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Head of Employee Communications

The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club is the largest commercial horse racing organisation in the United Kingdom and it owns 15 of Britain's famous racecourses.

22 Jan 2023
Full Time
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

About the role

The Head of Employee Communications will be instrumental in building the trust and support of The Jockey Club’s employees to deliver our mission of creating a thriving horseracing industry for the good of all.

The Employee Communications team is responsible for ensuring that our leaders and employees, spread across the country in a range of roles, understand, believe in and know what action to take when it comes to delivering our vision and strategy.

You will be an active member of the Corporate Affairs Leadership team, playing a key part in developing The Jockey Club’s engagement strategy, helping it to create the conditions it needs to succeed.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival & The Derby. Owning & operating 15 course’s, millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on raceday’s and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

The Head of Employee Communications will

  • Use insight to develop and deliver the employee communication strategy to build even greater levels of trust and support.
  • Oversee the delivery of the day-to-day drumbeat of employee communications including executive communications, organisational changes and employee events.
  • Develop a data-led analytical approach to employee trust and support, identifying and reporting opportunities to bridge the gap between employee expectations and what they experience day to day.
  • Work in partnership with the Chief People Officer to develop culture and behaviour change programmes to support the evolution of how we work and get things done.
  • Lead and develop the Employee Communication Manager to deliver outstanding results.
  • Build a deep understanding of how the business works and the role our employees can play in delivering our objectives with creativity and pace

About you

  • You will have significant experience in devising and developing internal communications strategies and tactical plans.
  • You will have brilliant written and verbal communication skills.
  • You will be comfortable building trusted relationships with leadership at a senior level.
  • You will be highly collaborative, with strong stakeholder management skills and a track record of building personal relationships with senior stakeholders and internal teams.
  • You will have very good influencing, persuasion, and presentation skills.
  • You will have excellent prioritisation and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate often complex subjects into clear messages for various audiences, adapting or re-planning quickly according to senior stakeholders’ needs or the external environment.
  • You will be able to work fully autonomously and confidently, with minimal direction.

What we offer in return

¨ All colleagues can go along to any of our race day or music events free of charge – along with 3 friends or family with our TeamPass Ticket scheme.

¨ An award-winning pension scheme provider with a generous employer contribution

¨ A healthcare cash back plan enabling you to claim money back on health & wellbeing services.

¨ 25 days annual leave

¨ Access to a suite of Learning & Development training resources from renowned providers

¨ A whole host of other benefits including free eyecare vouchers, a ride to work cycle scheme & discounts across varying retailers & services.

How To Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' to begin the online application process.

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 7th February but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have many applications.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
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