Internal Communications Consultant

Location
Worthing, West Sussex
Salary
Up to £42000
Posted
22 Aug 2017
Closes
19 Sep 2017
Job Discipline
Communications, PR & Media
Experience Level
Executive
Sectors
Utilities
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

It’s all about communication. At Southern Water we recognise that how we communicate with our employees and contract partners is of vital importance to our success. We know how to engage an audience and do so with passion and creative flair. We’re currently recruiting for an Internal Communications Consultant on a 12m FTC for a maternity cover.

You’ll be a key member of the internal communications centre of excellence; supporting the Internal Communications Manager in creating and developing a strategic programme to drive internal communication and maximise employee engagement that aligns to and supports the Southern Water brand.

You’ll create strategic internal communication plans for specific projects, programmes or pieces of activity. You will prioritise and align these to the overall Southern Water strategy and company-wide Internal Communications plan.

You’ll build and manage relationships with external agencies and suppliers (including print, promotional, event management and creative agencies) and internal virtual teams.

You’ll undertake research and complete benchmarking and evaluation exercises into all activities to ensure continuous improvement and budget management.

You’ll be accountable for developing and driving improvements to multiple communication channels to ensure these channels deliver a coordinated programme of internal communications across a varied and diverse workforce including office, site and field based employees and contract partners.

You’ll support the Internal Communications Manager to manage the intranet (including contributors, editing, and prioritisation), playing a leading role in; redeveloping and improving the intranet as a key internal communications tool, bringing in new technologies and techniques, translating how this works for discrete employee segments such as field based employees.

We’re looking for someone with experience of delivering a step-change approach in engaging employees through effective communications. With a strong background in brand management and marketing communications, you’ll ideally have worked with SharePoint as an intranet / collaboration or engagement tool. Experience in change management communications is also highly desirable.

Why work for Southern Water?

Our engineers, scientists, technicians, customer and corporate service teams work together to provide water and wastewater services to more than 4.6 million people across the South East.

Working for us, you will:

- Receive a competitive package including pension and 25 days annual leave
- Play a vital role in your community
- Help to safeguard our natural resources for future generations
- Live and work in a region that includes more than 800km of pristine coastline
- Have access to free on-site parking and use of our subsidised café
- Have the opportunity to join in with our social clubs / events
- Be close to local amenities (gym and supermarket)