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Communications Executive

Date: 21-Sep-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role definition

Working in a busy group communications team, this is the perfect job for someone who wants to develop their employee’s communications skills across a range of different areas. Supporting the Senior Communications Manager (Special Projects), this role covers a wide range of responsibilities and would suit someone who likes variety and working with many different people. This role supports the delivery of multiple communications campaigns including content creation (video, blogs and other collateral) and driving social media engagement.


Key accountabilities

  1. Assisting the Senior Communications Manager with the development and implementation of strategic group communications plans with a focus to inform, inspire and engage employees  
  2. Drafting and editing communications copy and material to create engaging and creative  content for a variety of channels (blogs, social media, website, intranet) and diverse audiences
  3. Support the day-to-day tactical delivery of communications campaigns and activities
  4. Source and develop recognition and success people stories aligned to our company strategy, values and behaviours
  5. Work with the Digital Team to deploy content through our core digital channels
  6. Analyse the impact and effectiveness of all communications activities to inform future plans and engagement
  7. Ensure all content, messaging and collateral aligns to QinetiQ narrative and represents the brand in the most effective way
  8. Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and best practice in employee communications, sharing this with the wider team to continuously improve engagement


Key competencies

  1. Ability to multi-task competing projects and to priorities workload; working at pace and  under pressure
  2. A passion for communications, with keen interest in new technologies, platforms and channels
  3. Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions
  4. Able to build relationships and influence a wide range of stakeholders
  5. Writes in a clear and concise manner, using appropriate grammar, style and language for the audience; with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  6. A willingness to learn and develop


Experience and qualifications

  1. Degree level educated or equivalent working experience
  2. 2+ years’ experience in communications, particularly within employee communications
  3. Demonstrable experience working in a complex stakeholder environment, with good relationship management skills
  4. Experience of managing external agencies, contractors, designers and content producers
  5. Experience of editing and updating intranet/web content and analysing web analytics


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.