HR Internal Communications Executive

Womble Bond Dickinson
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
20 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Firm

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

The Team

Our HR team is firmly embedded within the business and offers real expertise in all people related issues and has a key role in communicating to our people. Our success comes from really understanding our business and people. We have developed fantastic relationships with our board, partners, managers and employees so we can provide first class and proactive support to an ever changing business.

Our team is spread across four locations; Newcastle, Bristol, Plymouth and Southampton. It is made up of three core teams; Recruitment, Generalist HR and Learning and Development.

The Role

This role will see you playing a leading part in managing our internal communications (particularly the firm's intranet) to ensure we have an effective and dynamic communication strategy which achieves engagement from within the business. This will include drafting, editing and proofreading content and choosing the right method of communication, working with the existing internal communications team to streamline strategy and working with our intranet steering group on the upcoming project to refresh and upgrade our current intranet offering.

This role sits within a team made up of HR generalists, project specialists (incorporating internal communications), payroll, analysts and a secretarial services team.

The Person

Naturally, we are looking for someone who has the ability to communicate and influence at all levels across the business in a professional manner. You'll also need to demonstrate excellent team-working skills and be able to work cohesively as part of a group on firm-wide projects. It's essential that you have strong written communication and creative thinking skills with the ability to draft and edit content suitable for a firm-wide audience which is written in plain English, is accessible and supports our tone of voice. Being able to choose the right medium to gain maximum engagement from around the business is crucial. We are looking for straightforward to the point engaging communication which is easily understood at all levels.

We need someone who has proven Intranet management experience (using SharePoint 365), along with IT skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Experience of web-design, photo and video editing/production and e-marketing systems would be huge advantage.

You'll already have a proven track record in delivering internal communication, be confident with the ability to work to deadlines whilst managing a varied workload. It's also essential you are comfortable influencing people at all levels, making appropriate decisions along the way and maintaining strong working relationships.

So what makes it so great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. We have a fantastic team that works hard to establish professional relationships to support us to provide the best service possible to the business.

We are a close knit team; we work together and support one another. We enjoy challenge, change and each other's company!

Alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the key benefits that matter most to you. We also offer various discounts and a lively social committee led calendar of events. More details can be found in our benefit booklet, so if you're interested in finding our more please ask for a copy!

Next steps

If you would like to join a committed, talented and dynamic team, who go the extra mile to provide excellent service, then please in touch to find out more. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (

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