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Internal Communications and Engagement Manager

MS Society
Remote working available at least 3 days a week (role based in London, N4)
£38,891 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
2 Feb 2022
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Position: Internal Communications and Engagement Manager
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Remote working available at least 3 days a week (role based in London, N4)

Salary: £38,891 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band F2
Department: Internal Comms team

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

This is an exciting, challenging opportunity. And is ideal for an enthusiastic and proactive individual with excellent interpersonal skills and experience in communicating strategically to an internal audience. 

You’ll be confident in advising, influencing and challenging stakeholders at all levels, to ensure our communications are strategic, timely and relevant.

You’ll have a real passion for inspiring colleagues and volunteers using a blend of communication approaches and creative engagement ideas. 

You’ll be able to demonstrate good knowledge and management of communications channels and content creation such as an Intranet, Teams, and video editing, with a desire to deliver continuous improvement and respond to feedback.  

You’ll also have outstanding organisational skills and be able to deliver against tight deadlines, with competing priorities. 

We have big plans for 2022 and actively support a culture of innovation and a continuous improvement promoting collaboration. Our internal communications and engagement plays a vital role in keeping our colleagues informed of our plans and focused on our organisational strategy as well as helping to drive culture change.  

You’ll be joining us at an exciting stage of our internal communications journey as we seek to embed our engagement programmes such as our virtual strategic updates, our ‘inspiring stories’ virtual talks and a review of our key channels. 

Reporting to the Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, you’ll work closely with colleagues in our HR, strategy, press, volunteer communications, digital, and marketing teams as well as project leads for other initiatives. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team. 

We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 2 February

In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description (attached in 'Supporting Documents').

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make. 

We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. 

We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application. The form can be downloaded from in application resources.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.  

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

No agencies please.

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