This is an exciting opportunity to work with a creative and vibrant team in the heart of a modern organisation. Working to the Head of Internal Communications, you will be responsible for developing and delivering communication and engagement activities to support the transformation programme of Companies House. You will be able to bring the programme to life by connecting with people and using your creativity to inspire others.
Our transformation journey is a 3-year programme starting in April 2018. Our vision is that:
• Our customers benefit from seamless digital services inside and out • Our data is reliable, accessible and trusted and there is a balance between transparency and privacy in the best interests of customers and the economy • Our people have richer and more rewarding jobs • Our culture encourages people to be inquisitive, challenging and not to accept second best • Our leaders are inspirational role models for our future state and live our values
Reporting to the Head of Internal Communications, the Transformation Communication Lead will work in partnership with the Internal Communications Team and the Transformation change programme lead. You’ll shape and deliver a consistent narrative for Companies House ensuring our staff understand the value, importance and impact of @CH Change. This is an exciting and important role driving forward cultural change across Companies House.
Main Duties • Work with key stakeholders including Senior Responsible Owners, Project Managers, Project Boards, Internal Communications and HR to develop narratives articulating to staff the value and impact of change and translating our vision into reality • Develop and deliver communications plans and engagement activities involving Companies House staff at all levels and in all locations in change • Providing key stakeholders with feedback and promoting the employee voice • Taking a coaching approach to lead and enthuse managers and others to embed the Transformational Change programme
Key skills required • Excellent communications skills – written and verbal– writing copy, plans, reports and creating engaging content • Creativity to inspire others • Plan, pilot and evaluate communication and engagement activities to achieve agreed objectives • Building collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders • Commissioning content from other teams and individuals to tell the story of our change • You will be ready to challenge and use coaching skills to influence others • Excellent organisational skills • Experience of communicating change on a change programme, preferably a people change
We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Ideas: Develop communication plans, considering resources and budgets. Identify risks and plan mitigating actions.
Impact: Assess the effectiveness of internal communication and act on staff feedback to ensure communication is timely, relevant and meets the needs of the business and internal audiences.
Collaborating and Partnering Establish relationships with a range of stakeholders to support delivery of business outcomes.
Making effective decisions Empower team members to make decisions. Invite challenge and where appropriate involve others in decision making to help build engagement and present robust recommendations.
Seeing the big picture Be alert and act on emerging issues and trends which might impact or benefit own and team’s work.
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Companies House looks after its staff and this is reflected in the benefits we are able to offer. We recognise our staff are integral towards our success and this is rewarded through a competitive salary, 30 days annual leave (based on full time hours) and a very generous pension scheme. Staff are individually rewarded for their work by way of Chief Executive and Directorate Awards. A Corporate Efficiency Award for all staff is available which is dependent on the organisations performance and efficiencies made throughout the financial year. We pride ourselves on offering a quality work life balance for our staff. To provide this balance we offer flexible working, mobile working, and a childcare vouchers scheme. We look after the wellbeing of our staff. There is access to an Employee Assistance Programme and free eye tests. We also have a range of social benefits. There is access to a discounted gymnasium, and membership of the Civil Service Sports and Social Club as well as an in-house choir. Other benefits of working at Companies House include: Free car parking Training and development Companies House staff discount scheme