Communications & Engagement Business Partner

GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)

Location: Merseyside

Job Type: Not Specified


We have an opportunity in the Employee Communications and Engagement (ECE) team.

The role will be the first point of contact for the leaders of Southern and Gatwick Express, acting as the public face of the employee communications and engagement team.

You'll offer first class counsel to senior leaders and make sure communication plans and engaging approaches are in place for major projects and change initiatives in an ever-changing industry that attracts much attention. This will include local activity designed to engage a range of audiences such as engineers, drivers or onboard teams, for example.

You'll provide advice on reputation management and how to land messages with authenticity and credibility, coaching leaders to do so. You'll also ensure colleagues are given the opportunity to have their say in the business, and have a clear line of sight of the part they play.

You won't do this alone, however, as you'll have specialist content creators, event organisers and campaign experts to draw upon and coordinate to help deliver creative solutions that excite our people.

To understand local challenges to communications and how best to land messages with audiences, you'll spend a good deal of your time with your respective leadership teams and out and about on the network to get a flavour of how messages land – and adapt where necessary, especially as we gear up to the formation of Great British Railways.

And, you'll role model GTR's values and leadership behaviours and ensure they're woven into local narratives and decisions.

Can you bring the following to the role:-

  • Excellent communication skills across all media, able to articulate vision, values and the business plan in a clear, compelling and meaningful way
  • Demonstrable experience of working with other teams that shape and drive engagement such as HRBPs, recognition and talent colleagues
  • Understanding or experience of working in a business partner operating model
  • Excellent diplomacy and influencing skills, and the gravitas to provide counsel and constructive feedback to senior stakeholders who may not always share your views

What's in it for you:-

Free Travel – spouse, partners, dependants (on Southern, Gatwick Express, TL, GN , South Eastern)

75% discount on other TOC

PTAC card (reduction underground pass)

Full Final Salary pension

Enrol into pension scheme

25 days Annual Leave

Hybrid working

Full JD attached.

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