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Internal Communications Executive – Sustainability
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Location: London
Closing date: 3 March 2024

Kick start your career with QBE’s Early Careers Sustainability programme

Do you want to make a positive impact on financial performance, risk management, and work towards a more sustainable future? If you are motivated to tackle some of the future’s biggest challenges with innovative thinking and commercial challenges, then step into the exciting world of sustainability at QBE International

About the Early Careers programme

QBE’s Early Careers sustainability programme gives you an opportunity to work in an environment where you can build your interpersonal skills, develop professionally, and accelerate your career.

This is a new, permanent role where you will join our early careers community (they’re a great network!) and be enrolled onto our 2-year professional apprenticeship programme; upon successful completion you will achieve a qualification specific to the business area you apply to.

Internal Communications Executive – Sustainability

The Opportunity

Our international business is recruiting for an Internal Communications Executive to join our busy communications team. We’ve a great story to tell our people about our sustainability journey and you will help bring our story to life.  You’ll be part of the internal communications team, to engage, educate and inform our sustainability story to our people across our international business.

Your new role

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and join the dots between them so that we tell a consistent, aligned narrative.
  • Work with key areas of the business such as procurement, Claims, Risk, Underwriting, Finance and Operations to align their sustainability narrative and outcomes.
  • Create timely, creative content that supports the business narratives, using our communications channels as the delivery method.
  • Support the delivery of the sustainability engagement plan – this includes organising relevant Speaker Series content, promoting our suite of training materials, creating, and developing narrative for our people leaders, working with the Foundation on the delivery of their plan, supporting narrative for our bids and tenders, broker / customer messaging, and coordinating with the Group activity.
  • Measure and review the success of the engagement plan and report relevant KPIs into the wider internal communications reporting.
  • Assist with planning of future sustainability engagement activities based on measurement findings and feedback.
  • Attend relevant meetings to allow for alignment with narrative and actions discussed.

About you

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, preferred but not essential.
  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  •  Strong organisation skills with the ability to work single-handedly and work to multiple deadlines.
  • Confident communicator.
  • Ability to influence both directly and indirectly.
  • A connector – someone who can help join the dots, ensuring we are inclusive in our thinking and conversations about sustainability.

Why QBE? At My Best 

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that’s why we have created “At My Best”. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA – because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.  In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today’s workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation.

Some of the award’s QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include.

Green Technology Innovation of the Year 2023 Winner – UK IT Awards

Green insurer of the Year 2023 Winner – Finder Green, Australia

Parenting Policies Award 2023 – Working Dads Employer Awards

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2023 – Rated 5-star Employer and shortlisted for Best Insurance Employer

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner – Claims Product Solution of the Year

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent.

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.

Sustainability

We believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future.  Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce, and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE’s sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative ‘Premiums4Good’, please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report (Link).

About QBE

QBE is an international insurer and reinsurer, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and headquartered in Sydney. We employ more than 13,000 people, with a local presence in 27 countries.

We are driven by our purpose of enabling a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’ve been cultivating resilience since 1886, when our founders started a marine insurance company in Australia to give early pioneers a safeguard against uncertainty. Today, we’re still giving our customers confidence to explore, innovate and take measured risks, secure in the knowledge they’re covered by a strong insurer.

We work hard to build a culture that best supports our people, and not only represents our business, but the world around us.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty, and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium, and large customer base.

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

How to apply

Click the ‘apply’ button to begin your application.

After you have applied for our program, you will be invited to learn more about our Early Careers Sustainability Programme and our recruitment process to make sure you feel ready and equipped to succeed.

If successful, you will be asked to complete our online assessments and attend a face-to-face assessment day in our London office.

QBE is committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements, or you would like to connect with one of our networks please email us at earlycareersrecruitment@uk.qbe.com

Application Close Date: 03/03/2024 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click “Apply” and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.