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Senior Employee Communications - 3 Months+

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Senior Employee Communications - UK

We are currently recruiting for a fantastic global client within the financial sector, who is looking for a motivated and professional communications expert, based in the heart of the city.

Reporting directly to the Head of Communications for the UK, along with guidance from the Regional Head of Communications you will be responsible for the development and implementation of employee communications programmes for the UK, in addition to planning and implementing global communications campaigns in the UK for the Global Business.

Key Deliverables:

• Develop and drive employee communications activities that support business goals and deliver business results
• Manage internal campaigns and news, including ensuring important business projects and information are communicated to all employees within the Global Business
• Create compelling content and messages using story-telling to engage employees about the progress and priorities of the Global Business, aligned to our purpose, strategies and values
• Source and provide relevant stories to feed the local, regional and global channels
• Arm people managers with briefings and materials that inform and mobilise employees
• Consider the external implications of implementing employee communications campaigns and projects and collaborate with media relations colleagues on external messages to mitigate risks
• Lead the UK employee communications team to ensure employee communications are aligned with regional and global strategies
• Monitor the overall quality of employee communications delivery within the UK
• Develop strong relationships with key champions, advocates and colleagues to facilitate execution of communication plans
• Keep up-to-date with latest employee communications research, techniques and approaches, and network externally with peers


• The challenge of the role is to balance the requirements of employees with the interest of the organisation and the business, delivering communications that are credible, engaging and effective.
• The role holder needs to exercise considerable judgment to ensure that employees are not overloaded with messages. This involves highly developed influencing skills, as well as strong audience understanding.
• The role requires a strong partnership with the key stakeholders in the Global Businesses and functions, thus the role holder needs to have confidence and credibility to constructively challenge senior leaders on issues and proposals and advocate alternative actions.
• The role is responsible to create content across a variety of channels and formats thus in-depth knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of each medium is required.

Experience Required:

• A proven track record in developing, managing and implementing employee communication plans translating into solid and practical delivery programmes
• Excellent stakeholder management skills, including the ability to work confidently and effectively with senior executives
• A strong team player who can work collaboratively with peers and manage and deliver excellent performance from teams and individuals
• Excellent interpersonal, strategic planning and project management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Strong knowledge of communication trends and best practice
• Broad knowledge of financial services industry and global marketplace
• Experience in handling crisis communications

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