Change and Integration Communications Specialist

July 11, 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Change and Integration Communications Specialist

Location: Motherwell ML1 4WQ

Mode of working: Hybrid- 2 days in the office

Durations: 12 months contract

The Role:

  • As a Change and Integration Communications Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in driving effective internal (80%) and external (20%) communication strategies for the integration of an external company into client.
  • You will work closely with the executive leadership, functional and business integration leads, project managers and global business partners in Communications and People & Culture to develop and implement communications plans that engage employees, enable the transfer of critical information, and build a shared culture between both organisations.
  • Your expertise in crafting compelling narratives, engaging content, and utilising various channels will be essential to ensuring successful change adoption and employee engagement.

Your Opportunities:

  • Collaborate with leadership (site & global) and project teams to understand the objective and impact of activities to integrate the external company.
  • Develop comprehensive communication plans, with input from global communications, tailored to specific projects associated with the integration – ensuring alignment across organisational goals and objectives.
  • Create clear, concise, and impactful messaging that communicates the purpose, benefits and expectations of change to new joining employees at all levels from the acquired company.
  • Utilise a variety of communication channels and platforms to effectively reach and engage colleagues across sites in the United States and United Kingdom.
  • Provide guidance and support to senior leaders and managers to enhance their communication skills and effectively cascade information to their teams.
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of delivered communications, gathering feedback and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Working in close collaboration with Site Leadership and the lead People & Culture business partner to drive the Leadership Forum supporting people managers.
  • Serve as Communications point of contact for affiliate (US, UK & Ireland affiliates) and global communicators.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in change management and communication.

Who you are:

  • External consultant with minimum 10 years of experience in corporate communications, with a focus on change management and organisational transformation.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful change communication strategies in a corporate environment (healthcare industry and M&A integration experience highly preferred).
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to translate complex information into clear and compelling messaging.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.