Change Communications Specialist (6 month contract)

A well-known charity in the mental health space is looking for an Internal Communications and Engagement Change Specialist on an initial six month contract paying £50,000 -  £55,000 pro rata.


The main purpose of the role will be to support the Assistant Director of Internal Communications & Engagement, the Director of Strategy, and other senior stakeholders with a range of key internal change projects between now and mid-2022, in particular, playing an integral role in the communication and implementation of the new charity-wide strategy which will launch in April 2022.


This role will also provide critical change management continuity during a period of transition for the Internal Communications & Engagement team, with the current Assistant Director due to hand over to a new post holder in January 2022



  • Planning and delivering a series of stakeholder engagement initiatives, including workshops and surveys, with the aim of maximising feedback on the development of the new strategy, using a wide range of channels and working closely with volunteers
  • To take ownership for collating and interpreting feedback from these initiatives and will work with the Director of Strategy and team to prepare papers and other materials for the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Board of Trustees and other key groups
  • To support the Assistant Director of Internal Communications & Engagement, the Director of Strategy, the Assistant Director of People & OD, and ELT to ensure agreed changes to organisational structure, roles and ways of working as part of the new strategy are clearly and effectively shared across the charity
  • To work with our Brand & Marketing team and other staff and volunteer colleagues to develop a comprehensive plan and range of assets/materials to support the communication of the new strategy to both internal and external audiences
  • To support the Assistant Director of Internal Communications & Engagement by leading other internal change management projects as required, including potentially taking oversight of some responsibilities on an interim basis during the transition to new leadership of the Internal Communications & Engagement function during early 2022.


  • A strong track record of leading the internal communications and engagement planning and delivery for major, strategic change projects, ideally within a large, multi-location organisation
  • Solid understanding of change management methodology and internal communications best practice
  • Comprehensive understanding of internal communications channels and content generation in large organisations with multiple audiences
  • Good understanding of the interdependencies between internal and external audiences, with experience of working closely with Brand & Marketing, Press, Digital and other key external communications teams
  • Experience of leading the development, delivery and action planning for workshops, engagement surveys and other feedback channels in large organisations
  • Able to build relationships quickly with stakeholders at all organisational levels
  • An excellent writer, able to present information clearly and fluently
  • Good grasp of digital channels, video conferencing tools and other technology


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