Communication Advisor
BAE Systems
GB-ENG-HAM-Portsmouth Naval Base
6d ago



Are youan innovative, forward-thinking, self-starting communicator who yearns to makea difference? Do you want to take the next step in your career by growing yourcommunications expertise?

Does work ofnational importance float your boat? Can you think and do at the same time? Ifyou have answered yes to all these questions then BAE Systems can offer you anexciting role as a Communications Advisor at its Maritime Services businesslocated on Portsmouth Naval Base, the home of the Royal Navy.

BAESystems Maritime Services supports and maintains the majority of the RoyalNavy’s ships, as well as innovating for this and other customers around theworld.

This exciting role in the Communications team will allow you to workclosely with a diverse group of stakeholders from customers and employees tomedia, honing your already growing communications skills.

Your mainresponsibilities as a Communications Advisor will involve :

Proactivelyplanning and implementing a variety of external and internal communicationactivities to support the delivery of the Maritime Services business strategy andthe BAE System’s wider Maritime sector as appropriate

Supportingthe planning and delivery of public relations activities for promotion of ourbusiness activities

Innovativemanagement of digital channels including our website and social media, andproviding expertise on digital channels including Social Media, seizingopportunities to promote the business

Providingsupport in managing crisis communications

Supportingthe Senior Communications Manager to develop and deliver the external andinternal communications agenda for Maritime Services.

Supportingreputation management activities internally and externally

Yourskills and qualifications as a Communications Advisor :

Essential :

External communications experience

Digitaland Social Media communications knowledge and experience

Communicationcampaign planning experience

Understandingof effective digital communications practices and channels

Experience of liaising with journalists and working in a PR / Media role

Researchand evaluation experience

Desirable :

Customer / client support experience within internal communications

Internal communications experience

Whatwe're looking for in you :

You will have excellentcommunication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and developeffective relationships across all areas of the business.

You must have a professional and flexible approach to work, with a desire and willingness tolearn and develop. In addition the ability to work effectively, as part of a team and independently when required.

Location : Portsmouth

Benefits : Ouremployees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitivepension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed ShareIncentive Plan.

We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexibleworking, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local andnational employee discounts.

Some employees may also be eligible for an annualincentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leadingglobal defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edgeof technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customersin over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of globalmaritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at fiveUK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing thebest professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committedemployees to learn and grow with us.

Our people are encouraged to be ascreative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challengethe way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activitiesacross the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we areproud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems MaritimeServices delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy'ssurface fleet.

Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilitiesmanagement and provision of combat systems training. We also develop andsupport the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and smallboats.

With our international programmes and core supportto the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic QueenElizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore PatrolVessels, historic ships and more.

Our highly skilled teams design, develop,support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includesSpearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on themarket.

Currently undergoinga major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from furthersophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems,as well an upgraded guidance link.

Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that canidentify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

  • Join us and the projects you’ll be involved inwill form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part ofsomething important;
  • something you can be proud of.

    BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds.

    We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities.

    Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

    Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.

    These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and / oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation .

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


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