Internal Communications Manager – Bicester
At Dalcour Maclaren we are different – we challenge the norm. Every day we deliver the future by playing our part in building sustainable and improved infrastructure across the UK and beyond. We provide a full range of services across the Power, Water, Telecoms and Transport sectors. Our winning formula for success is to focus on the fantastic people within our team whom we value, trust, develop and empower. We offer an A* service to our portfolio of blue-chip clients and have grown year on year to become one of the leaders in the infrastructure and utility sectors.
Dalcour Maclaren are one of the largest professional services providers to the utilities, infrastructure and renewables sector in the UK with over 400 staff operating from 14 strategically located offices located across the UK and ROI.
The Internal Communications Manager will support, guide and enhance Dalcour Maclaren as we work to create a truly unique organisation with a total focus on our people, our culture and our values.
The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who thinks strategically whilst getting into the detail, bringing a positive energy to everything that they do. This is a hands-on role to actively manage our employee communications and engagement programmes together with our events calendar and budget, working closely with the senior leadership team.
As our Internal Communications Manager you will:
plan and deliver the employee engagement and internal communications strategy to keep our people informed, engaged and aligned to the business strategy
plan, budget and deliver whole company internal events
develop new and innovative ways to engage with employees including seeking and acting on their feedback to identify the most effective methods, working with the senior leaders to support their employee engagement work
manage multi-channel campaigns, including stakeholder management, communications planning, content and delivery through channels such as emails, intranet content and internal events
collaborate with the teams and offices to ensure that the content of their Intranet pages is accurate, relevant and engaging. Provide support and ensure that best practice is applied across the board
collaborate with the Marketing team to identify the most appropriate channels of communication and support the creation of visual content
coordinate and evaluate the effectiveness of the engagement strategy by developing KPIs. Liaise with the Head of People to readjust accordingly if/when required
work closely with the Marketing team to ensure that internal and external communications are aligned
The successful candidate will:
have a proven background in employee engagement and internal communication
have excellent business partnering skills to work closely with senior leadership to create action plans, instill and maintain momentum
be an excellent writer, with the ability to compose a variety of communications and styles
possess strong event management experience
be able to demonstrate innovative practices that take calculated risks
be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills
have strong project management, communication, organisation and collaboration skills.
be experienced working under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
Benefit package highlights
- Annual performance bonus scheme
- Private Healthcare (through Vitality Health)
- Life Insurance (4x Salary)
- 26 Weeks paid Maternity Leave
- 2 Weeks paid Paternity Leave
- Electric Vehicle purchase (provided by Octopus Electric Vehicles)
- Professional Development – paid study leave
- Military Service paid leave (7.5 days per year)
- Flexible working through our ‘Flexible Advantage’ supporting working families & your work/life balance
- 25 days annual leave plus 1 day to celebrate your birthday
- Subsidised gym membership and other Vitality Member discounts
- Charity support – volunteering your time encouraged
- Cycle to work Scheme