Location: Belfast

Workplace: Hybrid

The Manager, Internal Communications will work with the Senior Manager, Internal Communications, to support in the delivery of the Firm’s internal communication strategy; support in the creation and execution of an engaging range of communication initiatives and projects to complement and underpin the Firm’s overall strategy. This is a hands-on role, working closely with the Firm’s leaders across the global network and would therefore suit a pro-active individual with excellent interpersonal skills, who can build strong and effective working relationships with stakeholders at all levels and across multiple cultures. 
  • Collaborate with the marketing, strategy, and planning and digital leads, regional BDMC, global industry, and practice leads, support function leads, and other key stakeholders to create and execute value-adding internal communications. This includes working to develop and execute robust messaging and content plans particularly for priority Client and Market Strategy practice groups, to ensure all employees are engaged and have a voice and content is coordinated and aligned
  • Working with the Internal Comms Senior Manager to assist in the management and the deployment/roll-out of global internal communication initiatives and campaigns across regional and local markets, tailored for local cultures
  • Support in the review of existing channels and processes and help develop and embed a suite of internal communication tools and templates to build the Firm’s communication capabilities
  • Collaborate with IT to provide the platforms and functionality necessary to facilitate seamless access to internal communications for all staff, at all times, across multiple technologies
  • Ensure all internal communication is consistent with the Firm’s vision, strategy, key messages, and style guide
  • Support leadership in the delivery of their business objectives by providing advice on the most appropriate channels and best practice methods for delivery of internal communications
  • Personally write compelling content, speeches, talking points and develop presentations for key stakeholders for Town Halls and other meetings, ensuring all messaging is aligned
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills during all interactions with stakeholders and colleagues

Experience Required

Skills and Experience:
  • Graduate degree in Communications or related discipline
  • Must be able to write compelling copy, when needed, to react to rapid change or crisis
  • A communications expert, with significant experience operating at a senior level within a high profile, dynamic and fast-moving organisation, ideally in professional services
  • Strong project management skills with significant experience leading large-scale projects and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Some experience operating at Manager-level working across multiple geographies
  • A proven track record of defining and successfully implementing engaging and outstanding communication strategies and driving external reputation and company visibility across multiple channels
  • Channel the Baker McKenzie brand, identity, and culture through a single communications voice