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Job Description for Internal Communications Business Partner

Our Corporate Services Group (CSG) function is represented in every area of the organisation, with a wide range of specialisms that collectively enable our effective day-to-day operation, ensuring we can deliver our objectives and maintain compliance.

As part of our team, you’ll benefit from plenty of routes for development, access to specialist training and funding for professional qualifications, and a c.27% employer pension contribution. You’ll also have access to a wide range of employee networks, including the Women’s Inclusive Network, Race & Culture Network, Pride Network, Disability Network – and many more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) we are excited to offer a number of Internal Communications Business Partner opportunities within our Corporate Communications Team. If you are a confident and enthusiastic communications professional, with a proven track record for developing creative communications and imaginative campaigns, then we have the perfect role for you.

Working with specific business areas within DE&S, you will develop and deliver a proactive communications strategy and plan to engage staff and stakeholders. Playing a pivotal role in driving forward our communications activity, you will ensure this is aligned to the DE&S Communications and Engagement Strategy.

These dynamic roles will empower you to engage with a range of senior stakeholders, supporting their communications requirements, and making sure all messages and campaigns are coordinated and aligned to business priorities.

If found successful, you may be offered a role working in either DES or SDA. Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV guidance before applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.

Responsibilities for Internal Communications Business Partner

In this role, you will be entrusted with:
• Delivering creative internal communications which provide effective communications for employees, senior leaders and line managers, engaging staff on the issues that affect them
• Managing and delivering internal communications strategy and plans through multi-media channels
• Leading in shaping content, tone and channel of delivery for messages to internal audiences
• Developing, planning and executing campaigns and communications activities
• Writing engaging copy, developing creative briefs and event management
• Leading on and developing positive relationships with key stakeholders which may include senior executive level, cross Government and MOD
• Direct line management of junior colleagues within their own team as well as well as virtual management across the organisation
• Providing strategic communications advice to senior management on use of channels and delivery of key messages
• Evaluating and measuring effectiveness of communications activities

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
• Evidence of experience, working for an in-house corporate communications team or agency
• Proven successful Stakeholder Management experience

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

•Internal Communications
•Campaigns and Marketing
•Communicating and influencing
•Delivering at pace

What’s in it for you?

Our careers offer stability, training, progression – and much more! Discover more about what we offer in our Little Book of Big Benefits. Find out more about our pension schemes.

We’re exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a great place to work that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. To help us do this, we particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people from LGBT communities. By bringing together different ideas, experiences and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together.

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Job Details

Job title

Internal Communications Business Partner


£39,500 – £42,500 per annum (plus benefits)

Contract type


Business area

Corporate service group

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Recruitment Contact

Ryan Mundy –

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