Change Comms Lead (Office Relocation)

North West London
30 Sep 2016
30 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

I am currently searching for an experienced change communications professional for a six month contract primarily based in North West London. My client, a market leader in the leisure industry, is in need of an established IC professional with gravitas and a ‘hit the ground running’ mentality.

The main focus of the project will surround the head office move from west to east London so any office moves/ relocation comms experience is desirable. Working with both the project and comms team, the successful candidate will ensure a consistent message is promoted throughout the business during the relocation. They will also have the strategic mind-set to develop the comms plan as well as being able to deliver the content through various internal channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring any comms information related to relocation and/or refurbishment works issued to the business is carefully reviewed to ensure correct language, terminology and positivity of message
  • Ensuring all property comms are aligned with Group HR message. Also working closely with the comms team and comms workstream to ensure a consistent message promoted throughout business
  • Focus attention on message to customer services, digital and security teams; working with relevant departmental heads and property team (as these teams will be impacted the most).
  • Along with projects team, engage with departmental heads to appoint moves champions well in advance of office relocations
  • Work with project team and comms team to develop a welcome pack for each office which each member of staff receives as part of relocation. Move pack to include information (for example) on office services, local amenities and transport information
  • Working closely with property steering group and attending weekly meetings and implementation meetings to ensure comprehensive understanding of project objectives and timeframes

Key skills and experience required:

  • Experience of change communications, preferably within an office relocation
  • Change communication experience within a sensitive environment dealing with a large-scale culture change
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly to a wide range of audiences
  • Interim mentality with the ability to ‘hit the ground running’
  • Gravitas and confidence advising at board level
  • Strategic in approach and able to create concise communication strategies.

In the first instance please send your CV in word format via email to Matthew Gibbs at quoting reference MG19388.

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