Communications Manager - Finance

National Grid Plc
£50,000 - £55,000
07 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Communications Manager - Finance


£50,000- £55,000 + bonus + benefits

We've connected millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use since 1990. But the world has grown, becoming more urban, complex and connected than ever before. So we've changed too. We know we can't stand still or be complacent, so we're planning, innovating and working to remain as vital and relevant as ever before. Join us and you'll help us build the energy systems of tomorrow. Be the heart of energy.Job Purpose

The landscape of energy is evolving in the 21st century, and for National Grid to thrive we need to evolve too. Finance & Business Services is at the heart of making our processes run efficiently and drive business performance. We work through 1,000 full time staff with a number of on and offshore teams. The role of the Communications Manager is to provide strategic and tactical employee communication consultancy, and delivery of programmes to support members of the F&BS Exec, Finance leadership team and senior managers in Finance in delivering their objectives and key messages.

Key Accountabilities

- To provide strategic and tactical employee communication consultancy, advice, support & resources to members of the Finance & Business Services Exec and Finance leadership team to support them in delivering their objectives and key messages - that support our ambition to engage employees to create a high performance culture
- Work directly with the senior managers in Finance to understand and advise them on their employee comms requirements and priorities and develop appropriate plans for them, taking the necessary steps to make sure that meaningful contact and involvement takes place at the appropriate level.
- Develop, maintain and implement rolling annual employee comms plans for Finance segmented by function / team, audience & activity - in the context of line of sight and the corporate brand strategy.
- Collaborate with UK embedded and Corporate communicators and UK employee communications personnel, to align the corporate employee communication agenda with the UK and US businesses, ensuring that corporate messaging is made relevant.

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How

- Bachelor's Degree with in-depth experience within business communication management
- Proven ability to develop and implement employee communication plans and campaigns and to direct and manage others in doing so.
- Significant business experience in networked blue-chip organisations with large field-forces focusing on employee communication, strategy deployment and change management
- Expertise, knowledge and experience in copywriting, editing, print, video and web production for business communication.
- Knowledge and experience of emergency/crisis management procedures
- In-depth, demonstrable knowledge and experience of all aspects of the internal communication mix, including research and measurement.
- Experience of project management and change management skills and knowledge
- Able to translate complex safety, financial and performance messages for internal, field-based audiences

Leadership Qualities & Business Skills

- Creative and innovative and demonstrates the ability to adapt the content and style of communication messages to appeal to their audience with the right messages in order to influence and generate needed business results, based on an understanding of a particular function or group.
- Inspirational and influential leadership skills - both for direct report and peers / virtual teams - and able to work effectively as part of a team, and build and maintain strong working relationships with others at all levelsExcellent interpersonal skills (including negotiation and influencing skills) and demonstrable high standards of literacy

At National Grid, we don't just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of thought, whatever your background. By creating an inclusive, switched-on workforce, we drive performance and deliver excellence. Which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating sustainable energy solutions, for today and tomorrow.

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