Rethink Mental Illness
Senior Internal Communications Officer Salary: £30,734.05 to £32,911.34 per annum (including London Weighting) Location: London – you will have flexibility to work two days from our London office and from home Contract: Full time 35hrs per week, permanent Interview date: Friday 3 February (in-person interview) Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity? Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference? Join our Campaigns and Communications team here at Rethink Mental Illness! Our Campaigns and Communications team offers coaching, advice and support to all parts of the charity, including senior managers and Executive team. We develop and implement internal communication plans and create resources to support the charity to achieve its strategic goals. We assist colleagues to use internal communication channels effectively and gather feedback that helps us improve and refine these channels. We showcase and celebrate staff achievements, particularly those that relate to our strategy and values. How will you make a difference? It is an exciting time for our internal communications function. In August we launched our new Workplace platform that connects colleagues from across the charity and empowers them to share news and updates. In addition to supporting colleagues to maximise the potential of our Workplace platform, you will support the delivery of updates from our Executive team and Senior Management team through emails and town hall meetings. We are also building a knowledge hub which will replace our staff intranet. As a Senior Internal Communications Officer, you will also work closely with colleagues and teams across the charity. You will act as a first point of contact for the internal communication needs of colleagues, supporting departments to deliver key communications to staff in a planned way. You will be on the lookout for new and innovative ways to expand and improve our communication channels. At all times you will also be on the lookout for great stories from across the charity that showcase and celebrate good practice and increase staff engagement. What are we looking for? excellent writing skills with the ability to turn complex material into succinct, engaging copy proactive and committed to developing a career in internal communications creative and innovative, with a good eye for design confident to share ideas in meetings and by email strong interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and support colleagues to identify and achieve their internal communication aims project management skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities. Don’t meet all requirements? If the role sounds exciting to you but your experience, skills or qualifications don’t exactly match every single requirement, we would still encourage you to apply, you may be just the right person for our position! Caring for our people. We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include: PULSE – your rewards, wellbeing, and benefits platform. Providing access to thousands of discounts and benefits including cashback; reloadable cards; savings etc. Wellbeing support: Our Wellbeing hub that gives physical, and mental health support. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments Taking time for you: we work flexibly -you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off. Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme. Structured Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way. £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Diversity is important to us and we appreciate difference through difference, inclusiveness and belonging. It gives us a deeper understanding of the world, our society and the diverse communities we’re working with. By including everyone, we are able to draw on the unique experiences and expertise of our people to help shape and enrich our workplace and improve our services. One way we are doing is through our valued staff networks which play a critical and highly valued role in keeping us focused on creating a diverse, inclusive and engaged employer. We recognise and support staff networks for our Black, Asian and minority ethnic and our LGBTQIA+ colleagues. We are also proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status and are a signatory to the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Becoming a truly anti-racist organisation We have an ambition of become a truly anti-racist employer, campaigning organisation and service provider – and in our efforts to influence policy and wider societal factors impacting on mental health set out in our anti-racist statement . We have designed a multi-year anti-racist programme of work contained in our Race Equality Action Plan which demonstrate our intention to hold ourselves accountable and be judged on our progress on becoming a truly anti-racist organisation. We therefore actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning), Intersex and (asexual) (LGBTQIA+), people with a disability, and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.