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Colleague Communications Lead - 12 months fixed term

Skipton Principle Office, The Bailey
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AP
United Kingdom

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, flexible working options available to be agreed with the successful candidate

Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience

Job Introduction

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, fun team who work with every area of the Society. The Colleague Communications Lead will help colleagues to engage with Society-wide key messages and identify the best way to communicate them. The role will also involve enabling senior leaders to take the
initiative on communications relating to their area, supporting them with consultancy advice. This role presents a fantastic opportunity to contribute towards the strategy and direction of the Colleague Communications team whilst helping to connect colleagues to the Society, our customers and to each other.

Main Responsibilities

You will contribute to the review and development of a framework of communications channels that will empower colleagues to take more ownership of communication as well as ensure the right messages are shared via the right channels at the right time. You will help to shape the objectives and content for large scale engagement events and work with key stakeholders to develop communications and engagement programmes for significant projects, initiatives and announcements.

As well as shaping plans, you will also deliver communications and be able to translate information into clear and relevant content through a range of different communications channels that help bring
messages to life. You will be focussed on continuous improvement and use insight, data and feedback to evaluate the success of the communications you deliver.<.span>

Ideal Candidate

With experience in a communications or employee engagement role, candidates will bring knowledge to draw on as well as be connected to internal communications industry best practice. We need people who have a passion for understanding different communication channels and also understanding the different audiences within the Society. The ability to build strong relationships built on trust will be key. 

You will be curious and have an interest in new and different ways of communicating. Experience of using filming and editing equipment is desirable as video is one of the primary ways we help connect colleagues to key messages. However; this is not essential as development will be provided.  The ability to self-organise and work in a fast paced environment, managing several projects and communications at one time is important. You will be a great communicator with the ability to influence and collaborate with key stakeholders across the business to ensure their messages fit our wide ranging audiences.

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Package Description

In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

  • Competitive Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Company paid life assurance scheme
  • Company paid Group Income Protection scheme 
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Trading Scheme to buy/sell extra days)
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Volunteering days
  • Colleague discounts at a range of UK wide retailers, including holidays, restaurants, fashion, days out and more. Accessible via an online platform and mobile app.
  • Discounts/cashback on selected products and services
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diverse culture

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.