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Communications Manager

BAE Systems
England, Lancashire, Preston
Circa £45,000 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2021

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Would you like to be part of a collaborative team working across all sectors within the UK? We currently have a vacancy within Shared Services for a Communications Manager for Early Careers and Skills.

In this role you will be responsible for leading the implementation of a UK-wide communications strategy for early careers and skills that enhances BAE Systems' reputation and supports the businesses' objectives and priorities.

This role will provide you with the autonomy to be innovative, creative and see your ideas come to fruition across the business. You will be working with all other sectors across the UK which will require some UK-wide travel. Ideally the role is based in the North West of England.

You will also have the opportunity to be involved in devising and delivering the communication plans for a number of UK-wide programmes.

Your main responsibilities as a Communications Manager will involve:

Developing an overarching narrative for our UK early careers and skills programmes.

Creating and driving communications activities to raise the profile of our apprentices, graduates and the schemes we have in place to support them, internally and externally

Building and maintaining relationships with the Early Careers team and other key stakeholders to ensure delivery of the communications strategy for early careers and skills

Developing and delivering material that inspires and engages our current and future employees.

Working closely with the Group and sector communication teams to ensure alignment with the narrative and strategy

Supporting the development and delivery of all company messaging using appropriate engagement techniques

Work with the Corporate Communications team (media, employee and events), Government Relations and with the sector communications teams to deliver internal and external communications to support key events and initiatives (e.g. Schools Road Show, World Skills, Big Bang Fair, Apprentice Awards etc.)

Supporting our early career's team in raising the company's profile on education with a particular emphasis on encouraging young people from all backgrounds to take part in STEM activities

Your skills and qualifications:

A communications generalist with significant experience of successfully balancing the internal and external communications requirements

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong project delivery capability with experience of managing multiple projects

Experience of initiating and running successful communication campaigns

Significant problem solving and issues management capability

Experience of successfully managing multiple senior stakeholders

Experience of leading a team

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a collaborative and creative individual. You will be a team player, with strong influencing and negotiating skills, but will also have the ability to complete projects with minimal supervision.

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail, are key.

Location: Preston

Salary: Circa £45,000 Per Annum

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Shared Services

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Shared Services team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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