Manage a wide range of projects as part of an exciting new People Strategy.
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we put our community at the heart of everything we do. Our focus on quality of life and opportunity is just as much of a priority when it comes to looking after our own internal community of employees. After all, the more highly motivated and fulfilled our people feel at work, the better we can all deliver together for local residents.
There has never been a more exciting moment to join our Human Resources and Organisational Development department. We already have an innovative and comprehensive employee wellbeing programme – especially for mental health. Right now, we are refreshing our People Strategy to deliver the priorities in our evolving Council plan. Health and wellbeing will be at the heart of employee experience, alongside skills and learning, and equality, diversity and inclusion. As a key member of the Employee Engagement service, you can really make your mark on the successful delivery of this vital agenda.
As Employee Engagement Officer you will manage a varied portfolio of HR and employee engagement projects aligned to the People Strategy. Taking the lead on designing effective employee engagement standards across the HR department, you will proactively recommend and initiate actions that effectively promote our services. You will be instrumental in gaining genuine and constructive feedback, so that we can co-design new and successful initiatives.
Developing employee engagement materials and content, you will be instrumental in building great relationships with key networks and influencers. Along the way, you will work with colleagues in teams such as Communications and ICT to deliver joined-up, interactive campaigns across a range of channels – from Yammer, to staff networks, briefing sessions, conferences and events. You will be a real champion of two-way communication between HR and the Council’s employees.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You will bring to the role proven experience of working on employee engagement projects and initiatives, or in an internal communications team. Either way, you will be able to demonstrate the impact you had on engagement within a large, complex and diverse organisation or politically sensitive environment. We expect you to have a demonstrable ability to manage simultaneous projects from initiation to conclusion, prioritising your work to meet tight deadlines. Naturally, you will have great communication skills in person and in writing – from building positive relationships with diverse individuals, to presenting complex information in compelling and accessible ways.
In return you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.
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We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
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Interview date: Week Commencing 15th September 2022