Defence Communications Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Defence Communications Manager

Location: United Kingdom - Hybrid - Working from home options available

Compensation: Up to £60,000 + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 49559

Creating Change Together

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Defence Communications Manager.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Babcock Corporate Services (BCS)

The Defence Communications Manager role is based within our Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) business unit.

Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) is a global function, with our largest site being Lakeside in Portsmouth, but we operate from multiple sites around the world. BCS supplies and operates all IT, security, procurement, and finance Shared Services. We are embedded alongside the operations that we serve, enabling us to maintain close working relationships that support delivery to our customers. We drive standardisation, simplification and automation across Babcock, to help generate sustainable value for the group and our external customers.

The Role

The difference our new Defence Communications Manager will make:

As a Defence Communications Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary; through helping us achieve our goal of keeping safety, performance and people at the heart of Land so we can continue to create a safe and more secure world.

Day to day, you'll be assisting with the implementation of the Communications Plan, ensuring there are sufficient and appropriate channels for communicating with the key stakeholders, monitoring the usage and effectiveness of those channels, and creating clear and coherent messaging that can easily be understood by the internal and external audience: to support the profile of the business to promote customer and stakeholder engagement and support the business' growth objectives.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role can be delivered predominantly, remotely with travel, when required.

Essential Experience
Demonstratable public relations experience with media and other external stakeholders.
Clear understanding of the role of internal communications in supporting change and achievement of business objectives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to draft and edit copy, originate and refine messages and deploy a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and specific communication objective.
Organised, structured and collaborative in getting things done.
Ability to translate complex business requirements into clear and easily-understood internal communications.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Pension members - death in service 4 times base salary
Paternity - 2 full weeks pay
Maternity & Adoption leave - 20 weeks full pay - 13 weeks SMP
CSP - Up to 5 years service - 26 weeks full pay, 5 to 10 years service - 39 weeks full pay, 10 years plus - 52 weeks full pay
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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