Internal Communications and Engagement Lead

University of Glasgow - Communications Office

Role Information
The University of Glasgow recently launched its Strategic Transformation Programme to support the delivery of our strategic ambitions as outlined in our Inspiring People Strategic Plan. The programme will invest in major business improvement, focusing on driving efficiency and effectiveness; identifying and eliminating duplication and waste; building a lean and agile culture and maximizing value from our resources. Projects will focus upon the adoption and application of a consistent and structured approach to the way that we work. The primary benefit of the programme will be an improved service and experience for staff and students.

We are seeking to recruit a highly experienced and influential communications professional with requisite expertise as Internal Communication & Engagement Lead. This role has been newly created to drive and deliver the communication and engagement imperatives of the transformation programme. The role will build upon the good progress made in the implementation of our Inspiring People strategy to date.

You will have a track record of experience in successfully managing and co-ordinating internal communication and engagement strategies and related plans for major change initiatives, with an appreciation of the benefits of a multi-targeted approach and an excellent understanding of the needs of different audience groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Glasgow at a time of major change. The successful candidate will be a highly articulate and experienced internal communications professional with superb influencing skills, a conscientious and self -motivated team player with charisma and flare, committed to delivering on organisational change.

An effective, inclusive and proactive internal communication and engagement strategy will be critical to the success of the programme. This will encompass a coherent action plan and its subsequent delivery in a way that actively engages and involves different staff and student audiences through a variety of media. Empowering and enabling our colleagues to think creatively to improve the way we work using plain and simple language together with the design and provision of regular opportunities for colleagues to contribute to the programme will be essential.

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Director of Communications & Public Affairs, the Internal Communication & Engagement Lead will be responsible for developing a comprehensive and effective internal communication and engagement strategy, a coherent action plan and priorities aligned with the Strategic Transformation Programme. Responsible for driving and delivering these plans, applying targeted and relevant approaches to internal communication, actively engaging and involving multiple internal audiences, both staff and student, and other stakeholders, through a range of media and approaches. Actively contribute to the success of the programme and our strategic ambitions, working closely and collaboratively with the Transformation Programme Team and the Communications & Public Affairs and Human Resources Services.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary is competitive, dependent upon experience, up to a maximum of £50,000.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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