Strategist (£35,000 – £40,000)

Problem-solver with a keen eye for strategy? Let’s talk.

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With the ability to see the bigger picture – the ‘view from 10,000 feet’ one – AND keep your feet on the ground, you’re either impressively tall, or you’re perfect for our new Strategist role.

 

We’re Synergy. We believe in the power of people to imagine, inspire, encourage, drive and create change in the world. It means we live by 10 principles like ‘trust your gut’, ‘pay it forward’ and ‘never stop exploring’.

 

With over 60% growth this year and a client list to be proud of, we need to be top of our game, tapped into the latest employee and consumer trends and delivering innovative strategies. Working in our Strategy team, you’ll bring your wealth of internal comms and employee engagement experience and be responsible for the insight and thinking behind campaigns. You’ll work alongside our Client Services and Creative teams as a dedicated strategist for key clients.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Investigating clients’ businesses to get to know their product/service offering, understand their vision, objectives and people strategy
  • Researching, gathering and analysing data, supplied information and trends
  • Producing clear, well-informed and highly creative strategic plans to deliver successful employee engagement programmes and campaigns
  • Organising and running research groups, focus groups or workshops with client employees or customers and preparing reports to summarise findings and recommendations
  • Engaging with external partners and associates (such as psychologists, coaches, talent attraction managers) and commissioning research from outside Synergy (when appropriate) to assist with campaign planning
  • Keeping up to date with the latest employee engagement and customer experience trends, views and attitudes to support business development
  • Generating original ideas (including collaboration with other team members)
  • Presenting findings, conclusions and recommendations to clients
  • Identifying potential risks as well as long term opportunities and devising ways to address them
  • Putting in place measurement criteria for projects / campaigns and evaluating their effectiveness, suggesting changes and improvements where necessary
  • Thought leadership, content generation and Synergy spokesperson for hot topics and industry trends

 

Sound like you? Then email your CV and a bit about you to rhiannon@synergycreative.co.uk.

You've got

  • Bags of experience in internal comms and employee engagement strategy
  • A proven track record in developing strategic communication plans that benefit clients
  • Logical thinker with good analytical skills
  • Creative, with the ability to think around problems and propose innovative ideas
  • Ability to translate data and make complex subjects easy to understand
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident with strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well as part of a team and with a range of clients
  • Effective organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Persuasive and diplomatic
  • Knowledge of employee engagement and customer experience (latest thinking, trends, best practice)
  • The drive to be successful and perform well in all aspects of strategic work
  • Flexibility to work over a number of projects and plan workload effectively

You'll get

  • Bespoke personal development and training plan
  • Peer lunch and learn sessions
  • Thirsty Thursday sharing events, followed by the pub
  • Mix it up in our bake/cook-off competition
  • Nespresso coffee, range of teas, soft drinks, fruit, crazy selection of biscuits/snacks every day and wine/beers/crisps on Friday
  • 25 days’ holiday – plus your birthday off
  • Day volunteering for a charity of your choice per year
  • Enrolment into our defined contribution pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
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