Description of the Business Line or Department
The Communication department of Societe Generale UK is responsible for ensuring:
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:
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:
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.
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