Internal Communications Officer

Job Description

In this role you will provide specialist professional internal communication skills and advice to support HM Land Registry’s overarching communication strategy. You will support senior communication colleagues with the planning, management, delivery and evaluation of internal communications for HM Land Registry. You will also support in the delivery of change communications, culture and engagement activity. In doing so, you will work closely with directorate contacts, and project leads to design and implement effective internal comms campaigns. You will analyse and segment internal audiences to target communication effectively. Develop a strong understanding of different internal audiences. Use this knowledge to ensure the tone, language and format of internal communication is easily accessible to and read by a range of staff groups.

Please see the attached job description for more information.

Responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will have a good understanding of the range of employee insight sources available within an organisation and have experience of developing internal staff engagement approaches. You will have experience of gathering insight on staff communication usage, needs and preferences, analysing data and using this data to inform selection of internal communication channels. You can demonstrate a practical understanding of organisational functions, roles and communication requirements, to enable the design of contextualised and tailored content for internal audiences. You will have experience of advising, analysing and supporting the implementation of feedback mechanisms to measure employee engagement and the effectiveness of internal communication
Benefits
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry/about/recruitment#what-hm-land-registry-can-offer-you

Things you need to know
Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Strengths and Experience.
To apply for this role, please complete the CV to include your work history.

Please complete the personal statement section (in no more than 1000 words). You should demonstrate evidence of the below essential experience criteria within the job description:

1. Good understanding of the range of employee insight sources (both quantitative and qualitative) available within an organisation. (GCS Competency: Core Insight)

2. Experience of developing internal staff engagement approaches. Write clearly, concisely and accurately (GCS Competency: Core Implementation)

3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of organisational functions, roles and communication requirements, to enable the design of contextualised and tailored content for internal audiences. (GCS Competency: Core Ideas)

4. Experience of advising, analysing and supporting the implementation of feedback mechanisms (quantitative and qualitative) to measure employee engagement and the effectiveness of internal communication. (GCS Competency: Core Impact)

If you are successful at sift then you will be invited to attend a blended interview, which will be carried out via a video link. Interviews will be held the week commencing the 7th December.

In the event of high volume of applications, we may sift on the experience question – Good understanding of the range of employee insight sources (both quantitative and qualitative) available within an organisation. (GCS Competency: Core Insight).

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

The final stage will consist of a written exercise and a blended interview that will test the criteria experience listed in the job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.

The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

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Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name : Justin Merry
Email : justin.merry@landregistry.gov.uk

Recruitment team :
Email : hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/making-complaint/

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