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Communications & Change Advisor

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Communications & Change Advisor

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Communications and Change Advisor **Please note this is a 9 month fixed term contract** Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality! Our core value of ‘Love Work, Love Life, Be You’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow. We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026. What are we all about? At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit’s to Construction, and many more. We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 60,000 customers to have the freedom to do more. About you As part of the Employee Success Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team, your mission will be to help create a brilliant experience for colleagues at a global technology business that has recently been acquired by Access. Working across multiple business areas and geographies, you’ll manage and deliver communications for colleagues in the US, UK, and Europe as they go through the complex, challenging, and rewarding experience of joining Access. Working closely with members of the Employee Success M&A team and other stakeholders across M&A, you’ll help plan and deliver communications that inform, engage, equip and connect people as they take their first steps into our business. You’ll be a team player with an eye for detail, excellent planning and presentation skills, and the ability to multi-task across different channels, audiences, plans and activities. You’ll also understand the huge positive impact we can make with our communications. You’ll be able to bring clarity where there is confusion, spark where there is indifference, and a cool calm head when things get hectic. This role reports into the Head of Employee Success M&A Communications. Day-to-day, you will: • Own and develop the full integration communication plan for the acquired business, working closely with the Employee Success M&A Project Lead and Programme Lead to make sure communications are fully in sync with the project plan. • Manage and deliver communications for acquired colleagues in the UK, US and Europe on key integration topics including IT and Systems Migration, and the process of switching to Access terms, conditions and benefits. • Attend regular M&A project meetings to provide updates on communication activity and milestones. • Prepare Access Integration Leads and acquired senior leaders for key communications through integration, for example virtual town halls, Q&As, and training sessions. • Design regular updates plus ad-hoc messages for acquired colleagues to help keep them informed on their integration journey. • Liaise with Integration Champions at each acquired business to gather feedback on communications and maintain the Integration Communications SharePoint site for their business • Provide insights and input to inform the Change Management plans for the acquired business. • Attend all-hands calls, helping to facilitate Q&As, record sessions where necessary and coordinate follow-ups. Your skills and experiences will include: • A passion for providing clear and compelling communications for colleagues going through a complex change in their lives at work. • Excellent copywriting skills. • Excellent presenting, planning and organising skills • A proactive mentality to getting things done with an ability to constructively challenge to get the best results • Multi-tasking – being able to prioritise tasks within a complex global comms plan with many different audiences. • The ability to build relationships and handle multiple stakeholders in a fast-moving, occasionally hectic environment • Working confidently and collaboratively in a team environment • An eye for detail • Excellent working knowledge of all Office 365 tools What does Access offer you? We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you. At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Be You. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be who we are looking for. We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun! What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family! Love Work. Love Life. Be You.