Internal Communications & Sustainability Section Manager
With key accountability for the creation and delivery of a strategic Internal Communications strategy, the successful candidate will be the main lead for internal communications for this global organisation based in Berkshire, just one hour west of London. You will design plans and implement tactics that embed and foster understanding of the company philosophy, as well as getting involved with the development of activity to support the roll out of the company’s sustainability programme. This critical role will set and drive the strategic planning, development and execution of internal communications including responsibility for partnering with other, international parts of the business to create and deliver a sustainability programme for the company and its networks. Key Responsibilities: Internal Communications (80%): You will act as the owner and face of internal communications engaging both the UK and European associates based at the company’s UK Head Office and all of its networks. You will also work closely with other entities in the UK to ensure internal communications plans are aligned and tone of voice is consistent. Working across the business to create plans that help to harness the power of the brand, building pride and engagement so that everyone becomes a positive ambassador for the company. Oversee internal communications channels and ensure effective platforms and tools are in place to successfully allow the business to engage in two-way conversation with associates. Day-to-day management of an internal communications platform; a central portal which allows the business to communicate exciting, motivational and engaging content to associates and the network. Set the content agenda and deliver a timely editorial calendar. Includes agency and budget management as well as continual evaluation of communication channels to understand audience insights and engagement. Working closely alongside HR, you will also support and deliver change management programme communications. Sustainability (20%): Proactively partner with senior stakeholders across the business to collectively create a new European sustainability programme of activity which enables the company to be one that society wants to exist, with responsibility and sustainability at the core of our business. Developing a framework for embedding sustainability into the UK business and the timely implementation of the delivery of this strategy; gaining alignment from Senior Management and ensuring robust and consolidated reporting and evaluation against objectives. Amplify external communication opportunities by working alongside members of the broader communications team to deliver campaigns that support the four pillars (Environment/Education & Community/Diversity and Safety) of European Sustainability strategy. Create engaging business communications and presentations for senior leaders as needed for internal and external forums and speaking opportunities. Continuously seek ways to improve and enhance internal communications and sustainability programmes using new technologies, methods and content. Key skills and experience required: Technical expertise in internal communications Developing and executing sustainability and community programmes. Outstanding communications skills both verbally and written. Action-orientated with proven experience of balancing strategic thinking with creative delivery and project managing initiatives from conception to delivery across multiple functions. High level of planning and organisation skills with the ability to manage multiple high priority tasks in this busy role. Self-starter, driven and motivated with a strong desire to establish best in class internal communications and sustainability campaigns. High business acumen, with a proven ability to understand corporate/brand/financial performance and translate for associates. Strong interpersonal and influencing skills to interact with all levels across the business. Ability to forge relationships very quickly with senior management and to manage upwards. Strong team player with the ability to manage tasks and campaigns that involve multidisciplinary areas and collaboration with multiple internal stakeholders. Innovative and creative thinker who keeps up to date with latest advancements in the field of Internal Communications. Previous experience of developing internal communication evaluation criteria to measure the success and impact of internal communications on associate engagement. Financially able with previous experience of budget management. Comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently across different cultures. To send your CV please click on ‘apply for this position’ below and send through your details. We look forward to hearing from you. VMAGROUP is the global recruitment and training specialist for corporate and marketing communications. VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.