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Leadership Communications Executive

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137021BR
Job TitleLeadership Communications Executive
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
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 DescriptionKPMG is one of the ‘big four’ professional services firms. These firms lead the world in audit, tax advice and advising on finance and business issues. It has some 15,000 employees and over 600 partners in 23 offices across the UK.

This role sits within the Internal Communications (IC) team, part of the newly formed Corporate Communications department, itself part of the Corporate Affairs function.

Purpose

This newly-created role will focus on supporting the execution of our leadership communications plan, specifically for our Chairman and Managing Partner at KPMG in the UK.

In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Manager, Leadership Communications to deliver high quality and engaging communications to our partners and colleagues at KPMG across a range of channels. This role will also support on the execution of special projects, including our Annual Partner Conference, Roadshows and Town Hall events.

Responsibilities

- Support the delivery of our leadership communications – assisting with key message preparation, writing and editing content and making effective use of a range of channels
- Project management and support on key leadership communications activities
- Support the planning and execution of events that increase engagement with leaders and colleagues, such as town halls and leadership briefings
- Co-ordinate and prepare weekly email updates to senior leaders
- Liaise with stakeholders from across the business, including senior leadership
- Manage creative/production briefs, working alongside in house and external suppliers
- Collate, share and act upon feedback from employees, internal communication measurement and best practice to improve future activity.
- Work closely with colleagues in the broader communications team to align leadership messages and activities, and take into account the wider communications agenda

The person

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their career in communications, with exceptional attention to detail and who is happy rolling their sleeves up to get the job done. It is a varied role demanding a flexible and adaptable approach, as well as sound communications judgment, discretion and an enthusiasm for delivering the tactics. The person will be able to demonstrate great writing skills and events support experience and the ability to thrive in a complex and fast-moving environment.

Skills required

- Demonstrable track record of delivering great communications in a fast-paced environment
- Great writing, editing and proofreading skills
- Credible in stakeholder management, and able to build relationships with senior colleagues
- Experience of planning and delivering communications events, such as town halls and leadership briefings
- Knowledge of key communication channels and content development, including intranet, film and digital
- Strong sense of how to add true value as a communications professional, making a solid contribution to the success of the business
- The ability to influence stakeholders about the value of good internal communication and act as an ambassador for Internal Communications/ Corporate Affairs
- A strong team player who is used to working collaboratively
- Energy, commitment and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Ability to manage a number of tasks and respond to changing priorities
- High-quality written and verbal communication skills, in fluent English
- A sound understanding of professional services; experience within a comparable environment would be advantageous

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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