter misinformation that might interfere with our business and ability to serve our users. We're looking for great communicators who can understand complex issues and explain them in person and also via well written, simple blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.
You’ll be part of the Internal Communications team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), devising communications strategies to inform, educate and inspire London-based employees – to create an environment that engages them and helps them do their best work every day. As the Internal Communications manager for a major hub, you’ll support the Head of Internal Communications for EMEA by taking a lead on site communications for London, constantly thinking how you can contribute to the overall success of smaller communities in EMEA.
As the only Communications Manager based in London, you’ll need the confidence and ability to build strong networks and be effective working across multiple projects to tight deadlines. We’re looking for a creative and strategic lead, passionate about communications and our products, and able to thrive independently. As you’ll be working with senior executives from across the company, you need to be comfortable and confident interacting with them, providing valuable, data-driven insight and recommendations. If you’re also comfortable working with journalists and the media, there is the opportunity for this role to take a lead on external communications projects too.
- Develop strategies for communicating to employees in London using a range of channels, including live events, videos, written communication and more.
- Plan and execute events that help engage with our culture, such as organising talks with internal and external speakers, or “all-hands” events with visiting execs. In doing so, you’ll be contributing to what makes the London office such a great place to work.
- Build your network, taking a consultative approach to advise local executives, teams and functions on their communications and empower them to develop and promote their events and activities. Based in one of our major hubs, you will be the EMEA Internal Communications team specialist on site communications in EMEA, able to advise partners in other offices.
- BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, as demonstrated by published work or your YouTube Channel.
- Strong project management skills and ability to thrive working across multiple projects with tight deadlines.
- Ability to quickly build strong networks and interact with employees and executives with confidence, providing communications advice that reflects an understanding of their community or leadership style, as well as of the company.
- Team player who is always looking for ways to contribute to the success of the Internal Comms team, and can make a positive difference in high-stress environments.
- Creative skills would be bonus, e.g. film production, creative design, web design.
- If you have experience with journalists and the media, there will be the opportunity to also work on external communications