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Communications Associate

BAE Systems
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Job title: Communications Associate

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

Salary: £37,000 - £45,000 depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Presenting complex messages in a simple way across a range of mediums/communications channels
  • Supporting the delivery of the Communications Business Plan, ensuring timely, accurate and effective delivery of services
  • Building effective and robust communications networks through stakeholder relationship management
  • Acting as a point of contact for the Communications team
  • Arranging/managing simple Communications events, engaging key stakeholders to provide an event within agreed budgets
  • Ensuring all value adding Corporate Internal Communications guidelines are adopted across all business internal communications as appropriate
  • Your skills and experiences:


  • Competent writer / journalist
  • Show evidence of delivering results and meeting customer requirements
  • Understanding of effective communications practices and channels
  • Desirable:

  • Understand core principals and techniques of marketing communications
  • Defence sector knowledge
  • IPR of CIM qualified
  • Digital and videography skills
  • A level of education within a communication related discipline or considerable work experience in an appropriate role
  • 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 team:

    You'll be joining a small, new, friendly, and enthusiastic team which places high value on support and collaboration. The work is fast-paced, and you will be encouraged to think creatively, push yourself and jump into a wide variety of communications activities. We are at the heart of our business and work hard to foster close working relationships with our stakeholders, offering you the chance to gain good exposure across the business and the opportunity to network.

    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.

    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: 26th 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.


    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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