Senior Internal Communications Manager


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Corporate Affairs NGV
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  42256
Department:  HR
Job Function:  Corporate Affairs and Communications

About the role


We are looking for a strategic Senior Internal Communications Manager (or Senior Colleague Communication and Engagement Manager as you’ll be known internally) to define, lead, and execute colleague communications across our National Grid Ventures (NGV) business -  a commercial and fast paced business which is at the forefront of the UK’s drive to netzero. 

In this role, you’ll play an integral role in shaping NGV’s colleague communications strategy, driving leadership engagement and cultural change and bringing our purpose, vision, and values to life.

Showcasing your proven leadership skills you’ll lead, motivate and develop a global team of colleague communications specialists. Using your excellent collaboration skills, you’ll regularly liaise with senior executives across the business and build solid relationships with the wider Corporate Affairs and other colleague communication teams.  

This is fantastic opportunity for an experienced employee communication and change professional who wants to have a lead voice on leadership engagement and employee communications, and is passionate about the UK’s clean energy future. 

About you


•    An experienced employee communication and change practitioner, with a proven track record of working in complex organisations at a senior level, supporting and advising C-suite and other senior executives.
•    Strong team leadership skills, with proven ability to lead, develop and motivate internal communications teams.
•    Experience of supporting or leading major change programmes. 
•    Experience and knowledge of detailed engagement, internal communications and campaign delivery, across multiple channels, focused on strategy and planning, but with experience of execution and measurement.
•    Significant business experience in networked blue-chip organisations with large field-forces focusing on colleague communication, engagement, strategy deployment and change management.

•    Substantial experience of running large leadership events, from logistics to content creation. 
•    Strong knowledge and proven experience of managing emergency/crisis communications procedures.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.

What we can offer you


A competitive salary of £62,000 - £74,000– dependant on experience. 

You’ll also benefit from:
•    An annual bonus of up to 20% of your salary for stretch performance 
•    An electric company car or alternative car allowance of £6000
•    28 days annual leave plus eight statutory days (and the option to buy more)
•    A generous contributory pension scheme  - we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%
•    Life insurance – x 10 annual salary
•    Flexible benefits (share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology scheme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving plus more)
•    Generous family friendly policies and family care benefits
•    Financial support to help cover the cost of professional memberships subscriptions
•    Access to numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing.


We offer flexible working arrangements. We’d hope to see you in the Warwick office one day a week, and you’re welcome to be in the office more often if that would work best for you. We’re happy to discuss any additional flexibility in working patterns or requirements that you feel could help to make this job work for you.


Further information


The closing date for this vacancy is 29 March 2023. However, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process. #LI-HYBRID #LI-SC1


About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.


Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.