Internal Communications Executive

Internal Communications Executive

Location:
Haywards Heath or Manchester
Salary:
Up to £30,000 depending on experience
Department:
People JFG
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
 

Are you looking for a new career with a fast-growing, dynamic company? Well look no further! We need an Internal Communication Executive to join our People team in Salford Quays, Manchester or Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

You’ll be responsible for implementing the internal communications plan, including creating timely, targeted and compelling content to ensure colleagues feel informed and motivated. You'll help shape internal communications activities and utilise different channels to deliver impactful communications.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:

  • Be educated to degree level, with qualifications in English, business or communications being preferable

  • Have demonstrable first-class experience in drafting, proof-reading and editing skills, and be able to write and produce compelling and engaging content under pressure and at short notice, while maintaining strong attention to detail

  • Be a driven individual with strong relationship building skills who can manage partnerships at all levels

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide proactive support to the Internal Communications team to deliver a comprehensive communications strategy and plan
  • Support the implementation of the overall communication plan including building effective relationships with internal teams to help drive engagement, educate and inspire colleagues
  • Write, edit and proof copy across all channels, including email, intranet and our weekly newsletter, ensuring that it’s appropriate for the channel and in line with our brand and tone of voice
  • Support with planning and managing internal events, including both company-wide and regional events that support the overall communication plans and product launches
  • You may also work  on a range of projects and initiatives ranging from employee programs, culture and ESG initiatives through to IT/regulatory/business change projects.
  • Create and maintain processes that reflect the culture, protect the company in terms of insurance/health and safety/PR and report back on all ROI
  • Review and report on the effectiveness of internal communication channels
  • Assist with compiling and designing presentations
  • Support with managing relationships with local community partners
  • Provide support to the Culture and Engagement team as and when required
  • Own local ticket allocation processes
  • Support with outreach activity to provide a calendar of local volunteering opportunities and monitor attendance

Job-specific competencies

Experience & knowledge

  • Strong knowledge and background in an internal communications role
  • Educated to degree level, qualifications in English, business or communications preferable
  • Good understanding of Adobe Creative Suite and working knowledge of Sharepoint

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Excellent creative written and spoken skills and feel confident writing for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong proof-reading and editing skills, with the ability to write and produce compelling and engaging content under pressure and at short notice, while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Highly organised and proactive - able to juggle and prioritise a busy workload
  • Professional and calm under pressure
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver

Behaviours

  • Enthusiastic, can-do attitude and willingness to take on new challenges
  • Collaborative approach, working as one team with the wider internal communications team
  • Able to anticipate next steps and proactive in taking actions to address them
  • A strong relationship builder who can manage partnerships at all levels
  • An outgoing, and driven individual
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

What can we do for you?


We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

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Benefits

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

If it’s your birthday or you just fancy some me-time, get an extra day off for whatever you want.

Holiday Extra

We give you two opportunities each year to buy or sell up to five days of holiday.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.