(JT99) Internal Communications and Engagement Manager

➡ Are you a passionate about the power of internal communications?

➡ Do you have what it takes to bring a team together behind a shared vision?

➡ Do you have excellent knowledge of communications and engagement channels and methods?

➡ Would you like to be a part of an iconic organisation?

We may have the perfect opportunity for you!

The role

This is a pivotal role within a vibrant, dynamic and talented Marketing and Communications department.  It offers the right candidate the opportunity to shine whilst working on an iconic brand, with the opportunity to take responsibility for the development and execution of communications strategies which bring the refreshed strategic vision to life, whilst clearly communicating changes to core audiences to generate ‘buy-in’, excitement and most importantly, positive employee engagement.

Key information
  • Full time and permanent contract.
  • Salary range: £55,000 -£65,000.
  • Hybrid: Home-working, blended with an average of 2 days per week in beautiful offices in central London  (Green Park tube, just a few minutes away).
  • Benefits include: 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays, life assurance and healthcare cash plan, employer pension contribution of up to 8%, and free tickets to Crufts and Discover Dogs, etc.
Main responsibilities
  • Devise and execute engaging communication strategies which help embed our client's strategy, increasing positive sentiment.
  • Streamline and manage multiple communication channels to best meet varying communication objectives by audience (employee engagement & stakeholder management).
  • Ensure seamless delivery through robust communication calendars / plans, selecting and curating the ideal content to deliver strong performance for the target audience to make everyone feel part of our client's journey.  Executing communication and engagement projects to strengthen the implementation of the organisation’s strategy and enhance internal comms. This entails crafting comms and engagement strategies, delivery schedules, and tailored messaging for stakeholders to make everyone feel part of the journey.
  • Work collaboratively with our client's talented PR & Communications team to tailor messaging, align on tone of key communications and ensure consistency in execution.
  • Advise and influence senior leadership team, providing counsel on suitable communication approaches by stakeholder / audience group.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:
  • Background in providing internal communication and engagement solutions within a complex organisation, especially of similar scale and intricacy to the Kennel Club.
  • An ability to take a strategic approach and strong execution through structured plans to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in developing internal brand identity which has increased engagement across stakeholder groups and employees.
  • Experience in content curation and copywriting in a way that aligns with brand positioning / identity.
  • Proficiency in project management.
  • Skill in advising senior executives on efficient internal communication strategies.(Ideally in a matrix organisation).
If you relish the power of communications, can balance working autonomously and collaboratively and are a self-starter who knows how to build strong relationships; this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.  

The Organisation and Employer

The renowned and iconic organisation: The Kennel Club - dedicated to making a tangible impact in society. Our client firmly believes in the transformative power of research, education, and charitable initiatives to enhance the well-being of their community. The primary objective of The Kennel Club is to improve in every way the welfare, health, and general wellbeing of all dogs throughout their lives.

The Kennel Club is an iconic British brand with over 150 years dedicated to pedigree canine welfare, they are dedicated in their mission to have a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their owners. They strive to use their world leading expertise in research, education and ‘know-how’ to encourage responsible dog ownership to deliver a positive societal impact.

Their key areas of activity include:
  • Helping potential dog owners find the right dog for them, and work with the dog breeding community to ensure those dogs are healthy and happy.
  • Supporting dog owners to access high quality training and pet insurance and provide a range of advice and support to help ensure the ongoing wellbeing of dogs.
  • Working with breeders, judges, competitors, and exhibitors to organise world-class events and to develop the resources they need to thrive.
  • The world’s largest pedigree canine health database which informs the development of pioneering schemes and products.

FJWilson Talent is delighted to be The Kennel Club's recruitment partner for this vacancy. 

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