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Communications Executive

Canada Life Limited
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Closing date
Nov 3, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

Job Summary

The role holder will support the development and management of Canada Life Literature and content across a number of customer journeys, playing a critical role in keeping the business safe, ensuring content is accurate, compelling and meets the necessary regulatory requirements.

What You'll Do
  • To support the maintenance of Canada Life's literature estate, ensuring communications remain compliant, compelling and available to target audiences through the appropriate channels. Ensure that all marketing collateral and literature on and offline is maintained and up-to-date, managing the approval process so that it adheres to brand guidelines, is signed-off by Technical, Legal, Compliance, Product and Distribution, and any other relevant parties, including external partners, as appropriate
  • Create, schedule, deploy and promote high quality product literature, sales material, web content, content for webinars, events, social media, and other purposes, drawing on internal and external creative and technical resources where appropriate
  • Work closely with counterparts in other departments as required, such as Sales, Product and Compliance, and external advertising agencies, media buyers etc
  • Carry out literature reporting and analysis, including Google Analytics, email results and other ad hoc reporting
Who You Are

Practical experience in a marketing communications role is necessary, for example:
  • Literature management, ideally in a regulated industry, with experience of working closely with risk, compliance and legal functions
  • Good knowledge of print and stock management processes, PO and Invoice mgt, and budget forecasting
  • Use of data and marketing analytics tools
  • Basic knowledge of digital marketing methods - including email campaigns, content marketing, social media, and online advertising
  • Some experience working with agencies and other providers of marketing services
  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills
  • Able to manage complex workloads and meet numerous deadlines to budget
  • An eye for detail, able to spot trends
  • Excellent people skills, adept at winning support from a wide range of people and collaborating closely when needed to achieve common goals
A background in financial services is desirable, but not essential.


  • Degree level education
  • Marketing qualification - CIM or equivalent
What you'll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Diversity and inclusion

Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences

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