Job Title
Internal Communications Lead
Ref #
Date posted
Monday, October 30, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Public Relations
Public Relations
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role
  • Plan and implement internal communications strategy for McLaren Automotive in coordination with the Executive Director, PR and Chief People & Transformation Officer
  • Co-ordinate, plan and produce the internal communications materials, across both desk-based and production-floor employees across multiple McLaren sites
  • Develop communications strategy to support people change programmes as required linked to McLaren’s Employee Value Proposition
  • Manage and deliver an “always on” vibrant employee culture and engagement programme
  • Internal events management

Principal Accountabilities
  • Work with a range of relevant stakeholders across the business to deliver the internal communications strategy and engagement plan, ensuring that business goals, initiatives and people news are communicated effectively
  • Plan and deliver internal communications for change programmes and workplace culture campaigns, championing the importance of employee voice, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and wellbeing
  • Manage and continuously enhance internal communications channel infrastructure, utilising insights from feedback and evaluation to ensure effective targeting of messages
  • Write or produce high-quality, creative communication materials content in a consistent tone of voice through, both independently and working through others in the broader PR team
  • Manage the planning and delivery of significant internal communications events, both virtually and face-to-face
  • Align internal communications activities across the McLaren Group, in particular coordinating with McLaren Racing at key points
  • Build and foster relationships across business functions to understand requirements and ensure employees are engaged across multiple physical locations
  • Work with the HR leadership team in building a listening culture and build feedback mechanisms into internal communications to enable for a two-way dialogue with employees
  • Participate in any group-wide campaigns by the PR and marketing teams as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Relevant experience in an internal communications role, ideally in-house
  • Able to work effectively and productively with internal stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Manages multiple projects and tasks effectively, plans well so deadlines are met, and quality output is maintained, with effective deployment of finite resources
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Personal Attributes
  • Structured career development framework
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holiday. Annual buy & sell up to five days
  • Enhanced company pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus award
  • Private medical insurance and health cash plan
  • Life assurance 4x your basic salary
  • Ability to apply for a sabbatical of up to one year after only two years’ service
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • Generous parental leave policies including market leading maternity leave
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives, such as employee assistance programme and free financial & mortgage advice