Internal Communications Officer

  • Job Reference: 104943
  • Date Posted: 24 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £31,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Marketing and Communications
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Fixed Term Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you passionate about engaging and inspiring people to do their best work for an amazing cause?

Join our Internal Comms team and you’ll be working with a fantastic group of people to deliver an Internal Comms and Staff Engagement programme for Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity.

Following a period of internal change and the launch of our new organisational strategy, this fixed-term position has been created to help us ensure that our internal communications focus is aligned with our new structure and the charity’s strategic goals.

It’s an exciting opportunity to identify and deliver creative new ways of working for our team.

You’ll play an important role in improving our staff experience, connecting colleagues with each other and with our cause, and helping us to deliver our vision of transforming the lives of seriously ill children.

Activities range from managing our intranet and online engagement channels to writing compelling content, delivering online, in-person and hybrid events, and working with teams across the charity to implement communications plans for key organisational and team initiatives.

About the Team

This role sits within our Communications team, part of the Charity’s Marketing and Communications Directorate, which also includes our Digital and Brand Marketing teams. You will report to the Internal Communications Manager.

As well as being a proactive member of this team, you will work with stakeholders across the charity (particularly our People Team) to help them promote their work, celebrate success, and identify their information needs. Our Internal Communications function also works closely with the Internal Communications team at Great Ormond Street Hospital to promote their news to charity colleagues, and to identify and share best practice.

About You

A natural communicator, you will be able to manage and prioritise a varied workload, will be willing to take a creative approach to addressing communications challenges, and can quickly build positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the charity.

You will have exceptional writing, editing and proof-reading skills, and will be comfortable learning and working with a variety of communications channels, tools and systems. The ideal candidate will also have:

  • A proven ability to identify key messages and write compelling content
  • A proactive approach to relationship-building
  • A passion for finding creative solutions to complex challenges

About the Charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

Our approach to hybrid working

This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.

How to Apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.

Closing date: 8th December.

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