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Internal Communications Manager: Thales

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
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2 Feb 2022

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Internal Communications Manager

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Internal Communications Manager

Based: Crawley, London, Cheadle or Doncaster

Are you an innovative and creative internal comms professional interested in your next opportunity?   Do you want to be a part of a collaborative business change team, focused on keeping our colleagues involved and informed during a period of major transformation for Thales?  Then look no further…

We’re currently seeking an impactful Internal Communications Manager to join our Information Systems business domain on a fixed term contract until the end of 2022.  This role can be based in either our Crawley, London, Doncaster or Cheadle offices and has some flexibility to work from home.


What the role has to offer:

  • A chance to develop and lead the execution of an innovative and creative comms strategy across a range of IT transformation programmes

  • Shaping major projects, managing senior internal stakeholders and developing and executing successful comms strategies


Key responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll be:

  • Partnering with our in-house creative team to co-create a vision, identity and key messages for IT initiatives, and oversee the production of creative comms collateral and activities including road shows, videos, and presentations

  • Working with senior stakeholders to develop a strategic approach to managing communications in support of the Technology Transformation Programmes

  • Writing/editing content that brings our story to life including video, internal social campaigns, articles, sites, apps, presentations, events, etc.

  • Managing key channels in support of our communications agenda and pushing the boundaries to deliver communications that are ‘outcome focused’ and bring real value to end users

  • Developing multi-channel approaches to communications and design communications for our diverse and multi-generational employee population

  • Developing a strategic narrative in support of transformation programmes to drive consistent and compelling story telling across the organisation

  • Taking ownership of the design of the IT intranet pages and portal


About you

Ideally, you’ll:

  • Be a highly competent, creative and innovative internal communications professional – experience working within the Defence or IT industry is desirable though not essential

  • Have proven experience of crafting multi-channel communications programmes within the change/transformation context

  • Have experience in initial discovery work to create comms strategies via stakeholder analysis and channel mapping

  • Be energetic, creative, hard-working, resilient, enthusiastic, resourceful, focused, and innovative

  • Have excellent copywriting skills and be a proficient user of Microsoft programmes, and specialist creative software (e.g. Adobe Captivate)

  • Possess excellent stakeholder management skills, including influencing and negotiating skills


In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.


At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.


Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.


Great journeys start here, apply now!



Manor Royal Business District is the biggest business park of the Gatwick Diamond area and one of the south east's premier mixed activity employment hubs.

Enviable location and connections

Situated at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond on the Sussex and Surrey county borders, just two miles from London Gatwick Airport, a major motorway junction (M23 Junctoion 10) and two mainline railway stations (Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges), Manor Royal is a popular choice for a diverse range of occupiers including a host of blue chip global brands.

Manor Royal in numbers

  • One of the biggest business parks in the South East.
  • Covers an area of 539 acres – that’s over 300 football pitches.
  • 700 properties
  • 500 businesses
  • 30,000 people

Manor Royal more than a number

Since the formation of the Manor Royal Business Group (MRBG), an association of Manor Royal based business and firms, being on Manor Royal means being part of something. You’re never just a number.

Manor Royal makes sense

Scale, diversity, location and great connectivity with a property offer to match means Manor Royal based firms are never far away from their suppliers, customers and a talented workforce.

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