Head of Internal Communications and Engagement

Position: Head of Internal Communications and Engagement

: MS National Centre, North West London

Salary: From £46,364 per annum

Closing date: Monday 20 January 2020, 9am

About us 

We put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. But until then, we'll do all we can to help people with MS to live life, knowing they don't have to face MS alone. Our strategy is based on what people with MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

We have big aspirations and we need brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Will you join our team to stop MS?

About you

We're looking for a strategic thinker, effective influencer and well organised planner who can establish a high performing internal engagement and communications function.

You'll be responsible for the development and delivery of a UK wide internal communications and engagement strategy that supports our ambitious new organisational strategy for 2020-2024.

You'll seek to continually improve our engagement and communications approach, including the use of new technologies and innovations.

You'll have significant experience of developing, implementing and reviewing internal communications and engagement strategies and experience of working for complex organisations with geographically dispersed staff.

We offer 27 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

We're currently in an exciting, transformational period, which will include an office move for our current National Centre in Cricklewood, North West London to a different location in London. We're currently defining where and what type of accommodation this will be. We really want our staff to be involved in that decision, so we don’t envisage a move before September 2020.

How to apply

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to jobs@mssociety.org.uk or post it to MS Society, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
  2. Please tell us what set working hours per week you're currently interested in applying for.
  3. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  4. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.