Internal Communications Officer – Welsh Water

  • Permanent
  • Newport


Skanska UK are currently recruiting for an Internal Communications Officer, this exciting role is to work as part of our Welsh Water project team based in Newport. This is a full-time role supporting the implementation of a two-way communications plan, which sets out to ensure the Capital Delivery Alliance is working in line with the company vision to earn the trust of our customers every day. Central to the success of the role will be assisting the Alliance Communications Manager to implement the Alliance Comms and Engagement Plan and ensuring a positive perception of the Alliance by all.
We have a great story to tell – from the personal commitment of our staff to deliver vital services to our customers, to the hundreds of millions of pounds we invest in the economy each year, and the role we play in safeguarding the environment for future generations. With over 2,500 employees and at time of significant change – sharing this story internally, ensuring that colleagues across the business are well informed and feel a strong sense of pride in what we do and the role they play – the role of good internal communications is central to the success of the company.
  • Assist the Alliance Communications Manager to implement the Alliance Comms and Engagement Plan
  • Facilitate a positive perception of the Alliance by both internal and external stakeholders through effective communications activity
  • Assist with the preparation, organisation, presentation and archiving of materials including film production, photography, our Source intranet system, newsletters and animations for digiscreens in Tŷ Awen.
  • Help to maintain and keep up to date the Alliance distribution lists
  • Co-ordinate Social Committee activity, ensuring all fundraising and activities are in line with policy
  • Support the Alliance Communications Manager in the preparation of any papers, presentations or other materials required by the Director of Capital Delivery, Alliance Board or other members of the Alliance leadership team
  • Co-ordinate internal event management (including roll-out events, stand-downs, awards celebrations and executive visits) – booking and managing venues, speakers, presenters, trainers and entertainment, equipment and suppliers, and managing contractors such as caterers – and ensure that health and safety, risk assessment, insurance and security regulations are followed
  • Provide advice and support to the Capital Delivery Alliance management team as and when required
  • Help build and maintain a strong network of contacts and relationships across the Alliance and the wider business
  • Provide admin support where required (e.g. booking hotels, recording team’s annual leave, cover, Supplier Relation Manager (SRM) procurement system use etc.)
We’re looking for:
  • An eager communications specialist with relevant experience in a similar internal communications role
  • Good understanding of new and multimedia techniques
  • Good understanding of content management systems and design
  • Experience of overseeing film production and editing skills are desirable
  • Credibility and experience to advise senior managers effectively about communications issues
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water provides 1.4 million customers with vital services that are central to public and environmental health in Wales. Between 2019 and 2025 Welsh Water will invest c£200m p.a. to improve water mains, sewers, water and wastewater treatment plants and renewable energy assets, to maintain and enhance the services we provide to customers and the environment. The work will be undertaken by the Welsh Water Capital Alliance – a significant team of technical experts, designers and construction specialists drawn from Welsh Water, our partner organisations and our supply chain.
A career with us means you’ll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.

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