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Digital Communications Advisor
  • Closing Date for Applications - 18 October 2018
  • Permanent Role
  • Band D

Heathrow is the UK's premier international airport and one of the world's major hub airports, flying people for business, tourism and to visit friends and relatives around the world. We provide the facilities and services for over 80 airlines flying around 75 million passengers a year to over 180 destinations worldwide and play an important economic role connecting the whole of the UK to global growth. As one of the largest single site employers there are over 76,000 people working at Heathrow, for over 400 companies, working together to achieve our vision of giving passengers the best airport service in the world. Heathrow is like a small city - fast moving, diverse, forward thinking - right at the heart of the nation's global connections and with a world of opportunity.

Job Overview

Airport Communications are responsible for communicating to the 6,500 colleagues who work for Heathrow airport, as well as the 76,500 people from 400 organisations that make up 'Team Heathrow', the airport community.

We use our expertise in journalism, engagement, campaigning and change management to advise, inform, engage and influence colleagues and partners in the delivery of our four priorities so that we can achieve our vision: to give passengers the best airport service in the...

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We use our expertise in journalism, engagement, campaigning and change management to advise, inform, engage and influence colleagues and partners in the delivery of our four priorities so that we can achieve our vision: to give passengers the best airport service in the world.

Heathrow's business areas and departments require expert digital communication advice, guidance, tactical support and coaching to enable them to bring the best out of people (colleagues, contractors and suppliers), continuously improve performance and bring their messages to life in an engaging way.

We have a vital role in giving colleagues the information they need to do their jobs, as well as engaging them in the business.

The Digital Communications Adviser will be part of a team providing strategic and tactical communications support to a portfolio of internal business areas and clients to agreed plans - working to the Senior Digital Communications Manager.

They will be responsible for providing digital communications support and advice to internal clients at all levels helping them engage internal audiences. The role holder will draft, agree, deliver and evaluate digital communication strategies, plans and campaigns across a range of channels.

They will deliver digital communications across all online channels, including our new digital workplace, screens, social apps, video, and podcasting.

This role is about 'getting things done'. It requires a great online content manager who is passionate about our airport.

Principal Accountabilities

Excellent online and verbal communication skills: Develops timely online communications that are delivered in an engaging way, using creative techniques with engagement and marketing principles.

Tactical support:
provides templates, communication processes, access to channels, drafting and writing, editing / proofing support, research and evaluation, and brand guidance.

Strategic and local overview and planning: understand and provide the existing Heathrow strategic context, the way the
local business works and its priorities to help co-ordinate and integrate content management at a local and airport-wide level.

Digital campaign development: works with clients across the business on internal campaigns using marketing, change management and employee engagement principles.

Digital channel expertise: expert in the use of Heathrow digital channels.

Communication planning: contribute to the planning and work of the Communication Department and do
what's needed to achieve the department's priorities and objectives.

Crisis incident response: Join the on-call roster for disruption and crisis management.

Qualifications & Experience
  • Proficient in use of SharePoint Online (The HUB+), News-weaver (emails) and other digital content management systems
  • Great online journalist and good tactical delivery to a high standard able to create engaging content - not just factual.
  • Expert in the use of Microsoft Office 365 and demonstrated sound use of photo editing
    software and video / audio production.
  • Understanding and demonstrated application of communication and engagement principles to form successful communications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in using an integrated channel approach to achieve reach and engagement (including active feedback).
  • Experience and understanding of the digital landscape, including online content creation, multi-media and social media.

Business Behaviours
  • Take Ownership - Takes accountability for work, reflects on own actions, and supports others to do the same.
  • Work as a Team - Works with others to achieve goals and creates a great place to work.
  • Look after our Customers - Provides a high level of service based on an understanding of customers' needs.
  • Build Relationships - Seeks and considers others' views in order to reach agreement.
  • Look for Improvements - Looks for ways to make processes / work simpler, more efficient, and effective.
  • Drive Change - Plays a key role in anticipating, encouraging and supporting change within the business

Our plans are ambitious ones. And our people equally so. That's why we recognise and value the contribution that everyone makes. In return we offer great benefits. These include our employee assistance programme, pension, healthcare and travel offers, plus a wide range of development opportunities to take your career further.

e: recruitment_queries@heathrow.com
w: http://www.heathrow.com/company/heathrow-jobs

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