Marketing Manager – Communications

Ref: ZR_6955_JOB  ·  Posted on 05 May 2022

Introduction

Our client is a leading engineering and technology consultancy that work within Defence, National Security and public sector. They are seeking an experienced Communications Manager to join our growing team in an excellent working environment. We are looking for someone to join us long term and that works well as part of a team. You will need to be highly organised and experience in internal marketing communications is desirable.

You will work 3 days at home and 2 days in the office.

Key responsibilities
  • Provide advice and guidance on internal communications matters.
  • Build strong relationships to understand the context and strategies of the stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver effective internal communication activities that will help improve employees’ understanding of the business purpose, ambition and strategy and help employees do their job in more effective ways.
  • Lead and manage communication programmes or projects end-to-end, including overseeing delivery and production of collateral.
  • Advise internal stakeholders, including senior leaders, on events/issues that need to be communicated internally.
  • Ensure alignment of central internal communications activities across client’s businesses and regions to maximise effectiveness and reach, working with external-facing communication teams where appropriate.
  • Manage internal communications events (such as on-site events, PR, Media & Launch activities).
  • Measure the effectiveness of communication approaches and suggest recommendations to drive improvements.
  • Support internal communications related to crisis incidents if and when required.
Skills & experience
  • Excellent writing, project management, planning, and multi-channel internal communications experience are essential.
  • Experience in proposing, planning and delivering effective internal communication strategies to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Excellent English writing skills and ability to convey complex topics in simple language to multiple audiences.
  • Well-developed critical/analytical abilities – a strategic thinker who may bring new approaches to reinvigorate and improve the effectiveness of internal communication tactics.
  • Experience of using a range of channels, including intranets and internal social media and also the O365 suite of tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, social media & Website).
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work across the organisation and with a wide range of stakeholders as well as working unsupervised and on their own initiative.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills with the ability to manage conflicting and competing priorities.
  • Confident at forging stakeholder relationships at a senior level and able to advise on internal communications best practice.
  • Sound judgment combined with good interpersonal and influencing skills.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience working with Senior Leadership Teams.
  • Creative ability to devise communication strategies Digital skills: Familiarity with information technology, especially digital and video means of communication, is essential. Understanding the sector, you wish to work in (private, public or voluntary) can be crucial.
  • Experience working with external agencies.

Our client is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Their working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive.  They can accommodate flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Additional benefits
  • Flexi Leave and Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Holiday
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Sickness Benefit
  • Business Performance Related Bonus
  • Share Save Plan
  • Pension scheme

Amenities:

  • Free car parking
  • Minibus from client to the train station
  • Subsidized restaurant serving hot and cold food
  • Membership of the sports and social club for just £1 per month
  • Membership of the onsite gym/ tennis courts for only £7 a month

Note: Benefits may vary by business unit and location.

You will be required to hold a minimum of SC. If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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