Thursday, November 3, 2011

Human Resources Communications Manager Vacancy | Etihad Airways Careers

Human Resources Communications Manager


Abu Dhabi

Human Resources

Closing date
11 November 2011

Job Purpose
To partner with the HR Leadership team to design and deliver the HR communications strategy in support of the HR mission, strategies, key programmes, policies and processes.

Responsibilities shall include but limited to:
Lead and own the development of the HR communications strategy ensuring the outputs of the HR strategies are effectively communicated in a joined-up manner, optimizing the impact for people and performance.

Develop and implement communications plans to support major HR projects, ensuring consistency of style and tailoring content to target audience requirements.
Support the Chief People & Performance Officer and HR Leadership Team in the development of internal and external presentations to key stakeholders including Etihad Roadshows, ensuring the HR story is told professionally and consistently to a wide range of audiences.

Partner proactively with Communications specialists across Eithad to optimize the impact of HR communications programmes on a local and global basis and ensure consistency of messaging.

Establish a clear set of two-way global and local communications channels between HR and the business – both employees and managers - to ensure target audiences are effectively addressed.

Establish and manage a robust set of communications measures to assess the performance of HR communications as well as a framework to establish the ‘Voice of the Customer’ to inform the design of HR interventions.
Manage and develop messaging and content for various communications vehicles and perform editorial control (but not writer) for all HR content.
Lead the identification and coordinate the development of HR awards submissions.
Lead and manage the development of the Etihad employer brand principles and style ensuring all Etihad corporate and HR communications are consistent with its application.

You are required to have the following:
At least 5 years communications or journalism experience in high profile organisations required, preferably within an HR environment, with proven ability of handling internal communications; experience in strategic communications planning and management of major projects or issues; Airline experience is advantageous, but HR experience would be preferable, as is previous experience of working in a dynamic and fast-changing environment;
Extensive knowledge of communications – primarily of internal communications.
Strong knowledge of the industry, the airline, its operations commercially, corporate and financially sensitive issues.

Strong written, oral and presentation communications skills.
Fluency in English is required, with Arabic an advantage.

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