Scotland - Internal Communications and Engagement Advisor, Clients and Markets

Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Reports to: Internal Communications and Engagement Manager
Practice group: Clients & Markets
Location: Scotland or Remote
Purpose of role

Are you a passionate internal communications professional with a proven track record of producing creative content and campaigns that resonate with diverse audiences?

The world's largest law firm, Dentons, is seeking a self-starting, creative internal communications professional to join their Internal Communications & Engagement team in the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) region. Sitting in the wider Clients & Markets team, the successful candidate (FTC) will partner with the Internal Communications & Engagement Manager to produce internal content and publications for partner and firm wide audiences. They will also be responsible to devise and execute internal comms materials and that articulate the region's strategy and supporting narrative; support its business priorities and initiatives; and spotlight and celebrate its people and the successes for the firm's clients.

Responsibilities
  • Partner with the Internal Communications & Engagement Manager to develop and deliver high-quality content for internal channels, in support of agreed initiatives including
    • Day-to-day/BAU written content production for UKIME intranet and internal publications for partners, lawyers and business services professionals, ensuring content is timely, informative and engaging. Eager to upskill to feature writing and full newsletter editorial management.
    • Video: concept/series development, storyboarding and project management with video producer or self-created using an internal tool.
    • Other dynamic media creation, including bespoke infographics, banners, screensavers and AV reels to supplement campaigns and initiatives.
  • Contribute to devising and implementing impactful and engaging multi-channel campaigns and tactics to drive overall business strategy and performance across multiple functional areas, such as HR, Finance, Operations, ESG/Responsible Business, Risk/Compliance, etc. 
  • Provide communications and engagement support for key people-related projects that focus on employee experience, engagement initiatives and the firm's overall employee offering.
  • Assist with preparation/content organisation for major internal broadcast events, including Firmwide Townhalls and Partner meetings, supporting on executive leader materials and comms where necessary.
  • Work with select business stakeholders to build internal communications templates for them to use to self-service their internal comms requirements.
  • Produce monthly analytics reports on digital content to continually refine comms approaches and tactics to best meet needs of the business.
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ experience in journalism or communications roles (in-house or agency), strong preference for internal and/or change communications experience.
  • Proven success in developing and executing internal communications materials and memos with the ability to apply that thinking when taking on new projects/campaigns.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with superb attention to detail.
  • High emotional intelligence with the ability to see messages and content through different audience lenses.
  • Highly organised and deadline oriented, with the ability to quickly prioritise changing workloads.
  • Creative thinker and adept storyteller, with the ability to tell engaging and powerful stories through words and visuals, and an understanding of the creative design process.
  • Collaborative, resilient team player who deals well with ambiguity and complex structures.
  • Ability to build strong relationships within a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Action-orientated with high energy, positivity, agility and pragmatism.
  • Aptitude to understand the business strategy, challenges and opportunities and have the ability to translate into impactful communications/narratives.

Desirable

  • Degree-level qualification and/or specialisation in strategic communications, public relations, internal communication, digital marketing or journalism.
  • Experience working in a law firm (preferred) and complex professional services organisation.
  • Membership of professional body (e.g. CIPR, IOIC).
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.comEnquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.