Communications and Events Manager

Fixed term contract|London|Marketing / Communication

Communications and Events Manager

London, United Kingdom Fixed term contract Marketing / Communication


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Communication department of Societe Generale UK is responsible for ensuring:

  • The definition of the Communication strategy in the UK, in line with Societe Generale group Communication.
  • The promotion of Societe Generale’s brand, culture, values, and business expertise in the UK.
  • The support of its business activities, principally in Financing & Advisory, Global Market and Investment Services, Wealth and Asset Management.

The Communication team is organised around 2 pillars:
• Thought Leadership
• Corporate Engagement

Brand, Sponsorship, Internal Communications, Events and CSR are part of the Corporate Engagement pillar. The Thought Leadership pillar includes Media Relations, Editorial and Business Line communication partners.
Summary of the key purposes of the role

Working within a very busy Corporate Engagement team, the Communications & Events Manager will split their time between managing the end to end delivery of internal staff events, including budget management and success measurement, and the creation of all their associated internal communications. 

Any additional time would be spent working on other employee communications and/or managing the delivery of client events.

The role reports into the Head of Corporate Engagement.

Summary of responsibilities 

The Corporate Communications function in Societe Generale UK consists of 16 people. Within the Corporate Engagement team of 8 people, the Communications and Events Manager’s main responsibilities are:

Event Management

The scope of responsibility includes planning, co-ordination and execution of events in alignment with and supporting the Societe Generale corporate strategy and business priorities.

You will be project managing events, mainly internal staff engagement but could also include external client events, working as part of the Communications and Events teams. Main responsibilities include:

  • Management of the end to end events process, including concept creation and proposal document, onsite delivery and post-event debrief including measurement evaluation and recommendation proposals for improvement.
  • Budget management
  • External supplier and agency management
  • Ensuring events are aligned with the company strategy and reflect company values and culture and protect our reputation.

Internal Communications (note while CV-19 context exists, this role will focus mainly on communications)

With each internal staff engagement event, this role will also be responsible for the internal communications plan and delivery to ensure maximum participation rates are achieved. Working with the wider communications team, you may need to engage an agency for creative support on the communications strategy and look and feel. You will also need to draft the supporting message and gain approvals within a matrix structure. In addition, your communications plan will need to be scheduled into our channel planner to ensure timely delivery and maximum impact within a busy calendar of staff messaging/engagement activities.

To be considered for this role, we’re looking for someone who has considerable experience of internal communications and staff engagement within complex organisations. You’ll have had extensive experience in creating and delivering high quality, high impact communication plans at large organisations. And of course, you’ll be an excellent writer who is not afraid to constructively challenge.

Level of autonomy and authority

The position reports to the Head of Corporate Engagement. It involves collaborating with other teams to support the delivery of a 360 communication approach.

Profile required


With a proven record in developing effective internal communications plans and delivering internal events as part of those plans, you will have a passion for staff engagement and event delivery.

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both written and oral
  • Excellent client focus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent planning/project management skills, ability to work on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Creative, innovative, and able to and enjoys thinking outside the box
  • Good technical understanding of communications
  • Knowledge of intranet management/development and content management systems would be good, or must have an interest to learn
  • Must be comfortable leading on projects, working independently while equally happy working collaboratively
  • Must be open to learning and taking on board constructive feedback
  • Must have a high EQ
  • Approachable, must have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Results driven, dynamic and open-minded
  • Proven experience of managing suppliers including on-site events agencies/suppliers
  • Ideally has experience within financial services


Minimum 10 years internal communications and event management experience


Degree level


Fluency in English – written and spoken.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 210000YV
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/03/08
Publication date: 2021/01/12