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Internal Communications Executive

Canada Life Limited
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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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 work with the Communications and Responsible Business team and other key stakeholders to create and schedule communications activity and content across our channels which supports our business objectives and engages hearts and minds in our Canada Life story.

This is an entry level role, working alongside the business as part of a small, highly skilled, passionate and dedicated team. The successful candidate will be a quick starter, organised, digitally savvy and a creative thinker who is keen to learn and develop their skills in internal communications.

1) Plan, edit and write engaging content for a variety of digital channels, ensuring consistent tone of voice and in line with our brand look and feel.
2) Support and facilitate the co-ordination of the central internal communications content calendar and keep updated with input from the wider team and key stakeholders.
3) Point of contact for building and scheduling various email communications through our internal email platform.
4) Support with planning and delivery of internal events, including scheduling, preparation of presentations, and coordinating logistics as required.
5) Support Senior Communications Manager and wider team to deliver communications for ad-hoc projects and piece of priority work as required.

Experience Required:
• Working knowledge of Microsoft tools such as MS Teams, SharePoint, Viva Engage is desirable
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Eye for detail
• Ability to think outside the box and bring you creativity to each task
• Quick learner, self-motivated and can hit the ground running
• Strong time management and organisational skills are a must
• Strong multitasking skills are a must
• Previous communications or copywriting experience desirable but not essential

The role holder must have great attention to detail, be a creative thinker who can hit the ground running with digital tools to coordinate and deliver engaging, inspiring content to our colleagues.

Strong time management and organisational skills with the ability to juggle multiple requests and priorities.

This position would suit a recent graduate or someone who is keen to get into a career in internal communications. The role holder doesn't need to have previous specific corporate communications experience, but strong copywriting and proof-reading skills are desirable.

Educated to at least A level or equivalent
Specialism in English, Journalism, Communications, public relations, marketing, or related business field is desirable.

Benefits of working at Canada Life

We believe in recognising and rewarding our people, so we offer a competitive salary and benefits package that's regularly reviewed. As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including a generous pension and bonus scheme, along with, income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance. We have a fantastic number of other benefits and support services as well as regular personal and professional development.

How we work at Canada Life

Our culture is unique and incredibly important to us. We care about doing the right thing for our people, customers and community and helping others to build better futures. Our blueprint behaviours shape and influence how we work, and are central to the relationships we have with others. Every day we are encouraged to be more curious, own the outcome, face into things together and find a way forward.

We want colleagues to have rewarding careers with us so we invest in the development of our people, technology and workplaces. That's why we offer a range of training, flexible working and opportunities to grow and develop.

Diversity and inclusion

Building an inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce where everyone can feel they belong and achieve their potential regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other characteristic is a key commitment for us. We are proud of the progress we're making in DEI, and we continue for it to be a significant focus.

"At Canada Life we believe in the power of great people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives coming together to build better futures. Emerging talent is crucial to our growth and creating an environment that continues to inspire us all." Nick Harding, Chief People Officer, Canada Life UK

We appreciate that everyone has different work and life responsibilities. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part time, for any of our roles should this be a requirement for.

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