​​Communications Manager (Change) ​

Fixed Term Contract 
Competitive + bonus + benefits 

The Role

This is a great opportunity for a Communications Manager (Change) to join a dynamic and forward-thinking FTSE 100 company dedicated to creating exceptional living spaces for our customers and facilitating an environment where our colleagues thrive.We`re embarking on two significant transformation programs rooted in technology and are on the lookout for a talented and passionate communications specialist to play a pivotal role in shaping and delivering compelling change communications.

As the Communications Manager (Change), you`ll be at the forefront of driving engagement and excitement surrounding our transformative initiatives primarily focused on internal communication but taking our external ambition into consideration. Collaborating with multi-functional project teams, you will craft and deliver communication strategies that tell our story and showcase the positive impact of our evolving services.

What you`ll be doing

  • Evaluate and enhance existing communication strategies to ensure alignment with effective project delivery
  • Develop and execute internal communication plans to support individual transformation projects
  • Work closely with project teams and stakeholders to understand change objectives, shaping communications accordingly
  • Provide communications guidance to project owners to help create a customer focused narrative and support managers in effectively communicating change to their teams
  • Use existing communication channels - email, intranet, town hall meetings to consistently deliver engaging messages
  • Draft compelling articles, presentations, and other communications materials
  • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies, adapting as necessary to ensure impact

What we`re looking for in you

  • Demonstrate a passion for change and love of creative communications
  • Have a proven track record in transformation/change communications, ideally in a commercial organisation
  • Experience of working with a communications team that operates in a matrix structure
  • Be able to showcase creativity in interpreting complex information, develop engaging plans and ideas that will bring projects to life through written and digital content
  • Exhibit strong stakeholder management skills and able to build relationships and act as the link between teams and projects
  • Possess excellent planning skills and be able to manage competing priorities and be flexible to changing deadlines

What You`ll Get in Return

  • An annual bonus so you can share in the company`s success
  • 25 days` paid holiday
  • Pension - based on how much you save, we`ll contribute 1% more
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Shared Parental Leave - 18 weeks full pay
  • Other benefits include, ShareSave, Bike to Work, Charity Match, amazing discounts and more!

About Unite Students

Founded in 1991, Unite Students is a FTSE 100 business and the UK`s leading provider of purpose-built student accommodation. You can find us in 25 leading university towns and cities, with 74,000 students calling US home! We are driven by our values, culture, and a commitment to develop diverse and inclusive teams, filled with positive energy and new ideas.

Instinctive inclusion. We know that to create and maintain a happy healthy organisation, we have to work hard to ensure inclusion isn`t just what we do but who we are.

People make Unite Students. Employees, students and neighbours all contribute to building environments where we can all thrive.

Room for Everyone

We`re proud to be an employer that embraces individuality, and we`re passionate about building inclusive teams. We focus on creating a collaborative culture where you can be you, where your voice is heard, and where you can truly belong. We take great pride in being rated Gold Investors in People and are constantly striving to provide the highest standard of learning and development opportunities and professional pathways for our people. Building a home for success, for both our employees and students, requires exceptional people with a passion for creating room for everyone, doing what`s right, keeping US safe, and raising the bar. Join us as we build better experiences for students that live with us.

We are US.

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