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Communications Manager

Employer
Legal & General
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Job Function
Marketing and Public Relations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Company Description

Humanity is facing fundamental challenges, with the future of our planet hanging in the balance. As the principal investment arm of the Legal & General Group, our aim at Legal & General Capital is to generate long-term shareholder value, while helping build a better society. We seek opportunities to invest in sectors most in need of investment and innovation, such as residential housing, large-scale urban regeneration and future cities. We're backing investment in infrastructure and clean energy, and in start-up businesses to drive innovation and growth across the UK. We're building partnerships between the public sector and institutional investors to accelerate housing delivery, create jobs, support local businesses and transform communities. This helps to create new asset classes for Legal & General's varied investment requirements, our partners and the wider marketplace.

Job Description

Working as part of a dedicated external communications function in LGC, as Communications Manager, you will support external communications activities across the LGC portfolio. While over time the specific outward-facing themes and strategy may extend, the role will focus on delivering the strategic approach aligned to LGC's priorities and media relations strategy to promote the business and overall Group proposition in the external market. You will work with senior internal and external stakeholders, alongside the wider Corporate Affairs team to create strategic messages and publicise them through external media channels.

At this level, you will work with a high degree of autonomy, but also benefit from working closely with a high performing fast paced, high impact team. Ideally, you will have experience of working in Financial Services and even better if you have experience of and in any of the following sectors: Real estate (specialist commercial and residential), Venture Capital, GP Investing and Clean energy.

Qualifications

As an experienced communications professional you will need:
  • Expertise in corporate communication; able to support the development of communication activities for the business.
  • Knowledge of communication approaches, tools and methods, able to lead determination, development and deployment of communication initiatives for LGC.
  • Excellent writing skills - you will be required to draft content for press announcements, speeches, thought leadership and blogs
  • Ability to transfer knowledge & know how to the marketing and other communication professionals across the Group to improve the technical ability of the communication team.
  • A depth of product & market knowledge, good knowledge of customer & stakeholder base, excellent knowledge of trade press, media and PR stakeholders.
  • The ability to keep abreast of market developments & market cycles
  • Experience in any / all of the following sectors: GP Investing, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Clean Energy, VC, Infrastructure
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  1. Opportunity to support LGC Comms leads on the approach, management, and relationship with a defined corporate communication channel (e.g., trade press, media). Deliver the strategies and plans that are in place to manage external perception and value of the brand
  2. Effectively monitor and measure media engagement to inform and guide media activity. Implement metrics models to measure and report on effectiveness of external communications activities.
  3. Communication Campaigns - Work with LGC (and wider Group) Communications & Marketing Team to create, develop & implement content for corporate communication promotions & campaigns. Ensure effective deployment of corporate communication activities to ensure accurate & timely exposure of organisational position, brand, values & offerings to the market.
  4. Relationship Management - Build credible internal relations
  5. Corporate Communication Content - Ensure generation of copy, either internally or by external stakeholders is placed to maintain the image of the business, its ethics and values.
  6. Crisis Management and enquiry Response - Support Comms LGC comms leads in crisis management and issue escalation plan and where required implemented appropriately.
  7. Work with junior colleagues, looking for opportunities to support their training and development.
  8. Working with external stakeholders - Build and maintain relationships with LGC partner businesses.
  9. Governance & Compliance - Ensure implementation & adherence to compliance, governance & risk policies & frameworks such that actions are made consistent with business ethics, values, and stakeholder requirements at defined levels of risk.

Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we'll commit to you too. That means we'll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you'll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, 27 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We're also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of - both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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