Internal Communications Manager

Employer
Ashurst
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Mar 2022

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Vacancy Type
Marketing and Communications, Internal communications
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Department/Role overview:

We have an opportunity for a strategic, proactive, creative and highly organised communications professional to join our global internal communications team, based in London.

This role is responsible for the strategic oversight, planning and implementation of internal communications and employee engagement across our UK, EMEA and US offices.

Working closely with the global Head of Internal Communications and key stakeholders within the firm, you will play a crucial role in delivering the global internal communications strategy, and addressing the needs of the local offices within your portfolio.

You will implement tactical plans to increase employee engagement, leveraging a variety of communications channels and resources available to you within the firm.

Main responsibilities:

The role is responsible for:

  • Driving and leading internal communications for a variety of internal audiences and stakeholders across Ashurst's UK, EMEA & US offices.
  • Developing and executing internal campaigns to engage our people in our business strategy and priorities.
  • Supporting global internal communications campaigns as required.
  • Playing a key role in executing the global internal communications strategy.
  • Ensuring communications are aligned with Ashurst's vision, values and brand.
  • Utilising relevant channels and tools to ensure communications are targeted and meaningful.
  • Although the role has a UK/EMEA & US focus, you will have the opportunity to lead specific global communication initiatives and projects.

Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Design and execute communication campaigns and experiences that bring our people together in new and engaging ways.
  • Develop internal communication strategies and plans for internal audiences, to meet specified communication objectives.
  • Develop campaign narratives that support the firm's strategy, culture and vision.
  • Support the deployment of global programs by developing internal communications that inspire and drive awareness, participation and action, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Assemble, source and produce written and visual content for internal communication channels, including the intranet, regular newsletters and office town halls.
  • Ensure communication plans are clearly aligned to specific business objectives.
  • Ensure communication channels are relevant and impactful and add value.
  • Provide communication support and guidance to senior stakeholders, and advise on effective communication techniques.
  • Identify and resolve messaging or timing conflicts around communications.
  • Work across multiple projects creating a cohesive story for different audiences.
  • Coach and mentor an Internal Communications Executive based in Glasgow.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A passionate storyteller, always looking for new and interesting ways to engage employees on Ashurst's business priorities.
  • A strong writer that can adapt content to different mediums.
  • Eye for visuals and ability to create dynamic content.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Highly proactive.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Comfortable working with teams in different geographic locations and time zones.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, marketing or similar field.
  • Video and / or podcast production, including generating ideas for stories, and ability to brief suppliers to bring these to life.

Desired skills and experience:

  •  In-house experience in professional or financial services
  •  CMS and/or SharePoint experience

Company

Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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Telephone
+44 20 7638 1111
Location
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
London
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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