Our client require an experienced SC Cleared Communications and Engagement Lead to support the successful delivery of a high profile and interesting projects. This role is OUTSIDE IR35 / off payroll legislation does not apply. The programme is made up of 4 projects e.g. Sabilisation and Continuous Improvement, Transition, "Specific Project" and Transforming Project. For this role there will be a particular focus on the Transition Project. Key area of works: Provide regular update to the project community and engage with stakeholders in specific organisations / departments. Essential skills/experience: government or defence projects and programmes, Significant experience of working in change communication and stakeholder engagement roles, Proven experience in stakeholder management, must be able to effectively engage, communicate, influence and challenge stakeholders across a range of departments and external suppliers, The ability to map and categorise stakeholders, developing and implementing a stakeholder engagement strategy and plan which caters for a variety of stakeholders and interests, Excellent copyrighting skills, The ability to draft high quality communications products (newsletters, bulletins, FAQs etc.) pitched appropriately for a range of audiences, The ability to develop a wide portfolio of channels to reach staff who are unlikely to engage in traditional newsletter/web page articles and to facilitate a significantly sized home based/remote workforce, Excellent communication and presentation skills, Confident, credible and engaging around senior leaders and officials, The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships. Applicants must hold or be able to achieve SC Clearance or the required level.
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