Communications Manager, Maternity Cover, Fixed Term Contract

Fixed term contract|London|Communication / Marketing

Communications Manager, Maternity Cover, Fixed Term Contract

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Fixed term contract
  • Communication / Marketing


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, this diverse role encompasses internal and external communications, focused on driving and supporting SG Group values and strategic priorities, ranging from staff engagement, to brand profiling and sponsorships, and working with business divisions on a cross-business basis.

The role reports to 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 nine people, the Corporate Engagement Manager’s main responsibilities are:

  • Corporate Communication
    • Build on the “sense of belonging” across the UK business to help promote and drive staff engagement initiatives, working alongside the wider UK communications team, CSR and HR teams, amongst others.  You will manage the communication needs of the support functions (incl. Recruitment & HR), with a main focus on internal communications and staff engagement. The role will lead on a high-profile projects focussed on driving the right culture within the bank – in particular leading on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion communications.  You will also manage the communications for our very active employee networks (Gender, Pride & Allies, BeMe – Race Equity, and The Way – for our younger employees). And you will lead on the development of our annual recruitment campaign leveraging our external channels. You will also manage our Glassdoor profile including quarterly reporting on our impact. You will work with suppliers for creative support to deliver campaigns and need to be able to gain approvals within a matrix structure.
  • Branding & Advertising
    • In collaboration with Group Brand, coordination and ‘policing’ of all brand use across the UK and responsible for the occasional requirement to develop external UK advertising campaigns. You will be the main point of contact for the business lines in this area.
  • Corporate Partnerships
    • You will help support and drive SG’s brand positioning in the UK through sponsorship initiatives, and leverage from our cultural values, namely the arts, classical music and rugby (incl Rugby World Cup 2023).

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.

The role covers both internal communication and external communication, however is more heavily weighted to internal 80%/20%.

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

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 identity.

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, 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: 230004YY
  • Entity: SG CIB
  • Starting date: 2023/04/24
  • Publication date: 2023/02/21