Communications Manager - EY

EY are seeking a communications professional, based in Dublin, who will be responsible for the development and delivery of external and internal communications strategies for EY Ireland and play an active role in its day-to-day operations.

Company EY
Location Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Apply by 12 April 2019
Position / Title Communications Manager
Department Brand, Marketing and Communications
Reporting to Senior Manager
Contract Type 12m FTC
How To Apply

To apply for this role, please visit http://eyirelandcareers.ey.com

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

External Communications:

  • Create and implement PR and communications plans to support key corporate campaigns in conjunction with the line manager. This will include advising different departments to ensure a consistency of approach and messaging across all materials produced.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders across each of the firm’s Service Lines to identify opportunities to profile EY’s service offering and experts.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Business Development to ensure integrated communications across the business. Advise and recommend appropriate communication channels and tactics.
  • Proactively identify media opportunities to support the work of EY and drive share of voice.
  • Manage firm wide press content – draft, review and edit content e.g. articles, thought leadership.
  • Serve as a point of contact for EY inbound media queries.
  • Support reputational risk management and crisis communications, in conjunction with the Head of Communications and other business leaders.
  • Work closely with the Communications team across the UK & Ireland, and Global Communications, to identify content that can be leveraged local and ensure consistency of message.
  • Support the delivery of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year PR programme as required, and drive media activity at key points during the year.
  • Build relationships with key media contacts (across the island of Ireland) and proactively target news opportunities and forward features.

 Internal Communications:

  • Design and deliver internal communications plans to support the firm’s business imperatives as agreed with the Head of Communications and Service Line Leaders.
  • Build strong relationships with each of EY’s Service Lines and ensure their engagement in the planning and delivery of internal communications.
  • Support the delivery of corporate and Managing Partner internal communications campaigns.
  • Advise and recommend appropriate internal communication channels and tactics to drive engagement.
  • Work with key business enablement functions including Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Quality & Risk Management, to deliver communications.
  • Work closely with the Communications and Engagement team across the UK & Ireland to ensure consistent messaging along with the management and roll-out of key global programmes.
  • Measure ‘business as usual’ communications and campaign effectiveness, recommending ways to build awareness and understanding of business priorities.
  • Work closely with EY’s internal design team on all projects to ensure consistency with regard to the firm’s internal brand.

Take a lead in rolling out initiatives identified to improve employee engagement

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge and experience of best practice internal communications tools.
  • Experience in creating internal communications strategies that support business objectives and increase employee engagement.
  • The ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion.

Experience:

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Have at least four years' experience in a high-performance, professional environment.
  • A minimum of five years' experience of working with corporate, financial, professional services or consulting organisations (in-house or agency).
  • Experience and a strong interest in media.
  • Experience of building strong relationships and influencing senior stakeholders and peers.
  • Experience in creating internal and external communications content in a range of formats. 

Skills:

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent writing, editing, communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word skills are a must, SharePoint considered a strong asset.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience organising, analysing and presenting large amounts of data in a creative manor.
  • A strong team player and lateral thinker, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently.
  • Strong project management experience and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

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