How do you fancy working as a professional communicator at Buckingham Palace?
Comms Assistant to The Royal Household is just one of the jobs on the market at the moment.
Just imagine, what a place to work!
In this article you’ll find the latest vacancies, career advice from fellow communicators, news on my upcoming training courses, plus some discounts to save your comms budget.
If you’re on the hunt for a new role or want to get some career advice, check out my jobs page.
From internships to Global Comms Director roles, there’s always a range on offer and often external comms roles too. I update it every week and they are also Tweeted @AllthingsICjobs.
Numerous practitioners have been in touch with me over the past couple of weeks asking if I know of any roles.
I wonder whether the new financial year has caused the spike in people looking and increase in vacancies? Whatever the reason, this article has some advice to set you on your way.
Don’t forget, if you have a role to fill, I can help you as you’re welcome to advertise with All Things IC.
Career advice from professional communicators
I’ve published countless articles on my blog over the past eight years offering career advice. Not least, my current A Question of Comms series.
We often put people we work with in the hot seat, so I decided to turn the tables and feature professional communicators.
There’s a lot to learn from the practitioners I’ve profiled so far. I’ve enjoyed discovering their top tips, recommended books and much more. I’ve bought so many new books!
Thank you to everyone who has answered the questions to date.
I have lots more profiles to share and you’ll spot more global ones over the coming weeks and months, am excited to share them with you.
If you are job hunting and would like to raise your profile by being featured (ahem), here’s the link you need.
If you’re an in-house practitioner or freelancer and are not hunting, but would like to answer the questions, do come and get involved, the link is the same.
I’ve asked everyone to share their top career advice, plus a book they think every communicator should read.
Here are the people I’ve featured so far:
- Rachel Miller, Director, All Things IC
- Lou Robinson, Global Internal Comms Lead, Costa
- Sara Luker, EMEA Content Manager, eBay
- Gary Vyse, PR & Engagement Lead at Alternative Futures Group
- Helen Deverell, Director, Helen Deverell Communications
- Katy Gibbins, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, Department for Culture Media and Sport
- Shona Sullivan, Communications and Engagement Executive, Capita BBC Audience Services
- Keith Lewis, UK Social Business and Channels Manager for Zurich Insurance
- Kerry Sheehan, Head of Communications at North East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Steven Murgatroyd, Communications and Engagement at River Island
- Ejaz Khan, independent Change Communication specialist
- Justine Stevenson, Head of Group Internal Communication at London Stock Exchange Group
- Alex Malouf, Corporate Communications & Reputation Manager for the Arabian Peninsula, Procter & Gamble
- Simon Monger, freelance Internal Communications and Engagement Specialist
- Lesley Crook, independent consultant and founder of Working Out Loud in A Network
- Lisa Gwinnell, Head of Employee and Leadership Communications at Siemens UK
- Olivia Hall, UK Communications and Marketing Manager at Hoist Finance
- Emma Rodgers, Head of Communications at Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Stephen Golding, Communications and Engagement Lead at Diageo
- Shan Chatoo, self-employed Senior Internal Communicator.
Even more career advice
Discover advice and guidance from my network via articles on the All Things IC blog including:
All you need to know to develop your IC career
How to sustain senior level relationships
Unveiling the mysteries of organisational development
How to create, map and keep stakeholder relationships
10 tips for IC pros to build trust in leaders
The changing face of internal comms?
Why should you consider a career in internal comms?
How to get a job in PR and Comms
How to make your way inside companies.
Save on conference tickets
If you’re looking for a new job, you can’t beat networking with people face-to-face. I often hear of roles when I attend events, which I inevitably pass on to people in my network.
I’ve got a deal for readers of my blog across the pond, to save you money on the upcoming Strategic Internal Communications conference.
It’s taking place in Boston in July and you can save $200 at the checkout when booking your tickets. Just use the code AllthingsIC.
As one of The IC Crowd co-founders, I’m delighted to share a discount the lovely people at Simply-Communicate have for the crowd.
I’m going to SMILE (Social Media in the Large Enterprise) on 23 May in London. You can save 20% on tickets with the code ICCrowd.
Keep an eye on my comms calendar to see what else is coming up.
Boost your comms skills
Want to learn even more to help you develop your career and understanding of internal comms?
Sign up to an All Things IC Masterclass to join me in London for a teaching session.
This is a safe space for you to come and learn, share ideas and meet other communicators.
There is always a discussion about careers, whatever the topic, and everyone who attends a Masterclass is invited to join my closed alumni group on LinkedIn to continue the conversations.
If you’re a CIPR or IoIC member you can save 20% using my discount codes, plus you can earn CPD points and hours for coming to one of my sessions. Nonprofit organisations can also save 20%.
Upcoming Masterclasses include Strategic Internal Comms on 25 May, Internal Comms on 27 June (for practitioners with up to five years’ experience) plus a Writing Skills Masterclass on 18 October.
See the Masterclasses website for all you need to know (including codes) and to save your place.
Have a great weekend, particularly if you’re in the UK and have Monday off, whoop!
First published on the All Things IC blog 28 April 2017.