Thought leadership and Knowledge-Share Specialist

Insight · London, London, City of
Department Insight
Employment Type Flexible
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Overview

We are looking for an ambitious communications professional who can leverage their expertise and experience to lead the knowledge management and communications activities within the Black Sun Group. We are open to flexible options and the role can be full or part-time (3 or 4 days a week)

This newly created role will be responsible to produce external communications and oversee knowledge management strategies to strengthen communication and knowledge-sharing between the Group’s business units. This is a rare opportunity to play a leading part in extending our stakeholder communications proposition and enhance our reputation for strategic communications within the industry and beyond.

Reporting to our Chief Advisory & Engagement Officer, the role will also entail you collaborating closely with the Insight and Knowledge Team to support them in the delivery of our outstanding work to our base of blue-chip clients. High-quality standards of work and a strong commercial acumen is a must, as well as the desire to want to make a material contribution to successfully grow our business.


Key responsibilities:

Develop and oversee the implementation of an annual communications and knowledge management strategy for the Group

  • Gain an understanding of the corporate communication industry and our unique position to deliver our value proposition.
  • Create and execute a knowledge management and communications strategy based on the Group’s strategic plan. The strategy should include an implementation plan with measurable outcomes.
  • Write thought leadership pieces on a regular basis to support new business and marketing activities.
  • Coordinate with consultants, designers, and Board members to establish workflows and timelines for productions of knowledge assets and communication materials.
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to identify effective channels to communicate with key stakeholder groups, and maintain a communications calendar with key events, dates and deadlines throughout the year.


Support the Insight and Knowledge Team in the delivery of strategic consultancy work

  • Gain an understanding of our strategic offering by working closely with the consultants within the Insight and Knowledge Team.
  • Write the report of our flagship research projects and support the related knowledge sharing activities (events, workshops) to enhance our reputation within the industry and raise our profile beyond.
  • Collaborate with senior consultants/directors on some aspects of proposal writing.
  • Support the creation of our knowledge assets (best practice examples, pitch deck, presentation slides) by working with our consultants and analysts.
  • Support various aspect of advisory project as necessary, including content creation and copyediting.


Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, English or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant working experience in Strategic Communications
  • Exemplary written work. Demonstrated ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing
  • Confident communicator, competent presenter and facilitator

 

Come join Black Sun!

Across the globe, there is a powerful movement demanding that business focus on purpose, sustainability, and wider value creation. It has never been more important for business to build and maintain trust with their key audiences.

And that’s where we come in! We are a new company for this new world – a partner to some of the biggest brands and businesses worldwide – helping them to engage with these audiences, build enduring relationships and spark positive change through inspiring communications.

As our world rapidly changes, our focus remains constant. At heart we are storytellers, we define articulate and shape the value creation story, bringing it to life across different channels and communications formats. Our team is made up of over 130 talented specialists working across the UK, Europe, and Asia – analytical thinkers, renaissance creatives, digital mavericks and inspiring change makers!

We win many awards and recognition for our work – but great work doesn’t happen by magic – join Black Sun and you will become part of an amazing, diverse, and inclusive community – a team of passionate and skilful people who will expand your horizon, energise your talents and ignite that spark of magic within you.

Beyond what you would expect; a competitive salary, great benefits and hybrid working – we will support you in developing the skills and expertise to fast track your career. You will have the opportunity to make a difference every day, shaping the future of communications and creating positive change – and most importantly, to have fun along the way.

 

Your personal qualities:


  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills are necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally;
  • High-quality service ethic and commitment to customer service excellence;
  • Ambition to self-improve;
  • Ability to manage many urgent and often conflicting priorities;
  • Strong ‘can do’ attitude with an innate ability to take initiative and work by yourself as well as in a team;
  • Flexibility and team-focused, non-hierarchical approach with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude to getting the job done; and
  • A great sense of humour and fun!

 

Reporting Relationships

Reporting to: Chief Advisory & Engagement Officer

Work closely with: All business units within Black Sun Group (UK and Singapore)

 

Interview process

Phone chat with talent acquisition manager
1st Interview with hiring manager
2nd interview with hiring director and senior manager within the Insight & KnowledgeTeam

 

Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary based on skills and experience, as an employee at Black Sun, you will have access to a range of great benefits and perks, including:

25 days holiday per year with ‘bonus’ days for long service
Bonus scheme
Personal development opportunities
Group life assurance
Group personal pension plan
Employee assistance programme
Hybrid working:

Over the last 18 months, the way in which we work has changed. We surveyed and engaged with our staff to learn about what Black Sun’s future of work looks like, and thanks to everyone’s positive engagement and feedback, we developed a hybrid way of working, governed by three fundamental principles: Colleague, Client, and Culture. This means that however you decide to deliver work, you should protect all these 3 C’s. After a period of onboarding, employees can work from home, office and, where applicable, on-site with clients. The number of days is dependent on teams, role, time of year and deliverables.

Here at Black Sun, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We foster a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best work and be relevant in a rapidly changing world


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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Insight
  • Employment Type
    Flexible
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level