Our Society is all about people, whether it’s our members, our communities or our colleagues. We believe great internal communication is essential to our success. And as we grow and transform as an organisation, it’s more crucial than ever to support our 3,000 colleagues in communicating, collaborating and making a difference. It’s an exciting time to join us.
This role sits within our Internal Communications team. You’ll be pivotal in influencing and shaping decisions about how we communicate with and engage colleagues throughout an upcoming period of transformation. Taking ownership of the Society-wide internal communications strategy for transformation, you’ll be accountable for gaining buy-in to internal communications plans, working with key stakeholders and third-party change experts to develop and deliver tactical solutions.
The knowledge and relationships you build will enable you to understand your audience needs and challenges, and give you plenty of opportunities to put your creative skills into practice.
Developing an excellent understanding of the Society’s technology and change priorities is a must – you’ll need to know how they fit in with the wider Society strategy, and how to engage people with our plans. And you’ll support our IT and wider Change areas with their internal communications needs too. You’ll coach, advise and, where appropriate, lead delivery in conjunction with functional teams.
Building a strong network and credibility with the relevant senior management teams and third-party change experts is important for success in this role, as well as becoming a valued member of the wider Internal Communications function.
We’re looking for someone who has a clear understanding of communication and change management principles and methods. You’ll have strong communication and planning skills, and a collaborative approach to work, as you’ll need the credibility to influence senior stakeholders and third-party change experts across the Society.
Your experience in change communications will help you develop comprehensive plans and translate complex information into engaging communications. You’ll be resilient when you need to adapt your approach, and work with tact and diplomacy at all times. A ‘can do’ attitude and sense of ownership are essential skills for becoming successful in the role.
The closing date for applications is 28th October 2019