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Internal Communications Channels Manager (2471)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Our Team

We’re a multi-award winning team in an ambitious and exciting business. We’re passionate about personal development (CIPD corporate members) and continually curious about how to improve our colleagues’ and clients’ experience – supporting and learning from each other along the way.

Your Role

The role of Internal Communications Channel Manager is to ensure the channels we use for communicating with and listening to our colleagues are optimised and meeting the business' needs (everything from virtual events to our intranet).  With a strong knowledge of SharePoint Online intranets, Teams and Yammer, you’ll play a crucial role as we move to make more of the Microsoft suite of products to engage with each other across our business.

This means you’ll guide and influence the  strategic development and alignment of our Internal Communications channels - so that they’re effective, well used and managed.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Developing a proactive plan to modernise our intranet platform
  • Working in collaboration with our technology transformation teams  to increase adoption of Internal Communications channels – making decisions based on data and insight
  • Ensuring that we support collaborative working, aligned to our business strategy and purpose - that together we’ll navigate life’s ups and downs Owning and developing the principles and governance  that support this
  • Working with colleagues across our business to understand their needs, helping them make the best use of our channels with content that’s consistent and aligned to our brand, values and tone of voice.
  • Ensuring information is pro-actively managed and reviewed to ensure a single version of the truth
  • Helping all our colleagues be part of the conversation through social, community and collaborative internal channels
What We're Looking For
  • Significant experience of intranet and internal communications digital channels and tools (including Microsoft 365 – SharePoint Online, Teams and Yammer)
  • A passion to continually improve how we reach and connect with colleagues, wherever and whenever they’re working
  • Ability to create and deliver strategic plans on complex issues and to tight deadlines
  • Capable of managing projects in a multi-site business
  • Knowledge and basic understanding of the legal services market
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Commercial Growth Team
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Group Communications
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Flexible
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