Intranet Manager, Mencap
Opportunity Type: Paid
Location: Central London
Salary Details: £38,000 per annum + benefits
Advertising End Date: 21 Mar 2018
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Interview Date: W/C 26 March 2018.
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.
Everyone wants a purposeful job – to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.
Our work includes;
• providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
• providing advice through our help lines and web sites
• campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want
Our leadership way
Strong leadership is key to the success of our services. We have developed an exciting leadership approach at Mencap that we call Our Leadership Way. We want to recruit leaders who can demonstrate they have the potential to excel within this framework. In return we are committed to developing your potential even further.
Our Chief Executive, Jan Tregelles, has this to say about Our Leadership Way.
“Through your leadership, you have influence over whether someone’s day at work is interesting and inspiring or, conversely, boring and indifferent. Your actions (or inaction) can develop someone in to an asset for Mencap and the people we support or a liability. Your leadership can challenge the powerful people or systems that get in the way of people having fair chances, or it can shy away from confrontation. Leadership is powerful –for good and worse, and that’s why this is so important.
We’re all here for the same reason – to change the lives of people with a learning disability.
Our big plan sets out exactly how we are going to do this. But if we’re going to succeed, we need strong leaders. For more information, please see the attached document which provides an overview of Our Leadership Way.”
This is a really exciting time to be joining Mencap’s expanding internal communications team as we’re going through a digital transformation that’s going to revolutionise the way we communicate with our 8,500 colleagues.
We have a brand new role available for an experienced and passionate Intranet Manager to project manage, build and lead on the redevelopment of our Intranet. Working with our new intranet product supplier, you will be the key contact between Mencap teams and the supplier, as well as working with the IT teams on the technical elements of implementation, upgrades and integration. You’ll also need to be an excellent fit with Mencap’s core values: Caring, Trustworthy, Inclusive, Positive and Challenging.
You’ll join a small, busy, friendly internal comms team that currently consists of a Head of Internal Comms, 2 x Internal Comms Officers, an Internal Comms Assistant and an Intranet Manager.
For all stages of the intranet’s development, you will hold responsibility for the overall visual design, site navigation, site content, engagement and training of users, coordination with key stakeholders and oversight of the technology. Once the new site is launched, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the intranet. You will be responsible for maintaining the visual design, site navigation and site content.
As part of a small, busy internal comms team you will also provide some internal communications planning and support for key strategic projects across Mencap.
Sound ideal for you?
Key skills and experiences:
Experience of developing & managing intranets
Very comfortable with social software/web-based technologies
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
Highly motivated, enthusiastic and willing to take responsibility
Strong communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal
Ability to engage with, build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels
Excellent content editing skills
Knowledge of internal comms practice, channels and tools
Experience of managing high profile communication projects
Highly creative and an innovative thinker
An understanding of Mencap and what we do
*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of key skills and experiences, refer to the attached JD for more detailed information
If you feel like you have what it takes to be our new Intranet Manager, please apply using your CV and cover letter.