Internal Communications and Engagement Lead

  • Permanent
  • London
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BBC
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Internal Communications and Engagement (IC&E) sits right at the centre of the BBC. It connects our 21,000 employees to each other, our diverse culture, the BBC’s public purpose and mission, and the Director-General’s vision. 

This role will be working within BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart. We span content financing, development, production sales, branded services and ancillaries. We make over 2500 hours of content a year and our award winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms.

As a champion for creativity around the world we are looking for an Internal Communications and Engagement Lead to join our team who will come up with strategies to grab the attention of people across the organisation. You’ll come up with strategies to grab the attention of people across the organisation.

You’ll work on key announcements, internal news, change programmes, employee updates, internal campaigns and events. You’ll advise senior leaders on the best way to get their messages out. You’ll resolve complex queries by yourself. And you’ll keep us improving, making sure we measure how our communications are landing. 

Main Responsibilities 

Lead on and oversee our communications campaigns and projects, making sure they’re relevant and measurable, and that they reach the right people. 

Develop full programme of proactive, consistent and transparent leadership communications and help increase visibility of leaders and opportunities to connect. 

Make sure our materials and messages line up with the BBC’s bigger-picture messages. 

Cultivate relationships with IC&E Heads, senior leaders across the BBC and the Press Office.

Work as part of team to deliver end to end change projects, advising on internal communications including strategy and all stakeholder management. 

Come up with business continuity and crisis communications plans that protect our people and reputation. 

Come up with strategies that make our channels and communications better for our audiences. 

Advise on effective communications, industry trends, pan-BBC channel strategies and managing stakeholders and influencers. 

Coach and mentor junior members of the IC&E team 

Help the Director and Head of IC&E to plan and deliver major announcements, launches and events. 

Deputise for the Head of IC&E in your division when needed. 

Write and edit communications, making sure the tone is right, the messages line up with our strategy and explain why it’s relevant to employees 

The Ideal Candidate 
You’ll be good with people, and with words. And you’ll be able to adapt your style or message to fit the audience or topic. 

You’ll have a vision and be able to make plans to get there. And you’ll be adept at stepping back and evaluating situations, decisions and issues. 

You’ll be able to simplify the complex, breaking things down into their component parts so you can explore them one by one. 

You’ll come up with new approaches for our messages and events. And you’ll always be thinking about ways to improve our channels and systems. 

You’ll win people over with watertight arguments. And you’ll have a range of strategies up your sleeve to help you change behaviour. 

You’ll plan ahead. You’ll stay across everything that’s going on in your team, with minute attention to detail. You’ll prioritise when you need to, manage budgets, stay on top of resources and deadlines, and evaluate the way we work. 

About The Company 
We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. 

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential. 

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here 

Package Description 
Band: D 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: New Broadcasting House, London 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation. 

Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification. 

Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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