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Internal Communications Manager (12 Months)

Date:  18-Jun-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Cardiff
Address: 

Cardiff, Wales, GB, cf30lt

Job Requisition Number                              3061                                                                              
Work Type Temporary
Job Function Human Resources & Comms
Salary Range £36,062.00 -£41,222.00 

Base

Closing Date

South East Hub

There is no set closing date for this role. We will review applications on a weekly basis. We request that you kindly submit your application ASAP as we will offer immediately after we have achieved an interview shortlist.

 

Who we are

 

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.

In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for

 

 

12 Months Fixed Contract

 

An internal communications professional, or marketing professional looking to gain build on their experience of running campaigns and the use of digital technology, with a keen interest and understanding of using digital and technology to enhance campaigns and internal communications.

Through your ability to build relationships with senior colleagues and your knowledge of internal communication channels, campaigns and approaches, you will be central to our work to support the company’s vision and values, and have informed and engaged colleagues. Your ability to create engaging content, develop new and innovative ideas to ensure key messages and campaigns are understood while also understanding the multiple audience groups at Welsh Water will be critical to supporting the delivery of compelling communications activities focused on our business priorities

This is a central role, working with the communications team, to deliver key workstreams across Welsh Water to ensure the “one team” ethos is understood and “bought into”. 

 

What you’ll be responsible for 
•    Support the Head of Internal Communications in delivery of the company’s internal communications strategy 
•    Owning the creation of compelling campaigns ideas and content that is engaging, fresh and fit for purpose
•    Ensuring where possible our communications are targeted to the right audience at the right time to ensure maximum impact.  Be the owner of an internal communications dashboard to support this.
•    Work closely with colleagues and managers across the business to give communications advice and support where needed – acting as a trusted advisor to colleagues and senior managers alike.
•    Responsibility for owning and delivering key campaigns across the business
•    Manage the demand and quality of internal communications’ content and channels including the intranet
•    Own and manage video creation and editing and support live stream and digital event capability for the company. 
•    Managing key events across the business to ensure visibility of our Executive team, and that business messages are understood. 
•    Provide graphic design support to our internal designer, supporting the production of graphics, brands and illustrations for internal clients using range of adobe creative suite products.
 

Who you’ll work with

 


Welsh Water’s Executive Team, Communications Team’s Senior Managers, general Heads of Service,, Employee Engagement network, key stakeholders in Retail Services & ITS (our in-house IT function), as well as the colleague base of Welsh Water.

About you


Experience

  • A good level of education, ideally qualified to degree level or with a professional communication I communications or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working in a communications or marketing  environment in a customer focused organisation/industry
  • Track record in engaging employees in campaigns, also building relationships and internal partnerships to form strategic plans
  • Credibility and experience to advise senior managers effectively about communications issues
  • Experience of creative and accurate copywriting in different styles and communicating information to people in a simple and engaging way
  • Producing live digital events across range of software platforms
  • Sound knowledge of IT, systems, technology and networks to be intelligent customer in delivering IT/comms solutions.
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite products to ensure professional look and feel to productions – providing great user experience. Primarily Photoshop/Premiere. Indesign and advantage.

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong change communications experience and the ability to work with and influence senior leaders in the company
  • Ability to work at senior level to achieve long-term strategic goals through creating, developing and implementing the communications strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish rapport, credibility and relationships across Welsh Water
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Confidence in utilising new communication technologies
  • The ability to build relationships at all levels across the organisation, to empathise and to get to the crux of what is on the mind of employees
  • Proven ability to achieve results both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage complex activities and events
  • A strong understanding of the role internal communications plays in employee engagement
  • Good working knowledge of video, production, technology and associated packages (OBS, Premiere, NDI, Microsoft)    
     

Good to know

 

 

12 Months Fixed Contract

 

Overtime - you will be on the press office on call rota

 

Interviews will take place virtually 

 

The location for this role will be flexible and in line with COVID-19 legislation.

Benefits

 

As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days  annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:

•    Variable pay schemes (your salary will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus)
•    Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11%
•    Enhanced family friendly policies
•    Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
•    Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
•    Cycle to work scheme
•    Car-leasing scheme
•    Health CashBack scheme
•    An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family

Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers everyday, and about looking after our beautiful environment.

 

 

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Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.


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