Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.
A leading South African Financial Services Group is on the lookout for a passionate Senior Manager of Group Internal Communications to be based at either their Cape Town or Johannesburg offices. This exciting role sits at the hub of the Group’s operations that serves as the “glue” that keeps the Group together by providing strategic direction and support to all divisions assisting them in meeting their business objectives. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining a smart, hard-working internal communications strategy across the Group. This position will see you managing a super team of 4-5 staff members so someone with leadership skills is highly desirable.
Please note that only candidates who have previous experience working with a listed multinational organisation within the financial services industry will be considered. Great opportunity, not to be missed!
Develop and implement an internal communications strategy aligned to the Group Communications strategy
Develop and implement action plans as per the internal communications strategy, including employee engagement (including staff activations), staff volunteerism and brand ambassadorship
Alignment of internal communications across the Group Provide guidance and support to businesses across the Group on internal communications
Develop and manage channels to effectively communicate corporate messages to all staff in a manner that is understandable, credible and enables staff to provide input
Develop and manage close working relationships with relevant internal stakeholders
Monitor and evaluate the impact of the internal Communications strategy on reputation and brand amongst staff
Execute the Crisis Communications and Reputation management strategies as required (targeted at staff across the Group)
Knowledge management, including documenting case studies and best practice as well as alignment of external communications across the Group
Writing for and editing staff publications and overall management, including editing, of all Group internal media
Manage the Internal Communications budget
Team leadership: Manage the internal communications team, resources and service providers & Timely submission of management reports
Requirements The successful candidate must have/be:
Relevant Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Communication Science and/or Media Studies as major subjects
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in internal communication of which 5 years should be on a senior management level, preferably in a listed, Multinational organisation
Preferably some experience in a financial services company
Proven managerial skills
Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a Corporate Communications department
Change management experience
Experience in Internal Communications/employee engagement will be an advantage
Experience in reputation and/or perception management will be an advantage
Experience in new media platforms
Sound knowledge of internal communication
Journalism and communications
Basic financial and economic concepts
Writing, editing and photography
Publishing using various digital and traditional media platforms
Knowledge of internal communication trends, including impact evaluation/measurement tools
Able to build partnerships
Communication - strong English writing skills
Proficiency in other languages relevant to the Group – French/Portuguese/Afrikaans will be an advantage
Influencing / gaining commitment
Planning and organising skills
Formal presentation skills
Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Viv Gordon Placements (VGP) is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, public relations and publishing industries.
Posted on 13 Feb 09:19
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