Communications Lead London

Communications Lead London

Contract value:£51,000 – £100,000. Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Communication’s Lead to contract for 9 months to work within their London team.

Reference number: CIPHERL00451

Deadline date:27/06/2012

Contract value:£51,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Capita Resourcing


Description of the contract

Background Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Communication’s Lead to contract for 9 months to work within their London team. This is an excellent opportunity to someone looking for a challenge, as well as the chance to be involved in major change activities. You will support work to raise to engagement levels through various communications channels; develop stakeholder management plans, establish working relations with appropriate stakeholder networks, providing progress reporting and management briefing to the Chief Information Officer and Head of Strategy, Planning and Operations. Main Duties/ Responsibilities * Liaise with stakeholders / customers to provide support, advice and guidance on engagement * Prepare material to facilitate effective and efficient communication of key messages to support the ICT business and strategy * Support improvement in the ICT intranet * Work closely with the Corporate Communications, managers, and others to ensure the smooth design, implementation and delivery of engagement activity * Effective management of communications to support the clients wider ICT business plan, particularly process improvement, professionalism and stakeholder engagement Outputs/ Deliverables to be achieved * Development of specific communication products as required (eg. guides, desk aids, training materials, PowerPoint presentations etc) * Support development of strategy for the clients ICT intranet * Establish working relations with appropriate stakeholder networks to support the engagement and communications approach * Draft articles for various in-house and external newsletters and journals and intranet content * Provide communications support to ICT improvement managers, including the process improvement initiative and professionalism programme * Manage internal communications within the team * Manage reputation and crisis management * Support training workshops and the production of training materials * Progress reporting and management briefing * Contribute to the arrangements and attend meetings with stakeholders Skills/ Experience Required ESSENTIAL * Demonstrate strong customer focus and be able to take personal responsibility for delivering a range of communications products, ensuring appropriate follow through and delivery * Experience of managing intranet activities / processes * Excellent written and verbal communications skills and able to translate complex technical information into simple and easy to understand messages DESIRABLE * Good interpersonal and networking skills with ability to influence at all levels in a large and diverse group. * Capable of forming strong relationships and working in partnership across boundaries * Recent experience of working in significant organisational change * Willingness to be proactive and work on own initiative with a ‘can do’ delivery orientated attitude; capable of organising staff events, developing presentations, identifying opportunities to showcase the Directorate’s work * Ability to work as part of a team to deliver outcomes to tight deadlines * Ability to adapt quickly to changing environments Additional Information – You need to have a sound understanding of the principles of employee engagement – Understand business strategy and business /communications plans – You will be responsible for implementing measurement criteria as part of the communications plan – Digital experience is desirable




Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Estimated length of contract: 9 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Sarah Prodywus

Organisation name Capita Resourcing

Address , SL6 1DP

Is outside UK No


Extension number:


How to apply

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