Leadership Communications Advisor

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Leadership Communications Advisor at London or any existing Save the Children International office location.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Leadership Communications Senior Manager/Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing Save the Children International’s internal leadership communications and engagement strategies to engage and inspire employees across the organisation, and build trust in Save the Children leadership and the organization’s strategy and direction.

This role will be part of the CEO Office, which is a small and agile team supporting the CEO on a day-to-day basis, with the smooth running of management and governance processes in a complex international federated organisation that works in over 100 countries. 

The role requires strong skills in communications strategy development, internal communications and engagement, and senior stakeholder management skills. The role holder will need to stay abreast of what is happening across the organisation, have their “ear to the ground” to know what staff would like to hear from leadership about, and pro-actively and confidently advise the senior leadership team around communications opportunities on an ongoing basis depending on current events.

The role holder will need to be able to work under pressure and manage many time-sensitive and competing priorities simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

The role holder will work in a highly collaborative manner with SCA/SCI leadership, the CEO Office and Corporate Communications.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Proven success in developing and implementing leadership communications and engagement strategies, with a focus on internal communications and employee engagement
  • Exceptional written communication skills in English, with a proven ability to distil large amounts of information
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality communications, products or tools targeting a diverse range of audiences
  • Proven success in developing and implementing leadership communications and engagement strategies, with a focus on internal communications and employee engagement
  • The ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy
  • Self- motivated, proactive and ability to work autonomously
  • Proven ability to work in a highly confidential environment
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Experience in supporting senior stakeholders, gaining trust and confidence.
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple demands and competing priorities, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on opportunities and current events
  • Demonstrated commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values
  • Willingness to travel (up to 15%)

We can offer circa £51,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 17 Nov 2021

Closing date: 7 Dec 2021 - 23:59 GMT

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Communications and Media

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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