Internal Communications Manager

Job Type IT
Marketing & Communications
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 24/6/2018
Vacancy Type
Salary £45,600 - £58,900
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

The Communications team here at The John Lewis Partnership are seeking applications for an IT Communications Manager to be based at our Head Office in London, Victoria (flexibility to visit our Head Office in Bracknell will also be required).

It will be your responsibility to drive and deliver communication initiatives which engage IT stakeholders at every level supporting the achievement of the IT strategy whilst ensuring the value of technology is understood across the Partnership. You will also play an active role in the broader Communications team and be expected to support core initiatives across the Partnership.

Job Requirements

This role will suit someone with a passion and energy for delivering effective communications. You'll need to have a good eye for both written and visual style and pay careful attention to detail. The successful candidate needs to be highly organised, able to work across different teams and functions empathetic to multiple priorities and have the ability to work creatively whilst also delivering to a plan.

It's an exciting time to join our team. There is currently a project in place to create an aligned and consistent approach to Internal Communications across Partnership IT. This work is being led by Group Communications and the successful candidate will need to work collaboratively on this project with the Senior Group Communications Partner leading this work.
Ultimately we are aiming to identify the most effective means to support to the IT senior leadership team conveying our strategy, change programmes and business as usual, driving Partner engagement.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

To be considered for this role, you must have the following experience/skills:
- Experience of shaping and sharing effective communications with a track record of originating new ideas and imaginative solutions.
- Self starter with the ability to hit the ground running from day one.
- Excellent stakeholder management - you will be working with senior stakeholders and managing / prioritising demands from multiple stakeholders.
- Experience of operating in fast paced and changing environments.
Ability to grasp complex concepts quickly and translate them into simple communications and plans.
- You will be a hands on solution driven/focused individual.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

Although not essential, the following skills/experience will be advantageous:
- Experience, working with others and delivering messages within a corporate context
- Experience of working with senior stakeholder groups
- Knowledge of business and communication trends, including opportunities presented by social medial and new technologies
- Experience of working in technology,or delivering technology projects

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