Associate Communication Consultant

Salary Description:
To £30, 000 plus benefits
Location Description:
City of London
Job Role:
Communications Consultant
Employment Type:
Full-time
Contract Type:
Permanent
Application Deadline:
Unspecified
Posted:
31st October 2018
Recruiter:
Jenson Fisher
Job Ref:
JFLR3110.2

Our client is a leading HR Management Consultancy seeking an Associate Communication Consultant. Ideally you will have graduated 2- 4 years ago and you may have been working in a consultancy or in-house in a benefits / reward analyst-related role. The area in which you would like to specialise is employee engagement in all things talent and reward. You will be technology savvy and up-to-date with social media movement and how to use it to purpose effectively. We’re looking for inspiration, big ideas, enthusiasm and confidence, with a hands-on, can-do attitude.

What we can provide

You will be working alongside the existing team to devise and implement high-quality communication strategies. You will support the creative communication consultants in all areas covering brand, design, drafting, editing, proof-reading, strategy and delivery. Ultimately, an ambitious and eager attitude will be rewarded with extra responsibility and the opportunity to develop and grow quickly.

Key roles

  • Provide communication support services to clients across reward, pension and HR
  • Translate technical information into engaging communication
  • Liaise with third party suppliers (developers, printers and designers)
  • Support marketing and new business development initiatives
  • Prepare or review request for quotes and proposals
  • Day to day project management, time-keeping, billing etc.
  • Assist senior staff with managing overall project budget (production, consulting and design costs)
  • Create presentations for internal and external use

Delivery and subject matter expertise

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of HR (pensions, benefits, compensation, change management)
  • Develop detailed understanding of communication issues
  • Develop targeted messaging based on clients’ needs and audience
  • Develop detailed understanding of client personality, message consistency and accuracy
  • Develop cost estimates to present to team/client (e.g. print production, podcast, desk-drops, workshop venues, video shoots, etc.)
  • Review and edit materials
  • Review changes to communications with clients
  • Manage quality of communication, through proofing and sense-checking
  • Help develop and deliver innovative communication strategies for clients

Contribution to the communication practice

  • Develop professional and personal relationships, as appropriate
  • Demonstrate detailed understanding of all aspects of communication process
  • Expand client relationships by reviewing project activity and identifying opportunities for growth
  • Work cross-functionally/between lines of business to identify new business opportunities
  • Demonstrate creativity and the ability to work well within a team
  • Demonstrate excellent organisation and project management skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality

Experience

  • 2 - 3 years’ employee communications experience at an agency or in-house, preferably including change communication, or HR/reward communication or in a related communication environment
  • Highly desirable: a broad knowledge of one or more of: HR/reward/benefits strategies, online communications, or marketing communications/PR
  • A demonstrated ability to help initiate and deliver creative solutions to communication challenges

Personal specification

  • Highly articulate with excellent skills in writing, verbal communication and presentations
  • IT literate
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a big plus but not essential
  • Committed to providing outstanding client service
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach and an enthusiastic and confident manner

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