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Communications Lead

Communications Lead

  • Location

    Uxbridge

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £65,000 DOE, plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Sara Tehrani

  • Contact Email:

    stehrani@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    ST 915576

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2023-04-13

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

Communications Lead for an International organisation.

This role can be permanent or a contract. It can be full time or part time (3 days a week).

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is to support communications for a designated business are working as part of a wider Communications Team.

The primary responsibilities of the role are to support the delivery of external communications to a range of stakeholder groups, including suppliers. These external communications will include developing content and managing the LinkedIn page, developing a new website, and managing supplier events.

There will also be a requirement to deliver internal operational and transformation communications and support wider corporate communications.

This role will work closely with the Leadership Team, programme transformation teams and potentially the communication teams in the Group operating companies.

You will be developing close working relationships with the Communications Team, the Leadership Team, and key stakeholders across the business to support and deliver a holistic communications strategy, often against a challenging change agenda.

Accountabilities

  • Support and execute the overall communications strategy, by facilitating communication requirements from the Leadership Team and transformation programme and working with the Corporate Communications Manager and Head of Communications to build the necessary strategies and channels for delivery.

  • Develop, write, edit, proof-read and deliver effective content as assigned for all channels and audiences, e.g. intranet and web content, LinkedIn, presentations, documents, strategic narratives, newsletters, blogs, vlogs, and videos, ensuring consistency around brand usage and tone.

  • Develop subject matter knowledge of the area, particularly the key business priorities, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Update and support a calendar of communications activity and manage day-to-day alongside local communication plans.

  • Act as a communication specialist within the Communications Team, and the wider People and Communications Team, providing expert advice and guidance around best practice communication methods.

  • Support programme and project managers, and relevant areas on change and transformation communications, ensuring necessary confidentiality and credibility are maintained.

  • Work with stakeholders and external suppliers as appropriate to ensure timely sign-off and delivery to intended audiences on all communications and collateral.

  • Conduct regular evaluation and test the effectiveness of messages and channels through different means, including workshops and questionnaires, and suggest changes where necessary and appropriate.

  • Various administration tasks, including maintenance of distribution lists for different recipient groups.

  • Support and drive all internal and external communication events including developing all visual media, organising guest speakers, and coordinating event logistics.

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Significant external and internal communications experience and with social media.

  • External events management experience.

  • Exceptional storytelling, writing, and proof-reading skills with an excellent eye for detail, able to customise various content for different audiences, ensuring the right style and tone of voice.

  • Strong analytical and observation skills.

  • Strong business and commercial acumen, with the ability to quickly grasp requirements.

  • Ability to own the business partnering relationship, challenging where appropriate and necessary, but prepared to accept a different outcome.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish credibility at all levels of the organisation.