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Communications Executive

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140964BR
Job TitleCommunications Executive
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineCorporate Affairs
Service Line InformationCorporate Affairs is responsible for the voice, footprint and reputation of the firm. The team have responsibility to create and deliver value for our clients and our people by using our deep experience and expertise across communications both internal and external, our public affairs voice with government and other public bodies and engage our people and our clients in our commitment to corporate responsibly.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionPurpose

This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in furthering their career in Internal Communications.

This role reports into the Senior Internal Communication Business Partners for People and KPMG Business Services and focuses on business partnering these two business areas.

As a member of the Internal Communication team this person will be a key part of the content engine for all online and offline channels, including the weekly news channel (Newsroom), quarterly updates and other regular communication and engagement activities originating from the leadership and central teams.


- Support the Senior Internal Communication Business Partners for People and KPMG Business Services with the development and delivery of internal communications strategies and plans to support the two business areas.
- Key duties will include successful implementation and rollout of plans, key message preparation, writing and editing content, drafting and designing communications, event logistics and management, effective use of channels, including internal social and other online channels, segmenting audiences and measuring success.
- Liaising with stakeholders from across the business, including Partners, Performance Leaders and colleagues, building trusted advisor relationships with them over time.
- Bringing innovative and creative thinking to the table, supporting the Senior Internal Communication Business Partner to introduce fresh approaches to delivering internal communications.
- Managing creative/production briefs, working alongside in-house and external suppliers to deliver products that meet client objectives.
- Working with colleagues in the broader Internal Communications team to align messages and contribute to the wider forward-planning process of the team.

The person

The role requires a self-motivated individual who is able to build relationships across the communication team, with marketing colleagues, business support and wider into the business. Demonstrable experience of working in communications – in-house, on a consultancy basis, or in an agency - is essential, along with experience dealing with complex, sensitive and challenging projects.

Skills required

- Excellent writing, editorial and presentation skills. Able to identify, craft and deliver key messages, narratives and information in succinct and engaging ways.
- Strong project management skills, with the ability to self-manage, prioritising a wide number and variety of tasks, and focused on high quality delivery.
- Credible in stakeholder management and relationship-building, with the ability to influence stakeholders about the value of good internal communication.
- Able to deal with ambiguity, effectively articulating messages that are sensitive, unclear or still evolving
- Strong technical knowledge of key communication channels and content including intranet, print, film, digital and social media.
- The ability to understand how internal communication project activities need to integrate with all other communication and corporate activities
- Demonstrate drive, enthusiasm, commitment, a willingness to learn and be able to use their own initiative.
- A strong team player, who is used to working collaboratively.
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- High quality written and verbal communication skills in fluent English.
- A sound understanding of the professional services industry

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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