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Communications Director, Global Finance


3 months

Up to £690 per day (Umbrella only)

General background

GSK aspires to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. In Global Finance we have a unique opportunity to bring pace and scale to all three of these strategic priorities and deliver the benefits they will bring to the people each of us ultimately come to work for - our patients and customers.

To deliver this, we must work in full partnership with our business team and attract the best talent so we are always on the front foot and firing on all cylinders.

Role Purpose and Key Responsibilities:

The purpose of this role is to deliver holistic and engaging communications to support GSK Finance It needs a strategic approach to make the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and creativity to build a proposition to unify the team, excite our customers and attract the best talent.

The role will partner with the lead stakeholders to integrate and optimise their communication activities and messaging. It will work closely with CGA colleagues to align internal content and ensure alignment with both Finance and enterprise-wide communications, with sensitivity to the ongoing GSK transformation journey.

Key responsibilities:

Support the Head of Global Finance during an extremely busy period for GSK, the Finance function and CGA

Create a compelling, coherent identity/proposition/narrative representing Global Finance

Find stories and create inspiring content that represents Finance's work and demonstrates its key role in driving Innovation, Performance and Trust at GSK

Work with colleagues across CGA to make sure the Finance story is well represented - and enterprise-wide communications, locally, globally and externally

Ensure alignment with GSK and Finance transformation journeys, and make sure Finance story is inextricably connected with the priorities of the business it supports

Provide strategic counsel to stakeholders, advising them on optimum solutions for best practice communications

Partner with business leads to establish a culture and employee experience in Finance that attracts the best talent in the field

Deliver strategic and engaging communications to support delivery of identified priorities in a way that aligns with our values & expectations

Build and develop relationships with influencers and stakeholders in Finance and CGA

Develop communications plans with metrics, test and learn new tactics to drive innovation and engagement

Drive digital first approach to internal communication, making best use of content across channels


The activities that come within the scope of this role are diverse, with interdependencies and different priorities
The role involves considerable Matrix working, influencing and managing relationships with diverse and global stakeholders

Key skills and attributes:

Ability to create sense & simplicity from complexity and align diverse activity strands

Experience of planning and executing for a global matrixed organisation

Creativity and ability to spot news hooks and develop inspiring content for a range of audiences

Flexibility to work with diverse stakeholders in different organisations in a global context

Experience developing propositions and deploying global campaigns

Strong judgement and integrity

Experience creating a communications strategy that meets the objectives and standards of CGA as well as the strategic priorities of Finance

Strong verbal and written communication and story-telling skills

Ability to effectively and proactively use internal social and digital channels

Gravitas and influencing skills with the ability to build strong rapport with leaders at the most senior level

Ability to work independently or part of a team

Personable, able to cope with stress and is proactive in delivery


Previous experience at GSK or within a similar sized global healthcare company in communications would be an advantage but not a requirement
Experience in healthcare and Finance would be an advantage but not a requirement

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