Head of Internal Communications

Head of Internal Communications

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  • Sector:

    Marketing, PR & Digital, Marketing & Communications

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  • Salary:

    £42.5k - 50k per year

  • Contact :

    Ryan Elmer

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7313

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Harris Hill is working with a National Children's charity, supporting their search for an interim Head of Internal Communications.

This role will lead on implementing staff and volunteer engagement strategy, working with stakeholders at all levels across the charity. The role will be for 3-4 months on a full time basis and the charity runs a hybrid working scenario.

The key parts of the role are:

To lead Internal Communications within the Communications and Marketing directorate.
To play a leadership role for the team in ensuring that all its communications on behalf of the organisation is of the highest standards, consistent with the brand and key messages.
To be responsible for developing the team elements in the Communications business plan and for delivering and evaluating against the plan.
To be responsible for the developing the team's budget and its budgetary performance.
To lead and develop the team in line with corporate standards in order to meet business requirements
Deputising for the Head of Corporate Communications when required.

Main duties and responsibilities
To implement the internal communications strategy.
To develop, produce, implement and evaluate the business plan for the team (as appropriate) including development and management of the team's budget.
To be accountable for the team's key performance indicators and ensuring service level agreements and/or standards of service are met (where applicable).
To take a leadership role in working with senior managers in other functions/departments to add value through identifying potential communications opportunities, sharing information, co-ordinating work and streamlining support.
To lead the team in the sharing of professional knowledge, specialist expertise and experience of communications and individual disciplines with others (as appropriate).
To recruit, train, develop and manage staff in-line with policies and practise including regular team meetings and regular personal development reviews, coaching and mentoring staff to achieve high performance, growth and personal development.
To take a leading or senior supporting role as required in leading internal communications for organisational priority programmes and cross functional projects.
To maintain the highest standards of knowledge on best practise and developments within communications industry and the charity sector generally with particular attention to communications innovation, legislation and codes of practice.

Personal Spec:
Highly developed, proven and appropriate professional communications skills at A Level that will enable the Communications team and function to maintain and enhance its reputation for the highest standards
Detailed knowledge of all technological and operational processes for the running of the Internal Communications team with leadership excellence in skills and understanding of internal communications appropriate to the development and management of a major UK brand organisation.
Highly developed leadership skills including a proven ability to manage resources and people to recruit, develop, lead and motivate a department to achieve excellence in line with key performance indicators.
Highly developed and proven skills to initiate develop and deliver against Communications strategy in support of agreed corporate objectives.
Highly developed and proven skills to prepare, cost and deliver against annual and other-term business plans in support of functional and corporate plans.
A strong communicator with a track record of building effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, at all levels, internally and externally - including young people
Highly developed verbal and written skills commensurate with leading a significant Communications team and oral skills to promote and present the team, and as required, the Communications directorate and the charity itself respectively.
Experience of line management and project management.#

If you would like to find our more, please apply without delay as the client is seeking an immediate start.