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Website GoCardless

Internal Communications Specialist, GoCardless
Location: London

GoCardlessAt GoCardless, we’re passionate about payments. Our vision is to provide businesses with the best way to collect recurring payments, wherever they and their customers are in the world.

Today, we help over 55,000 businesses take the pain out of getting paid, so they can focus on what they do best. And through our partnerships with over 200 software providers such as Xero, Zuora, Salesforce and Quickbooks, more and more businesses are benefiting from our unique global payments platform every day.

We process $15bn of payments a year across more than 30 countries, powering recurring payments for businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses.

We’re headquartered in the UK, and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Google Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Notion Capital. Over 400 employees worldwide have decided to develop their careers with us. We’ve built a friendly, collaborative culture where we hire and develop people who share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and support colleagues to develop in their role and more broadly in their career.

About the team

Internal Communications at GoCardless sits within the People Team and exists to:

  • Drive alignment, so everybody has a clear understanding of what the business is trying to achieve and how we each contribute
  • Build trust and advocacy at all levels
  • Foster and scale our fantastic culture, lift engagement and help to make GoCardless an awesome place to work – particularly during the times we can’t be together in person.

The role

  • You’ll take the lead on our weekly Town Hall sessions. This includes identifying and collaborating with contributors to make content clear and relevant; forward planning, so we have a clear idea of themes and messaging; being hands on so sessions run smoothly and key info/recordings are subsequently shared
  • Driving our ‘drumbeat’ of regular communications, ensuring company-wide and location-specific messaging is clear, consistent and delivered through the most relevant and impactful channel(s)
  • Devise and execute communication plans (for example, to roll out our engagement survey) which deliver clear outcomes
  • Own and develop our new engagement platform, launching in early 2021, so employees value it as their one source of ‘everything GoCardless’
  • Advise and support others around the business, helping them achieve their communications goals
  • Contribute to the overall internal communications plan and approach, ensuring what we do is impactful and positively contributes to the growth and success of GoCardless
  • Help organise and successfully deliver ‘GC Live’, our company offsites.

Desired skills

This is the role for you if you already have some experience in communications; GoCardless is a place where you can build on those foundations, make a genuine impact and – we hope – have some fun while you’re doing it.

Specifically:

  • Prior experience in internal communications
  • Exceptional writing ability; you’re unphased by jargon and can easily transform complexity into something compelling and easy to understand, all in our authoritative and friendly tone of voice
  • A digital mindset; you know how to get the very best out of various channels & platforms — from straightforward emails through to Slack, Zoom, intranet and more; you’re keen to explore new technologies that enhance what we do
  • You’re happy to be hands on and get things done, often having to prioritise multiple tasks at once and ultimately deliver communications to the right people, at the right time, in ways which work best for them
  • It’s beneficial if you’ve had exposure to projects like onboarding and employer brand — they’re both areas we’re keen to develop in the future.

Life at GoCardless

Diversity is hugely important to us and we welcome applications from those with disabilities and from under-represented backgrounds. Throughout our hiring and onboarding process we make any reasonable adjustments necessary to create a level playing field and continually look at how we can improve in this area. We also have active ‘employee resource groups’ (such a BEAM and Rainbow) that are supported and sponsored by members of our Exec team; they work to engage and inspire our employees on diversity & inclusion topics throughout the year.

We offer flexible working hours and remote working arrangements, enhanced parental leave and pension packages. You’ll also receive equity, because we believe having this ‘buy in’ is a vital part of building a successful business where everybody – regardless of their role – can make a valuable contribution.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen everybody at GoCardless shift to remote working and this is something we’ll continue to do into 2021. We continually review this approach in conjunction with the changing restrictions in each of our locations; additionally we offer support to maintain wellbeing and comfort, including subsidised home office equipment, workstation assessments and a range of remote social activities you can dip in and out of whenever you fancy.

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