Communications Business Partner - Flexible Working Available

Home and office working reporting to Stratford office.
13 Oct 2020
11 Nov 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Due to COVID all staff are homeworking till further notice


Interviews will be held on:                         9th November 2020  

Are you a communications professional with experience of designing and delivering communications campaigns and activities that deliver results? Can you ensure effective coordination between the business and communications function by clarifying business strategies and plans and translating these into actionable communications objectives? If so, this is the role for you.

You will work as a business partner within our External Affairs team and provide communications support for our charitable L&Q Foundation and our dedicated care & support function, L&Q Living.

You will lead communications planning and oversee delivery of all aspects of internal and external communication to support these areas of the business. You will develop relationships and influence colleagues at every level of the organisation and work with colleagues in the Communications team to deliver campaigns and activities.

You will have experience of turning complex policy and initiatives into engaging copy for a variety of audiences. You will also have experience of developing and successfully pitching proactive media releases, and also experience of managing reactive press enquiries. In this role you will be responsible for delivering high quality internal communications about the L&Q Foundation and L&Q Living, and it is vital that you are able to manage multiple deadlines and competing demands.

Reporting to the Head of External Affairs, this is a key post within our talented External Affairs team. You will also work closely with our Corporate Communications team and our Strategic Brand and Marketing team, which make up the other parts of our communications function.

If you believe you have the qualities we are after then please apply without delay.             

COVID 19:L&Q have a dedicated pandemic response team reacting to the current situation. The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Safe requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility


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