Internal Communication & Engagement Partner Job at KFC in Woking
Welcome to Kentucky Fried Chicken, made by hand, served with pride, eaten at the same table. We’re a people business that happens to sell chicken and chips. Starting with our founder Colonel Harland Sanders’ philosophy, when it comes to making our world-famous Original Recipe chicken, we believe there is a right way to do things. It isn’t always easier, but it is always better. There’s no doubt about that and we’re proud of it. We’re spirited and driven. We believe in hard work that makes an impact, a famous recognition culture that celebrates everyone and we try to not to take ourselves too seriously.
KFC are on the lookout for a creative communicator to help us realise our ambition to transform our 30,000 team members into brand advocates for KFC. You’ll be responsible for managing our internal communication channels and supporting the wider employer brand and engagement team.
You’ll be the internal voice of our brand, building brand love and loyalty amongst our c.30,000 employees, keeping them engaged and entertained through creative content, witty conversation and most likely… memes. You’ll also tap into our incredible employees to unlock powerful story-telling opportunities.
We want our internal communications to be embedded naturally and in an authentic and credible way, not forcing our way into people’s feeds. So, we’re looking for an original to run our channels – an innovative, dynamic and enthusiastic person who always has their finger firmly on the pulse. Someone that can naturally adapt to the fun, fresh, bold KFC tone of voice.
This is a unique opportunity within a growing, award-winning team at one of the largest, best-loved brands in the UK. The role offers immediate exposure to all areas of the business as you partner and collaborate with the PR and social team, our agencies, our franchisees and our operations teams (to name just a few) to build a cross functional content calendar. You’ll also have the opportunity to influence and shape how we talk to our teams in the future, including exciting new platforms and channels.
On the face of it, this is an entry level role – but there’s certainly room to grow as part of an ambitious brand and we’d love you to be keen to adapt and grow your career within KFC and Yum!
And did we mention there would be chicken?! Probably should have led with that…
Management of our internal communication channels and platforms, including; intranet, newsletters, digital screens, internal social media and meetings and events ensuring content is relevant, easy to engage with and distinctive.
Community management of our internal social media/employee app.
Respond to queries relating to communication platform access and user issues.
Create and execute the content calendar – planning, scheduling, copywriting and coordinating cross functionally.
Create ad hoc organisational announcements.
Management of internal campaigns for initiatives such as International Women’s Day, Pride, Mental Health Awareness and project and product launches to name a few.
Continual measurement of the effectiveness of our communications channels – building reports to share results back to the business, offering insight and learnings and working to improve platform reach and engagement.
Develop and maintain relationships with our creative agencies.
Work closely with cross functional departments, global communications partners, and franchise partners to source and develop brand news and stories and best practice from across the organisation.
Partner with events, facilities and other project managers to support communications projects as needed.
What we would love from you:
A minimum of 2 years experience working in internal communications, PR or Social Media
Versatile copywriting skills. The successful candidate will be able to adapt instantly to the KFC tone of voice with flawless grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Creativity and imagination, but with a sharp eye for detail, ability to prioritise, work collaboratively, respond to feedback, see the bigger picture and stay calm under pressure.
Good organisational skills and time management.
Prior experience managing internal and external relationships and ability to influence and persuade key stakeholders on the best practice for employee communications.
Problem solving and analytical capability to interpret data, analyse findings and use these to implement new communication strategies.
Ability to multitask and work under pressure, with changing priorities, tight deadlines and budgets.
Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft PowerPoint.
Familiarity with Photoshop and video editing
Indesign/Graphic design software pro
Attitude & Personality
Enthusiasm about the brand is a must. We only want people who love KFC!
Great judgment mixed with maturity, flexibility and resilience are key qualities that we’re looking for.
We’re looking for a team player who embraces the company culture and gets involved (rumour has it there’s a beer fridge…)
Ability to remain positive and motivated and inspire those around you.
We’ll need you to show patience, resilience and be able to make judgment calls under pressure.
We’re looking for someone solution driven, meaning you’ll be inquisitive, tenacious and determined… always looking for new ways to deliver ground-breaking work.
Additionally, our ideal candidate is:
Culturally “plugged in” and understands what makes communication relevant, easy and distinctive.
Tech savvy with an interest in social media and communications platforms
A brand storyteller: you are creative, the person everyone wants to invite to their brainstorm. You can identify the most compelling stories and angles that showcase our culture and our people.
A wordsmith: while employee engagement is your focus, you’re also a talented writer.
Discerning, practical and resourceful: You know how to meet challenges head-on, perfect your research skills and persevere…but you also have no problem asking for help when needed.
A team player: if someone needs help, you are the first one on the scene. You’re more than willing to lend a hand and share your know-how.
A positive, inquisitive and fun person (haters need not apply)
What we can offer you:
A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including;
Company and performance related bonus
Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover and extra dental cover
Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 3 extra days per year
After 5 years’ service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days
Study support may be available for job-related qualifications
International career opportunities across Yum!
Pick n Mix Benefits, options include gym membership, health screening and travel insurance
There’s one more important thing to say about KFC.. this is a fun place to work. Our culture is quite unique. We are not looking for a dry ‘suit’. And this is a business full of bright people who like to get stuff done. But we also love a chicken pun and don’t take ourselves too seriously.
If this all sounds like you and you are keen to join a global, dynamic and ambitious company you can thrive in, then get in touch!
Company Location: Woking