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VMA GROUP Recruits Change Professional for KCL

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VMA GROUP Recruits Change Professional for KCL

King’s College London is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities, and today remains a leader of research and teaching institutions in the UK.

Having worked with VMA GROUP over the last 10 years, King’s College counted on us to place a Change Communications and Engagement Manager. Sitting within the Corporate Communications department, this person would be responsible for delivering activities to support the implementation of the Student and Education Directorate (SED) Transformation Program across the university. Further duties of the role included creating content for internal channels and delivering effective change comms and engagement activity. Therefore, it was important that the candidate had proven skills in engaging with internal audiences and implementing change communications, specifically within a complex academic or public sector environment.

VMA GROUP’s Principal Consultant, Deborah Le, began her search to find the best fit for this role. Deborah soon came across a candidate with relevant experience in higher education. Previously working at the University of East London, they were responsible for all stakeholders’ engagement in relation to the university’s change programme.

In addition, having worked in multiple public sector organisations, the candidate possessed a strong profile of expertise in internal communications and change campaigns, and the ability to lead large-scale teams, an essential skill needed to support KCL’s largest transformation to date.

Deborah supported the candidate throughout the entire application process, and eventually the offer was accepted. The new employee embarked on their new contract role, quickly becoming a key player in supporting transformation within the Corporate Communications team.

"I've now worked with Deborah and the VMA GROUP team for nearly 10 years, both in terms of being placed on great assignments and also as a client in need of high-calibre communications talent to build my team. She has never failed to deliver, often working on quite complex and sensitive briefs to find the right talent that have proven to be an excellent cultural fit. Deborah has also been a trusted advisor, guiding us on how to pitch for what we really need to satisfy a business requirement. I would not hesitate to recommend Deborah and VMA GROUP team for recruitment support." 

Deputy Director, Strategic Communications, King’s College London

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VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

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