Senior Internal Communications and Change Manager (EPD Band 3/SEO)

HSE is currently going through a period of significant change. We are creating the new Building Safety Regulator, have taken on responsibility for Great Britain’s new chemical regulation regime, and are working with the Government and industry on the safe transition to net zero. We also want to maintain Great Britain’s high workplace safety standards and ensure HSE is a great place to work and an employer of choice.

This role will help tell the HSE story to our colleagues in an effective and efficient way.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior change and internal communication professional to be part of an award-winning internal communications team.  You will delivering impactful communications activity in support of corporate priorities and to help guide colleagues through periods of change, as we deliver our 10- year strategy to protect people and places.

Job description

This is a high-profile position in a small team, reporting to the Head of Internal Communications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and proactive professional who is motivated to lead in a fast paced and collaborative environment.

Your work will include:

  • acting as a trusted advisor, support leadership engagement and organisational change
  • developing and delivering campaigns and/or communication programmes across multiple channels that deliver organisational priorities measured against key performance criteria evaluation and measurable communication outcomes
  • preparing copy and content for publication through internal channels, applying practical and creative digital skills and approaches where applicable (e.g. audio visual, use of imagery, desktop publishing, video editing) to prepare engaging content, taking into account current trends in communications channels
  • organising and facilitating internally facing events
  • monitoring performance and evaluating communication activity to demonstrate the impact of communications

Travel to other HSE offices and locations in the UK will be required in this role. 

Person specification

Essential Skills & Criteria;

You will:

  • need strong influencing skills and the ability to cut through a variety of competing priorities
  • be able to take a strategic overview of communications to enable and drive organisational priorities
  • be experienced in building good working relationships at all grades and be an enthusiastic team-player with a proactive and collaborative attitude
  • have experience of developing and delivering change and internal communications campaigns at a senior/strategic level, advising senior leaders on complex challenges and successfully influencing colleagues
  • understand change management processes and how people react to working during periods of uncertainty, with experience of supporting colleagues and leaders through change projects
  • experience of applying practical and creative digital skills and approaches where applicable (e.g. audio visual, use of imagery, desktop publishing, video editing) to prepare engaging content, taking into account current trends in communications channels
  • experience of organising and facilitating internally facing events
  • be expected to demonstrate leadership qualities, be inspiring about our work and confident in your engagement
  • encourage mutual respect, value diversity and our different skills, experience and specialism
  • need to have political awareness, understanding of wider government agenda and propriety issues

To apply for this job please visit www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk.