Working with the Head of Communications, the will help shape and have responsibility for delivering the internal communications (IC) strategy and will support with corporate communications for the Hastings Group so all of our 4Cs stakeholders (Colleagues, Customers, Company and Community) feel engaged and motivated to help us deliver our objectives.
Although based at our UK HQ in Bexhill or our sister site in Leicester, we do support flexible working with up to 2 days a week working from home.
You are trusted to manage your workload effectively and efficiently, prioritising the needs of the business.
Your remit will include the following;
Work with the Head of Communications to evolve the communications strategy that supports the Company’s overall vision and strategy.
Work closely with the PR Manager and Communications Executive to make sure that the internal and external story are aligned and consistent.
Responsible for developing and delivering key internal communication campaigns that support pan-Company 4Cs key initiatives and objectives.
Work with business areas to identify, draft and deliver appropriate internal content that effectively shares the Hastings story with key stakeholders through relevant channels.
Responsible for day-to-day management of all core communication channels including intranet, weekly
news update, and posters TV screens.
Act as the Internal Communications Partner to critical business areas, including Retail and Claims, providing subject matter expertise to internal senior leaders and stakeholders to help them communicate effectively with their teams.
Continuously develop communication channels to promote dialogue and improve two way conversations.
Manage and measure feedback channels, surveys and results.
Support with corporate communications and provide out of hours and / or emergency cover for Public Relations Manager as needed.
Be the recognised deputy for the Head of Communications.
Hastings Direct is a fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider of products and services to over 2.
7 million customers in the UK. We've significantly grown our customer base over the last three years and we now employ over 3,400 colleagues.
It's our attitude and the way we run our business that makes us different. We focus on getting it right for our colleagues, customers, company and community.
It's a dynamic, flexible, fun and constantly changing environment. You'll enjoy the scope to make a real difference for our customers, influence our company, benefit the communities we work in and have fun along the way.
Required experience and skills
Significant Internal Communications experience gained either in-house or agency. PR experience desirable.
Proven success developing and delivering communications campaigns and initiatives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge and experience of managing intranets / content management systems and social media.
Relationship management influencing and interpersonal skills at all levels.
Professional role model and ambassador of company values.
Competent analytical skills to measure and interpret feedback data
Microsoft Office and CMS platforms, e.g. SharePoint, WordPress
Communications qualifications or training desirable, e.g. CIPR qualification, Melcrum black belt
Benefits for you
Please find some of the great benefits we offer here at Hastings Direct;
Competitive basic salary which we will share with you upon shortlisting, but do feel free to email the Recruitment team for more details in advance of your application
2 days a week working from home
Bonus earning potential
25 days holiday
Health Cash Plan
Flexible benefits buy or sell holidays
Discounted Hastings Direct products
Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion / belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital / family status.
Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.