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Internal Communications Manager

Internal Communications Manager

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Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy – and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Communications and Corporate Affairs team strives to be a gold-standard team, enabling purpose-led conversations, true to our character. Reporting directly to the Leadership Team, the team advises the firm on external and internal communications programmes. This includes a communications programme for our Managing Partner, strategic announcements, PR campaigns and internal communications campaigns to drive behaviour change. Because we know that great ideas can come from anywhere, you can be sure you’ll be heard and have the chance to make a real impact. You’ll be supported to build your career, but also to be yourself in the office. You’ll be rewarded with a great work-life balance and a career with real purpose.

We’ll help you succeed

We’re looking for an Internal Communications Manager within our firmwide Internal Communications team. This role will develop and deliver Leadership & Strategy communications and engagement activity, working closely with the Leadership Team and the Partnership Office. This role is at the heart of the firmwide team and is instrumental in delivering our firmwide programme of activity.

In this role you’ll:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the firm’s vision, strategy and internal communications and engagement approach
  • Play a key role in supporting a leadership transition programme – understand and help to deliver Managing Partner and Leadership Team communications and visibility programme.
  • Manage Partner Listening Events and take ownership for Leadership & Strategy collateral.
  • Lead on events for the Managing Partner.
  • Play driving role in delivery of strategic content for national leaders’ conferences.
  • Advise and guide the Partnership Office and key stakeholders in developing and delivering their communications programmes.
  • Support the firmwide internal comms team in the development of the firm-wide communications strategy and plan, feeding into the firm’s Storyboard and advising on firmwide sequencing.
  • Understand how to effectively operate a comprehensive channel matrix, including digital campaigns.
  • Ensure regular and timely metrics are in place and share and use insights to evolve future plans.

You’ll be someone with:

  • Experience in designing and implementing internal communications strategies and plans
  • Experience of developing and delivering an internal communications programme to support leadership transition or a leadership visibility programme
  • Proven track record in delivering effective communications programmes that produce tangible results or change
  • A passion in high quality, effective and creative communications that drive behaviour change and/or educate the audience
  • A thorough understanding of the internal communications channel mix, with experience of communications technologies and channels (for example, SharePoint, Viva Engage)
  • Excellent diplomacy and negotiation skills to deal with colleagues, building trust and rapport to motivate others
  • Relationship building experience
  • A motivation for working collaboratively with a variety of teams to achieve success for the firm overall
  • Initiative in drafting first communications, starting new projects and seeking innovative solutions to complex challenges
  • Demonstrable project management skills to help others deliver their communications plans
  • Discretion and trustworthy in dealing in confidential information
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with excellent copywriting, copy editing and proofreading skills
  • Flexibility in times of ambiguity or conflicting deadlines
  • Experience of working to deadlines, even with competing tasks
  • A commitment to ongoing learning and curious to develop new or existing skills or learn about new (digital) channel opportunities

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

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