Jobs : Internal Communications Consultant - Viv Gordon Placements (VGP)

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We have a terrific Cape Town job opportunity for a mid-weight internal communications consultant at a leading Financial Services group. We are looking for someone with five to seven years of internal communications experience within a corporate environment. This is a hands-on role that will require implementation and interpretation of strategy, exceptional writing and communication skills as well as networking skills as this person will be required to network and build relationships with various clusters within South Africa as well as with international offices. Experience with employee engagement programmes as well as a financial services background are advantageous. Don’t miss out on this one – get in touch today!


  • Work closely with the internal communications manager to ensure implementation of internal comms strategy and alignment of internal communication across the Group
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all internal clients/stakeholders
  • Work closely with the internal comms agency(ies) and teams across the Business Clusters (and the operating businesses within those clusters) to support the implementation of internal communication activities and ensure alignment of key messaging
  • Proactively conceptualise/develop and deliver communication plans for internal clients – Group Office departments (Group Brand - Comms, Brand/Marketing, Foundation and Sustainability; Group HR; Group Finance, Group Risk; Group CEO’s Office)
  • Conceptualise and brief relevant agencies/service providers for production of content and activations for various media platforms and in line with the approved strategy and activity plans
  • Write and produce news for Group publications (online and printed), broadcasts/podcasts, social media, etc.
  • Develop and apply systems to ensure effective distribution of communication across the Group
  • Increase reach of messages and information to staff across the Group
  • Measure impact of communication by maintaining relevant statistics and information relating to the overall performance of the communication channels to improve audience reach
  • Ensure knowledge sharing with communications colleagues across the Group by archiving all material and ensuring access in the relevant Archive system
  • Perform all other duties as assigned, including liaison with and briefing service providers



The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in journalism, media studies or communications
  • Five to seven years’ experience in internal communication, journalism, publishing/broadcasting, preferably in a corporate or multi-national organisation
  • Experience in a financial institution can be to your advantage
  • Experience in digital media using Mac
  • Knowledge and experience of corporate and marketing communications campaigns – employee engagement
  • Research – ability to use online and web search engines
  • Above-average language skills in English
  • Experience in liaising across a broad spectrum of organisational business areas
  • Knowledge and experience of communication campaigns – employee engagement
  • Research – ability to use online and web search engines
  • Above-average written and verbal/oral communication in English
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment
  • Stakeholder management – relationship building/maintenance; partnering with multi-functional teams
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Innovative and creative
  • Planning and organising abilities
  • Results-driven
  • Stress tolerance
  • Able to influence/gain commitment.


Please include your salary requirements in the body of the email you send when you apply with your CV and relevant writing portfolio attached.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Company Description

Viv Gordon Placements (VGP) is a specialist recruitment agency in the Marketing, Advertising, Media, Digital, PR/Communications and Publishing industries.



How To Apply For This Job

Interested aplicants should send CV and Cover letter to :


+27 21 422 1037, Tamara Wolpert


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