Colleague Engagement Business Partner (fixed term contract)

Colleague Engagement Business Partner (fixed term contract)

We are seeing a Colleague Engagement Business Partner to join our People Operations department on a fixed-term basis.

Colleague Engagement Business Partner (fixed term contract)

Location:  UK, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Role

The Colleague Engagement Business Partner will be accountable for key aspects of colleague communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during a period of maternity leave.

Working with internal stakeholders at all levels to implement consistent internal communications via a variety of channels across the Group, the role will be accountable for providing best practice communications advice and counsel during a time of significant change.  From a Corporate Social Responsibility perspective, the role will also have focus on continuing the implementation of our CSR strategy, working with colleagues and external bodies to drive activities and initiatives that have a positive impact on our people and local communities.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with a range of stakeholders, from Senior Executive to front-line colleagues, develop and flawlessly execute internal communications plans and activities across the Group;
  • Responsible for creating content, designing initiatives, events and programmes that bring our strategy to life for colleagues;
  • Plan, manage and deliver communications for specific company-wide initiatives;
  • To advocate the critical business importance of effective internal communications and support the consistent use of the brand;
  • Writing a variety of communications including business announcements, executive messages, Q&A documents, speeches, scripts, articles and blogs;
  • Managing and maintaining existing internal communications channels;
  • Execute on plans, projects and initiatives that further embed of CSR strategy;
  • Maintain a network of local charities and relevant external bodies with shared objectives, cultural and environmental aims;
  • Promote CSR at Utilitywise internally and externally through a variety of channels such as social media and various events;
  • Coordinate and lead all community relations initiatives, for example our volunteer programme;
  • Support the wider People Operations team with the further embedding of our mental health first-aiders.

Experience

Essential

  • Previous, proven experience of strategic internal communications in a corporate organisation at a senior level;
  • Proven experience working with senior stakeholders, crafting and implementing communication plans;
  • Experience of building strong relationships and influencing senior stakeholders;
  • A solid understanding of CSR;
  • Business copy-writing for a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent IT skills including PowerPoint and Excel.

Desirable

  • Experience of strategic employee engagement, Human Resources would be an advantage but is not essential;
  • Experience of engaging audiences through social media;
  • Understanding and experience of community volunteering;
  • Change management knowledge.

Personal Qualities, Aptitudes, and Skills

  • Excellent stakeholder management;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and high pressured environment;
  • Attention to detail and quality focus.

Additional information

  • Proof of eligibility to work within the UK;
  • References to cover last 5 years’ employment.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering email to recruitment@utilitywise.com.

The Company

As one of the UK’s leading business utilities consultancies, Utilitywise advises c.40,000 customers, helping them get the most value from their utilities through better procurement and efficiency services.

Having grown from a start-up business in 2006 to managing an effective IPO in 2012, Utilitywise understands the needs and concerns of all businesses, regardless of their size or sector. The plc works with clients ranging from James Whyte Joiner to the University of Bradford.

Utilitywise aims to debunk the myths that exist around utilities and support businesses across the UK to spend less time worrying about utilities so they can spend more time running their companies. In 2016 Utilitywise was named an OEM partner by Dell as part of a joint strategy to introduce Internet of Things (IoT) Building Automation solutions to customers.

Utilitywise is a UK company quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. In 2017, Utilitywise was named as one of the top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange in its annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

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