The City & Guilds Group changes lives through skills, from providing bursaries and supporting skills initiatives across the globe through to developing products and services that improve skills from entry level up to CEOs. We’ve got an exciting 12 month maternity cover opportunity for a communications executive to come and join our team to help us tell our story.
About The Role
We have a 12 month FTC opportunity available whilst our current Communications Executive is on maternity leave. This role would sit in the Group communications team.
As Communications Executive you work across all of the Group’s purpose programmes including The Princess Royal Training Awards, The Skills Development Fund, the Group’s bursary programme and lots more. You will be working on drafting communication plans, writing press releases and engaging key stakeholders – both internal and external. You will be part of a small but busy communications team that works across all of the Group’s brands.
You will also work on the Group’s social media channels including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook – helping to communicate the Group story to a wide range of online audiences.
We want to hear from enthusiastic, passionate and confident individuals that have experience of working well both within a team and individually.
We are looking for an excellent communicator who is willing to work hard and be flexible if the demands of the team change and your expertise is needed to quickly switch over and work on a different project. We also need someone who is natural in building rapport with key stakeholders and is good at both written and face-to-face communications. You will need to be able to use your own initiative to make decisions, whilst prioritising workloads.
We want someone who has proven experience in PR, internal or external communications or journalism and we are ideally looking for someone with experience of using social media to reach audiences in an effective way.
What We Offer
You’ll be based in a fantastic location in EC1A, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. We’re easily accessible with Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and many more stations nearby. Offering the opportunity to work in a large, fast-paced, engaging environment with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.
Working for us means working for an innovative, market-leading organisation. You’ll be entitled to an excellent Total Reward Package which typically includes:
- 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays and office shutdown over Christmas
- Life assurance, Dental insurance, Gymflex
- Flexible working opportunities
- Great pension and much more that you can read about on our careers site!
Our Story & Mission
The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.
Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.
At The City & Guilds Group our success is driven by the people we work with – our people make us who we are. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible way to accommodate everyone.
To find out more about the position, take a look at the Role Profile. If you think you’re just the person for the job, follow the link below to submit your CV and complete our short application form. Once we have received your application you will be emailed a link to complete a game-based assessment that will be used in addition to your application form to assess your suitability for our organisation, we can't wait to hear from you!