Communications Manager

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Marketing, PR
Region:
South East
Location:
Ashford
Salary:
£29,000 to £31,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£Competitive
Posted:
19/02/2019
Recruiter:
Sodexo
Job Ref:
SDX/TP/RF18071/KT

HMP Bronzefield have a great opportunity for an experienced Communications Manager to join their team.

You will be required to develop and deliver communication strategies and plans that are aligned to the global Sodexo Justice strategy, to inform and engage staff and stakeholders. You will also provide advice, guidance and support to Directors, Senior Management and Line managers on communication and engagement techniques and best practice.

If you are passionate about employee engagement, have proven experience of working within communications and would like the chance to work within this unique environment this is great opportunity for you.

Awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People, HMP YOI Bronzefield focuses on providing needs-based services and programmes aimed at rehabilitating and maintaining the well-being of prisoners. HMP YOI Bronzefield is an all female prison that can hold up to 527 women.

Sodexo Justice delivers custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within England, Scotland and Wales and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.
Package description£Competitive salary

23 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

Performance related bonus
Main responsibilities
Produce and deliver regional communication plans and campaigns to encourage employee engagement, raise awareness and understanding of Justice messages.
Manage existing and develop new local communication channels, to increase their use and ensure innovative, effective, timely and relevant delivery of messages.
Act as a communications ‘subject matter expert’ for local senior managers when planning / executing their own local initiatives, projects and objectives.
Provide content for Sodexo, Justice and regional communications, internally and externally, to promote our brand, manage our reputation and engage with our people, stakeholders and the public.
Support the development of senior management and line managers as communicators to ensure effective two-way communication with our people.
Take ownership of central delegated work packages by planning and controlling Sodexo corporate engagement initiatives.
Work collaboratively with relevant internal departments including other communication and engagement leads in Sodexo to provide consistency and alignment of communication plans and demonstrate best practice.

Ideal candidateEssential


Proven track record of developing and delivering engagement and communication plans and campaigns
Experience of working in a complex, operational environment
Understanding of the importance of effective communication and employee engagement
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster good working relationships, providing advice, guidance and support at all levels in the organisation
Flexibility to adapt plans as priorities move and change track
Aware of the importance of brand reputation and how to carefully manage good and bad news, on a local level.
Experience of working across a broad range of communication channels, both on and offline
To confidently present ideas to senior managers and act as a knowledgeable resource
Written work to be of a high standard


Desirable


Confidence in persuading and influencing internal stakeholders
Professional qualifications in the communications field
To confidently present to all levels in the business and large audiences

About the companySodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

Contact Details:
Sodexo
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor
Email:

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