Communications Officer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 667768971-2
  • Date Posted: 25 July 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: OCS Group UK Ltd
  • Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Apprentice Pay: £35,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Sales & Marketing, Health and Safety, Marketing, PR & Communications, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

We have an opportunity for a Communications Officer who is passionate about people and understands how keeping colleagues engaged can have an impact on personal and business performance.You will have some experience of developing and supporting the implementation of internal communication strategies, campaigns, and projects for internal audiences. You will have experience being involved with engaging, high quality, on-brand materials that embody organisational culture and make employees feel good about where they workThis is a hands-on role providing support on a multi-sited, high-profile Government contract.You will be home based with some requirement or UK travelResponsibilities will include:Overall responsibility to support the delivery of the internal communications, engagement strategy and culture change for this contract.Act as brand guardian to protect both OCS and HMCTS brands across the contract, ensuring that branding guidelines are always clearly explained and followedApprove all imagery used in OCS communications on the contract to ensure compliance with brand guidelines and GDPR regulations (working with the data protection team when necessary)Work closely with colleagues across all business streams and functional areas to produce interesting and informative newsletters, intranet content, toolbox talks, management briefings aimed at increasing employee engagementCreate engaging materials to communicate outcomes and results of customer satisfaction and employee surveysBe familiar with communications protocols in relation to media interest, Freedom of Information requests and negative social media mentions, acting as directed by the HR Manager and in accordance with guidance contained in the Communications and Engagement Management PlanWork with the Quality & Performance Manager and Data & Insights Analyst to prompt and record activity across the contract around delivering social value, reporting this back through a range of communications channels

Qualifications and Experience required:

Has, or is willing to undertake further personal career development towards a qualification with Institute of Internal Communications, Chartered Institute of Marketing or Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Previous experience within an employee engagement or communications role or has elements of this in their current role

Proven experience of creating / writing internal communication via variety of tools, including social media

Experience of working in a fast-paced, multi-sited environment

Able to think creatively, responding to business activities and seeking opportunities to maximise colleague engagement and promote culture change

An engaging communicator, with a strong command of both written and verbal communication, suitable for all audiences

Ability to utilise technologies to deliver creative and varied communications initiatives

Experience of using Microsoft applications, incl. Office 365

FM industry experience is advantageous although not essential

What will you get in return?

  • An enhanced pension scheme (above auto enrolment rates) - to save for the future
  • Life Assurance - to protect your family should the worst happen
  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays on top
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Private Medical Insurance - to protect you
  • Access to 100s of high street discounts
  • Financial Wellbeing support - Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme 'OCS Stars'- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated 'Impact' Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Health & Wellbeing Support

Why join OCS Group UK Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves. We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job. We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities. We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS. Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer