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Strategic Communications Manager

  • Location:

    England

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £365 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ428906_1624976101

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Strategic Communications Manager - The Met Office
£365/day

The Strategic sub-portfolio contains a number of projects and programmes where significant change is being delivered into the organisation including the delivery of the recently procured Supercomputer. Comms needs to be co-ordinated across the Supercomputer Exploitation Programme (SEP) and the three sub-programmes within it and all their projects as well as with the Supercomputing Programme. The role will work alongside the SEP sub-programme manager leading on change and comms and the lead change manager but will report back to the internal comms team.

Job Responsibilities

1. Management and review of a comprehensive internal comms and stakeholder strategy, narrative and plan for the Supercomputer Exploitation Programme (SEP) and co-ordination with other programmes within the strategic sub-portfolio. This will include regular reporting, measurement and evaluation.
2. Ensure identification and management of SEP stakeholders against an agreed approach. Provide support and co-ordination to related sub-programmes and projects with their stakeholder management and associated stakeholder plans.

3. Support SEP by attending the Programme Boards and SLTs as appropriate - to ensure all communication activities are reported on and opportunities, risks and issues are captured and addressed.

4. Management of SEP communications channels and activities so those so that those working within the programme are kept informed of strategic action activity, targets and achievements and of how the programme interconnects with the other strategic activity.
5. Work with other functions to ensure programme comms strategy and activities are aligned and integrated into other internal and external communications. Create effective working relationships with other business functions, to ensure synergies in activities across External Communications/Marketing. Contributing and attending the monthly strategic action working group and 'The Loop' newsletter editorial meetings.
6. Working and advising SROs, Exec Directors, Leads and Programme Managers, as appropriate, to ensure visible leadership and consistency of messaging.



1. Demonstrate experience of strategic internal communication with the ability to create a comms strategy within a P3M environment. Should also have understanding of how to create and deliver complex business messages in a clear, inspiring and relevant way to ensure they resonate with the desired audience.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the tools and technology that underpin good communications, in particular have experience with O365 tools such as Teams, Teams Live, Yammer, Forms and Comms Site design.
3. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and will have experience measuring the effectiveness of communication with the ability to set up feedback routes and evaluation.
4. Evidence of excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high workload and conflicting priorities as well as the ability to effectively plan both at the tactical level and the strategic.
5. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with stakeholders and colleagues, including the ability to negotiate with senior exec level colleagues, and to coach and mentor member of the programme or project teams through delivering communications.
6. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the role of effective communication within the process of change management and provide experience of working with change management principles and theories such as ADKAR.
7. Evidence of experience of stakeholder analysis and supporting the management of stakeholders.