Senior External Communications Manager in London - Airbus Defence and Space

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London, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Job Description:We are looking for a Senior External Communications Manager to join Airbus Defence & Space in Stevenage.The external communications department is a diverse team consisting of spokespeople and communication and social media experts based across the UK and Europe and is responsible for ensuring the reputation of the division.Within the team of GXT, you will be responsible for dealing with External Communications matters mainly related to Military Air Systems and Connected Intelligence (Security, Cyber etc.) in the UK, building up and maintaining relationships with key media - trade as well as dailies. In that function, you will be reporting to the Head of Defence External Communications within GXT. You will also drive Employee Communications on national and site level in the UK and act as Comms point of contact (POC) for the UK sites; handle issues such as management and crisis communication for Employee Communications in the UK; advise senior management team on engaging employee communications and support strategic employee communications projects and as part of wider employee communications team beyond the UK.Please note:  This role will involve frequent travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.  You will also be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).Tasks & Accountabilities:Engaging with external audiences by animating Airbus' external channels (media relations,, Airbus corporate social media accounts) in support of the Communications strategy.Contributing to the promotion and protection of the Airbus brand and to the external positioning of its products, services, people and top management with a special emphasis on the UK (primarily Defence and Connected Intelligence).Providing audience and business related performance indicators to support decision-making, channel animation, planning and continuous improvement.Acting as company spokesperson and ambassador via all relevant media and social media channels - primarily on defence and security topics- for Airbus DS CEO, senior UK leadership and others.30% of time shall be devoted to supporting Internal Communications activities of Airbus DS in the UK.Skills & Experience:Educated to degree level or equivalentWorking knowledge of Communications (ideally internal and external)Excellent networking and stakeholder management skillsExcellent communication skills with the ability to act as a spokesperson for the departmentSocial media skillsGood research and writing skillsWhat Airbus Can Offer You:A competitive salary with annual profit sharean ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leaveVery strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company.A hybrid working pattern of 2 to 3 days per week in the office and 2 to 3 days remotely, however you will be required to spend more time in the office during the initial training periodFlexible hours - 37 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.LI:KM1This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.Company:AIRBUS Defence and Space LimitedContract Type:Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinidoExperience Level:Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / ProfesionalJob Family:Company Communication By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.SummaryLocation: Stevenage; London AreaType: Full time


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