Communications Specialist

  • Job Reference: VR/01311
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2019
  • Recruiter: MP Resourcing Ltd
  • Website: http://www.mpresourcing.co.uk
  • Location: Didcot
  • Salary: £26,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will work closely with the Communication Managers to deliver high quality communications tailored to the audience and the needs of our business. You will build strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels of our organisation and use your negotiating and influencing skills to steer communications. A key creator of content, you will have strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to bring clarity and meaning to complex, technical subjects. Previous experience of communication planning and delivery to deadlines is required, along with excellent attention to detail and project management skills. The Global Communication Team works with colleagues, customers and stakeholders across our organisation to support our brand, vision and strategy. We are a hard-working and friendly team with a clear business focus and a passion for what we do.

Management of Internal Communication channels and content:

  • Create content for our intranet news centre
  • Proactively work with colleagues to generate engaging stories and content
  • Provide editorial support to ensure a high standard of content across all channels and alignment with business objectives
  • Participate in editorial and content planning meetings
  • Co-ordination of the global Communications Network

Support to internal projects and change management initiatives

  • Provide communications expertise to specific projects and initiatives
  • Create and execute communication plans
  • Participate in project meetings, providing advice on communication aspects
  • Provide input on communication best practice in line with company standards, policies and brand guidelines

As a member of the Global Communication Team, the Communication Specialist will also:

  • Providing communications advice and consultancy to colleagues
  • Producing communication plans to support projects and initiatives
  • Working with internal stakeholders to develop messages and produce content
  • Briefing external agencies, managing production and delivery to agreed deadlines and budget
  • Evaluating the success of communication campaigns against agreed objectives, reporting back to stakeholders and making further recommendations, as required
  • Aligning communications with other corporate and strategic initiatives and identifying opportunities to leverage content across our internal and external communication channels

A successful candidate is likely to have the following skills:

    • Can communicate effectively and build excellent relationships both internally and externally
    • Has strong attention to detail and a track record to deliver on-time, accurate, right-first-time work 
    • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
    • Able to effectively manage projects
    • A formal qualification in marketing or communication

In this role, there will be an opportunity for flexible working or reduced hours, subject to further discussions.

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.