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Assistant Communications Business Partner

Employer
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
Bristol Harbourside, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

End Date
Tuesday 28 May 2024

Salary Range
£38,295 - £42,550

We support flexible working - click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working, Job Share, Reduced Hours

Job Description Summary
Do you have a passion for finding and sharing stories? Are you curious, creative and organised? Does news and current affairs interest you? If so, we have a brilliant opportunity to join the Group Corporate Affairs team, supporting Consumer Relationships.

Job Description
  • JOB TITLE: Assistant Communications Business Partner
  • LOCATIONS: Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Halifax or Edinburgh
  • SALARY: £38,295 - £42,550
  • HOURS: Full Time
  • WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in an office site.


Do you have a passion for finding and sharing stories? Are you curious, creative and organised? Does news and current affairs interest you? If so, we have a brilliant opportunity to join the Group Corporate Affairs team, supporting Consumer Relationships.

Are you a curious, creative, and organised individual with a passion for finding and sharing stories? Do you have a keen curiosity about news, current affairs, and the world of consumer retail banking? If so, we have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our Group Corporate Affairs team as an Assistant Communications Business Partner.

In this role, you'll be part of the Consumer Business Partner team, supporting Consumer Relationships - home of our leading mobile app, brilliant customer brands, new propositions and our branch network. As an integral member of our team, you'll have the chance to collaborate with leaders, develop engaging communications, and contribute to our organisation's growth and purpose.

Are you ready to embark on an adventure where each day brings new opportunities and creative challenges, read on!

What your day looks like:

Imagine starting your day with a hot cup of coffee and a brainstorming session with your Consumer Business Partnering colleagues. Together, you discuss upcoming initiatives, growth stories, and essential communication opportunities. You feel encouraged as you share ideas and insights, knowing that you're telling impactful stories that build pride in the Group.

Next, you dive into crafting an engaging agenda for an broadcast that will debut to thousands of colleagues. You work closely with leaders, understanding their vision and translating it into a captivating storyline. With your excellent attention to detail, you ensure that the flow of the broadcast is flawless, coaching speakers on their presentation style and incorporating visual elements that will make everyone sit up and pay attention!

In the afternoon, you meet with a key collaborator to discuss a new proposition we’re going to deliver to our customers. With your inquisitive nature, you ask thought-provoking questions that uncover the business objectives and desired outcomes. Armed with this information, you collaborate with the media relations and social media teams to develop a plan that not only delivers strong media coverage on TV and print, but also aligns with the strategic vision and the Group’s customer-centric approach.

Throughout the day, you engage with lots of teams across the Group, including creative agencies and technical authorities. You thrive in a collaborative environment, demonstrating your excellent communication skills to build strong relationships and keep everyone aligned on objectives and expectations.

As the day winds down, you take a moment to reflect on the impact of your work. You feel a sense of fulfilment knowing that your creativity, organisational skills, and passion for storytelling have helped shape compelling narratives that resonate with our audience and elevate our brands.

As a small team with a broad and ranging remit, there will be lots of opportunities for stretch and development.

What we need from you

  • Ability to seek out a phenomenal story that shows how we’re growing with purpose and replay or elevate this so more people hear it
  • Collaborative and comfortable working with a range of collaborators
  • Experience of delivering communications through a range of channels
  • Phenomenal attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experienced in using Viva Engage suite, in particular Teams Live and Yammer
  • A passion for news and current affairs, with an interest in financial services an advantage


Role and responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with colleagues across Lloyds Banking Group consumer businesses to develop growth stories and essential communication opportunities.
  • Craft engaging integrated plans for colleague and external engagement.
  • Capture feedback from internal colleagues, analyse feedback, and summarise key themes for senior leaders.
  • Meet with stakeholders to understand their media plans, objectives, and business aims, and collaborate with the media relations team to develop communication strategies.
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to ensure the smooth execution of projects and maintain alignment on objectives.
  • Reflect on the impact of your work, knowing that your creativity and storytelling skills have elevated our brand and resonated with our audience


About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our colleagues to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 28 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A variety of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies


Do you want to do amazing work, that’s exciting and makes a difference to millions of people. Join our journey!

We're driven by a clear purpose; helping Britain prosper. Our colleagues are passionate about making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve.

Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where everyone is able to make a real difference!

If you're excited by the thought of becoming part of our team, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.


At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

Company

We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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