Save the Children
We are looking for a proactive and collaborative individual to join Save the Children UK as Head of Internal Communications & Engagement for a 14-month maternity cover opportunity, commencing in May 2023. This role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute as a member of SCUK’s Corporate Senior Leadership team and work cross-organisationally to strengthen SCUK from the inside! About the Team The Internal Communications and Engagement team is here to enable SCUK to achieve the ambitions set out in our strategy Let’s make better possible. Our remit is to: Inform – we make it easy for people to understand what’s going on in the organisation and to find the things they need to get stuff done Inspire – we share stories that give people ‘reasons to believe’ and make them feel proud to work for Save the Children Bring people together – we create opportunities for people to connect, virtually or in-person A small team with the potential to have an outsize influence – we’re ‘the voice of SCUK’ within the organisation, so what we do sets the tone for the culture being built. We take that responsibility seriously. About the Role As Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, you’ll manage the Internal Communications & Engagement Manager and have oversight of all staff communications and engagement channels. Reporting to the Chief of Staff & Strategy Director, you’ll partner with Executive Directors and Corporate Senior Leadership Team members, playing a key role in shaping CEO, Executive Leadership Team and senior leadership engagement. You will: Deliver an organisation-wide internal communications and engagement strategy which connects all SCUK staff with the organisation’s purpose, mission, strategy and values Progress SCUK’s inclusion and diversity agenda and anti-racism commitments across every aspect of SCUK’s internal communications operating model and offer Act as a trusted advisor to the CEO and wider leadership team, supporting them to lead the organisation effectively by managing their engagement with staff across SCUK in a way that builds trust and inspires confidence Manage regular CSLT meetings to maintain a strong relationship between CSLT and ELT, supporting CSLT colleagues to collectively role model inclusive leadership and ways of working. About you You’ll be an excellent relationship builder, ideally demonstrating experience maintaining strong cross-organisational relationships at all levels and developing internal networks. You’ll be creative and innovative, open to trying new ideas and learning from both success and failure to make things better next time. You’ll be comfortable working with colleagues at the most senior level and confident providing them with counsel informed by your professional expertise and your deep understanding of effective internal communication. To be successful, you’ll bring: Excellent writing and editorial skills, with the ability to distil complex information into clear, compelling communications The ability to spot and mitigate risks before they become crises, and take a proportional, proactive approach to reputation management Proven experience building and maintaining relationships at all levels of an organisation and acting as a trusted advisor to senior leadership Commitment to driving progress against the SCUK’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy and the Executive Leadership Team’s anti-racism commitments Coaching and influencing skills, ideally with experience managing a small, hands-on team Discretion in dealing with confidential information. To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents. Ways of Working: Remote First – This role can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month). Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working and part-time options for this position at interview. Please note: To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications. Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think. We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.