Internal Communications Manager





Flexible, UK


Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.



Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.


We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.


To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.


Will you join us?



The Opportunity


The Internal Communications Manager is responsible for designing and delivering key moments of engagement across all Plan International’s communication and engagement platforms, with a particular focus on leadership communications and engagement, strategy and transformation.


You will lead and drive engagement of key strategic moments within Plan International’s 10,000 staff using a variety of channels and delivery methods ensure that staff feel connected, informed and engaged. You will work closely with the Governance & Executive department to develop engaging communications promoting the work of senior leadership and in developing messages and communications materials for national and global management and governance bodies. Supporting organisational priorities through targeted communication and internal messaging to and from leadership constituents will be a key element of the role. You will also identify strategic communication opportunities for senior leadership and advise on the most effective solutions for addressing these.


The Individual


With proven experience in managing and supporting internal communciations and engagement and coordinating with multiple stakeholders, preferably in a large, international organisation, you will have excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills. Creative thinking and problem solving abilities are essential in this role as is excellent organisational skils and attention to detail.

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Location: Global Hub in Woking UK (please note that all staff are currently working from home) or f

lexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work. Those locations closest to the point of impact are preferred.

Type of Role: Six month fixed term contract from February 2021. A secondment may be possible. 

Reports to: Head of Internal Communications and Knowledge Management

Salary: £40476-£44974 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 10th January 


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the 

Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

 In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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