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Global Corporate Communications Specialist

Job Introduction

Celebrate and protect the Company’s culture internally and externally through clear and concise communications, building and running best-in-class communication channels, storytelling, training key audience groups and engaging with all employees.

Main Responsibility

Business wide communications

  • Deliver clear, concise and consistent written communications to help colleagues understand and support the business, our values, current issues, business priorities and key projects. This includes the William Grant Way and complex HR communications on issues such as pay and bonus and Return to Offices.
  • Lead the team’s work on clear written communications across all functions, including developing a global writing style guide and an achievable programme of Plain English training.
  • Work closely with other GCC team members to develop, deliver and continually improve the monthly Team Briefing and co-ordinate approvals through the Executive Board. Recommend how to improve the channel twice and year after employee feedback and ask the Executive Board to approve.
  • Co-ordinate the team’s work on the fetch replacement project to deliver a world-class, inclusive and well used global intranet. Responsibilities include reporting to the project Steering Group, developing the wireframe, content strategy and style and tone and ensuring the project is deliver in time and to budget.
  • Project manage Spirit, the Company’s global employee magazine from start to finish. This includes developing and getting the editorial schedule approved, commissioning photography, copywriting and print, ensuring the magazine complies with GDPR and is delivered on time and within budget to global sites or colleagues’ homes.
  • Celebrate the Company’s unique culture through storytelling on internal and external communications channels such as fetch, LinkedIn, the corporate website and Spirit magazine.
  • Support the Head of Communications and Global Corporate Communications Managers as required on projects.

Leadership communications

  • Drafting and ensuring scripts are approved for leadership calls, for example for the Chief People Officer or on specific campaigns.
  • Supporting the wider team on creating content when required, for example for Leadership Calls, Business Update calls or Roadshows. Creating and delivering cascade plans to ensure all colleagues get the right information at the right time.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of leading and delivering significant internal and external activities.
  • Desired experience: PR agency Senior Account Manager Level having worked with financial services and global business clients.
  • Extensive copywriting experience for internal and external audiences.
  • Experience working with employees at all levels within an organisation, especially senior management.
  • Uphold strict confidentiality as necessary.
  • Creative mind-set, passionate about corporate communications and a good knowledge of current trends in communications (such as use of social media tools and techniques)
  • Highly PC literate; MS office. Strong Word and PowerPoint skills are essential.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons

A HOME FOR RARE CHARACTERS

William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.

OUR AGILE WORKING PHILOSOPHY

Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.

INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at recruitment.enquiries@wgrant.com.

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