Group Communications Manager

  • Location: London, UK
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 including fantastic bonus and benefits
  • Ref: EH-1811-6278
  • 2018-12-06T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Vivo Energy seeks seeks French speaking Group Communications Manager

The organisation

Our client, Vivo Energy, is a Royal Dutch Shell licensee.  Established in 2011 Vivo Energy is the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants to retail and commercial customers in Africa.  The group has a network of over 1,800 service stations in 15 countries and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Vivo Energy is a FTSE 250 company and a hugely successful enterprise, which is instrumental in supporting economic strength and development in Africa.
“We want our employees, customers and suppliers to be eager to work with us; we want to be a partner of choice for governments in terms of regulating and developing the industry; we want people to say ‘Vivo Energy is a great company’. 
When a person says ‘I work at Vivo Energy’, it must resonate. In short, over time, we want to be recognised as Africa’s most respected energy business.”
Christian Chammas, CEO Vivo Energy

The opportunity

Vivo Energy is looking for a Group Communications Manager to play a key role in developing and delivering a breadth of communications, both internally and externally. You will be responsible for creating and implementing the digital and social media strategy and engaging with employees across this matrix business. This is an integral role to ensure that the external and internal reputation of the business is industry leading. Working closely with senior people across the business and with the opportunity for some travel, this is an exciting opportunity to have a genuine positive impact on communications. Creativity, gravitas and dynamism will be required for this position. 

Responsibilities

  • Act as an adviser and trainer to local communications managers to improve communication outputs across the group
  • Act as the focal point for Central Team business heads (e.g. HR, HSSE, Marketing, Ethics & Compliance) to support their internal and external communications needs
  • Day to day management of the corporate and investor relations website
  • Develop a clear social media strategy for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • Create and manage content for these channels, developing a content calendar to ensure timely updates
  • Improve website and social media analytics to inform improvement suggestions
  • Handling some media relations when necessary, particularly around financial results
  • Daily management of the company intranet, proactively gathering content from other communications managers and business heads from across Africa to highlight good news stories and business updates
  • Develop new ideas for communicating with employees, for example through, multimedia content and events
  • Quality control the translation of content from English to French and vice versa, for materials such as press releases, CEO messages, or updates for the intranet
  • Manage media monitoring across the UK and Africa
  • Work with the local communications managers to develop the group’s community investment strategy and plan

Person specification

  • Fluent French is essential 
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Experience of creating a variety of content for both internal and external audiences
  • Experience of managing a website and evaluating analytics
  • Experience of developing a social media strategy and content calendar
  • Experience in a global or matrix organisation is desirable
  • Experience of working in Africa desirable but not essential
  • Being creative and having the confidence and gravitas to lobby for and implement new ideas 
  • Leadership skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Self-starter

Bonus and Benefits

  • Performance bonus – determined by the performance of the company as a whole and by the employee’s individual performance
  • 25 days paid holiday per calendar year
  • Pension scheme – non-contributory scheme, company contributes 10% of basic salary
  • Life assurance cover – four times basic salary
  • Health plan – Company offers a BUPA health plan for employee, spouse and children

If you would like to apply to be Vivo Energy’s new Group Communications Manager, please apply quoting the reference no. EH-1811-6278

The deadline to apply for this role is the 4th January 2019
 

 

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