Southeastern Railway are seeking an Internal Communications Manager based in Blackfriars for a 9 month maternity cover contract.
Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex. We also run the UK's only high speed train service on our 'Javelin' trains with a top speed of 140 mph.
Just over 4,000 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:
- We care passionately about our people and our passengers
- We make the difference together
- We aim to be the best
Purpose of the Role
We are seeking an Internal Communications Manager to join our team based in Blackfriars for a 9 month maternity cover contract.
As an Internal Communications Manager you will work closely with the Senior Internal Communications Manager and the wider business to develop and deliver a variety of communications plans which will support internal campaigns designed to achieve employee engagement and business objectives.
This will include leading on identifying and creating content for our news channel, as well as communications for our employee survey and D&I initatives.
You will be a self starter who is tenacious and can evidence strong project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications
To excel in this position you will need to demonstrate the following:
- Proven track record in assisting in the delivery of successful communication campaigns
- Journalistic skills and good PR judgement – with a good eye for a story
- Strong background in internal communications and engagement
- Experience in planning and producing communication and publicity material
- Proven ability to present complex material in a simple, understandable way
- Experience of project management, time management and meeting deadlines
- Excellent copy writing & proof reading skills
- Understanding of print production process and design
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Strong grasp of new technology
- Strategic thinking ability
Based from our Head Office in Blackfriars you will be required to work 37 hours per week. There will also be an on-call requirement on a rota basis (one week in every eight).
Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.
As well as a generous salary, we offer an impressive benefits package which includes a Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme, Private Healthcare and free travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services. After a qualifying period, you can also look forward to reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services – benefits which extend to family members
You’ll receive a generous annual holiday entitlement and access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our ‘Benefits for You’ scheme.
If you like what you’ve read here and think you are the person we’re looking for then we’d like to hear from you.
As part of our recruitment process you will complete a series of aptitude tests, and undergo a medical and drugs/alcohol screening, prior to employment.
Southeastern welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve
All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation.
This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.
Note: Southeastern has a zero tolerance policy on the misuse of drugs and alcohol by employees, therefore you will be required to attend a medical assessment and undergo a Drugs and Alcohol Screening prior to joining Southeastern. If you fail the drugs and alcohol screening or refuse to take the test, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.