EO Internal Communications Assistant Officer

  • Permanent
  • London
  • Applications have closed

Department for International Trade

Role Purpose

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in a high-profile government communications environment? If you’re a motivated self-starter with a flair for delivering high profile communications, able to flex quickly between the strategic planning and tactical delivery and are politically astute, we want to hear from you!

The Department for International Trade (DIT), created in July 2016, is at the heart of the UK’s requirement to secure a better deal for the UK as it negotiates a successful exit from the EU, and establishes new relationships with other countries around the globe. DIT’s mission is to help businesses export, drive investment, open up markets and champion free trade to achieve our vision of a UK that trades its way to prosperity, stability and security.

With over 3,700 people based in 108 countries, the department is building a first class communications function and the Internal Communications and Engagement team is central to communicating and engaging with our people across the world.

About the Team

The Internal Communications and Engagement team sits within DIT’s Communication Directorate, a fast paced, high profile environment where you will enjoy a varied and fulfilling range of work, such as supporting staff engagement events and high profile internal creative campaigns.

About the Role

We are looking for a talented, motivated, collaborative and creative communications professional to join our dynamic internal communications team. You will have a can-do attitude and excellent relationship management skills, ready to work closely with partners across the business.

Key Responsibilities

• Support the creation and evaluation of compelling content and campaigns across all internal communications channels to help DIT become an outstanding organisation where people are proud to work, aligned with DIT’s internal communication and wider communication strategies

• Use audience insight to segment and target different audiences as part of the campaigns and planning process

• Support employee engagement through the planning and organisation of face to face events and other channels to promote two way engagement

• Draft and publish compelling and engaging content for digital and other DIT corporate communications channels

• Recommend and use a range of creative content tools to produce high quality content, including video, infographics and photography

• To develop an effective working relationship with partners across DIT, collaborating with key stakeholders and the wider internal communications team to engage staff in the UK and overseas with our departmental priorities

• Provide clear, professional internal communications advice and support the professionalisation of internal communications

Person Specification

A creative and proactive professional with experience of, or a strong interest, in communications, and particularly internal communications. A confident individual who can write well, manage multiple projects, and hit the ground running with a ‘can do’ approach.

Experience of communicating with overseas audiences would be desirable.


Degree or equivalent experience

We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Delivering at pace
Seeing the big picture
Communications – Insight: Core
Communications – Ideas: Core
Communications – Implementation: Core
Communications – Impact: Core
Civil Service Competency Framework


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

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