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IHG Corporate Communications Executive - 1 year FTC in Denham, United Kingdom

Corporate Communications Executive - 1 year FTC

Job Number R178201

Hotel Brand: IHG Corporate

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - United Kingdom - England - Denham

Description

About us

IHG is one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with a portfolio of successful brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza. We passionately believe that it’s our people who make us what we are today, and it’s our people who will help us and our world-famous brands grow. Whether in our corporate offices or hotels, it’s our colleagues’ distinct personalities and talent that bring to life our purpose of providing True Hospitality for everyone.

Your day to day

We are currently recruiting for a Corporate Communications Executive on a 1 year Fixed Term Contract who will be responsible for supporting the Europe communications team to deliver internal & external communications with a focus on promoting and protecting IHG’s reputation with colleagues, owners and industry stakeholders

Key responsibilities & activities will include:

  • Supporting with media relations including taking a role in the crisis ‘duty rota’. Handle initial enquiries when they come through from hotels and journalists. Fact-find within the business to answer queries

  • Working with business stakeholders to deliver key internal events such as town halls, immersion days and CR activities

  • Supporting the writing and distribution of the drumbeat of internal communication, such as Merlin articles and local newsletters. Where appropriate engage the Content team for support

  • Supporting the development and execution of communications plans for key strategic projects and news relevant to hotels, owners and the market

  • Maintaining distribution lists for key communications channels e.g. EmailOpen. Distribute comms through digital channels as required

  • Building and maintaining a communications calendar for the Europe team

  • Coordinating regular reporting and metrics for internal and external communications activity in Europe

What we need from you

Education:

Educated to degree level or strong evidence of written and thinking skills

Experience:

Strong commitment to corporate communications. Ideally with 2+ years of comms experience post education. Hospitality and B2B experience ideal but not required. Experience of a fast-paced corporate environment and managing a complex work-plan.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Media relations experience including crisis handling and/or evidence of sound judgement

  • Excellent English and high-quality written communication skills.

  • French and German language skills are preferential

  • Ability to influence at a range of levels from hotel ops through to BU leadership

  • Ability to manage people and agencies. Strong organisation skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to support and contribute to the delivery and thinking behind 360’ communication campaigns hitting a range of channels and audiences

  • Acting as a genuine team player and collaborating with colleagues across the GCA matrix

  • Ability to communicate and explain complex issues in a simple manner

What we offer

At IHG we promise to recognise and reward your hard work, we offer great work benefits for all employees over the globe. What we can offer you:

  • Highly competitive salary

  • Strong benefits package including free car parking, hotel discounts worldwide and subsidised restaurant and Starbucks Coffee Shop

  • All the support and training for you to fast-track your career at IHG

Our picturesque office in Denham, Buckinghamshire is easily accessible on the A4/M40. Alternatively, many of our employees commute from London – there are regular trains from London Marylebone taking approx. 20 – 35 minutes, or the Metropolitan or Piccadilly tube lines go to Uxbridge where we provide a free shuttle bus.

As an equal opportunity employer, IHG is committed to providing a working culture that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a barrier-free recruitment process.

Closing date for all applications: 31st January 2020

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