Salary: £37,670 – £45,106
Location: Bootle, Merseyside (with occasional travel to Cheltenham, London and industry-related sites in the UK)
Closing date: 2 January 2019
An expert in communications, you can help make critical change happen
A fast-evolving public corporation, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)’s vision is to be an exemplary regulator that inspires respect, trust and confidence.. Right now, we’re embarking on a hugely exciting project, set to bring major change by modernising our ways of working. To make it a success, we need to get engagement right, and for that we need a highly skilled Communications Manager.
If you are an experienced communications professional, this could be your chance to take on a fascinating new role. Your challenge is to lead engagement and communications for a high-profile change project, where you will deal with internal audiences and external stakeholders too.
The project is called WIReD, which stands for Well Informed Regulatory Decisions. It’s set to bring the organisation up to date and modernise our systems. We want to have the best informed regulators in the world and WIReD will put our regulation, and the people who deliver it, at the centre of improvements. Every single one of our inspectors will have improved knowledge, productivity, connectivity and mobility as a result of WIReD. The project will also improve the transparency of our regulation externally, changing how we connect and interact with our stakeholders.
As communications lead and a key member of both the project and corporate communications team, you’ll be instrumental in making change happen smoothly. As well as delivering the communications strategy for WIReD, you’ll manage day to day communications and staff engagement to drive the objectives for the project. This means devising plans and drafting copy, developing briefings and presentations, deploying WIReD branding and evaluating activity. While much of your work will be internal, there’ll be external engagement too: opportunities to help the project build relationships with key contacts outside ONR.
To make this strategic change project a success, high quality engagement is crucial. You must therefore have a track record of working on successful high-profile change projects with multiple stakeholders. You will have gained your experience in the public sector or a large organisation, where you’ve tackled internal communication, staff engagement and stakeholder management simultaneously. Whatever your background, you’ll be used to working at a strategic, tactical and implementation level, drafting communication plans and managing varied tasks. Excellent communication skills are, of course, essential and you’ll be using them both face to face and in writing. A strong copywriter who’s comfortable with digital and social media, you’ll be enthusiastic about making a positive impact on the future of the UK’s nuclear industry regulator.
We offer a competitive package at ONR, with this role attracting a salary of £37,670 – £45,106. In addition, up to £15,000 in relocation costs may be available. Furthermore, you’ll be eligible for a substantial Civil Service Pension scheme (including ill-health retirement and lump sum family benefits), plus, you’ll receive a very generous holiday entitlement.