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Communications Manager

Employer
BAE Systems
Location
Barrow-In-Furness
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Job Details

Job Title: Communications Manager

Location: Barrow-In-Furness/Frimley

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

Providing professional advice and counsel, to help influence the delivery of strategic business priorities

Providing support to directors and senior leaders

Leading the delivery of impactful employee communications campaigns

Devising communications strategies and plans for the Submarines business

Be a part of the Communications s leadership team to help coordinate and manage communication planning and delivery

Working with HR colleagues, devise strategies and plans to improve employee engagement, helping to lead and develop skills and capability within the Communications team

Support leaders to effectively engage and communicate with their teams, supporting reputation management within the specific requirements of the role (including media relations as appropriate)

Support the delivery of effective business continuity and crisis management/change and transformation initiatives across the business

Play a significant role in working effectively across communication teams within Sectors, Lines of Business and/or Group

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

Experience of dealing with senior stakeholders with a strong customer focus and the ability to communicate with people at all levels effectively

Expert knowledge of core communications principles, techniques and skills

Ability to translate Business Strategy into action for people agendas, creating winning solutions and output for the business

Verifiable evidence of people/team leadership abilities

Desirable:

Experience of people management or leading small teams

Experience of operating within a customer environment

Understanding of the Markets in which BAE System operates as well as its competitors

Benefits:

You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Communications Function team:

The Communications Manager will provide strategic advice and direction to support the delivery of BAE Systems' submarine programmes. In this role you'll develop engaging and creative content, to help motivate and inspire a workforce of c13,500 employees. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on the Dreadnought Programme, a multi-billion pound complex programme. You will play a key role in the programme outcomes team, with the opportunity to engage with stakeholders across the public and private sector, helping to shape and deliver our communications approach.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, who are BAE Systems employees and have been in their current role for 12 months or longer.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation

Closing Date: 25th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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Company

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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