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Internal Communications Manager - 12 month FTC

Internal Communications Manager - 12 month FTC

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Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative internal communications professional to join the Pentland Brands Communications team. 


During a time of significant business transformation, communications will play a critical role in engaging our employees with our vision and business strategy, as well as our shorter-term business activities. 


We have a clear communications strategy and plan and we’re looking for someone to join our team to successfully manage of a wide range of internal communications campaigns and activities.  This role will also manage specific change communications initiatives, in a way that supports and harnesses our culture, to help our people through change.


  • Bring the Pentland Brand proposition and internal communications strategy to life through clear, consistent, creative and compelling multi-channel communications campaigns.
  • Work closely with the OD manager, to develop and deliver outstanding communications campaigns to promote key employee engagement initiatives.
  • Work directly with senior stakeholders and business functions to develop and deliver best in class change communications programmes including organising events developing content (briefings/scripts/presentations) and helping them to deliver key messages with impact.
  • Plan, develop, write and edit content for a number of channels including our MyPentland (intranet), newsfeeds (Yammer) and e-briefs (Campaign Monitor).
  • Develop the narrative and content for the all-company quarterly webcasts, webinars and the Exec/Leadership roadshows (incl. content briefs, scripts, presentations, films)
  • Work directly with the in-house creative agency to brief-in and co-ordinate design, photography and film projects/initiatives.
  • Ensure that all internal communications are delivered in the Pentland Brand tone of voice.
  • Ensure internal communication messages, activities and scheduling are consistent and align with the business strategy, brand proposition and external communications.
  • Monitor and measure employee feedback, making recommendations and improvements accordingly.
  • Manage the internal communications for business continuity planning.


Key stakeholders


Working in the Pentland Brands Communications team means you’ll be working with all areas of the business, in particular:

  • Exec and leadership team
  • HR and Organisational Design team
  • IT team
  • Active & Footwear division teams
  • In-house Creative Agency
  • Key functions/divisions from across the business
  • External partners and agencies
  • The OnePentland team, who are managing the current transformation project



What you need to have


  • A strong track-record in creating and delivering impactful internal communications campaigns, aligned to the business and communications strategy.
  • A strong track-record in delivering internal communications for complex international commercial organisations.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills and the ability to write in our company tone of voice.
  • Outstanding organisational and event management skills.
  • The ability to devise, develop and manage creative briefs.
  • An agile approach and an understanding how to best set, monitor and measure communications activities with a view to continually improving outputs.
  • Sound and demonstrable knowledge of internal and change communications best practise and new/emerging communications technologies.  
  • Strong and persuasive presentation skills
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation (desirable).

What we need to see in you


  • Passionate about working for a brand building company that values doing business the ‘right way’.
  • Brilliant at building an internal and external network and can work with and advise senior management.
  • Able to see the big picture but have a can do attitude and the technical ability to deliver the details.
  • Hands on and not afraid to get stuck into delivering.
  • A supportive team player, but also happy to work with high levels of autonomy. 



 This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.