Job opportunity

I had a phone call today from a MIPAA member at BMW Group Plant Oxford.  Kimberley is looking for someone to fill her role whilst she is on maternity cover.  The main criteria are an ability to write and an enthusiastic personality – this is more important than experience, so recent University graduates are welcome to apply  

This is a great opportunity to gain excellent experience with a respected company.  Here’s the job description:

We are looking for an internal communications specialist to cover maternity leave to be based in our Corporate and Associate Communications department at the MINI plant in Oxford/UK.  The main responsibility of the internal communications function is to inform the 4,700 strong associate workforce about plant, brand and company related topics and to motivate them with a high quality, open communication culture based on trust.

The function comprises conceptual and editorial responsibility for the different internal communication media (eg the plant, newspaper, corporate TV and intranet) and the planning and organisation of internal communication events.  Working as an ‘internal journalist’, part of the communication specialist’s role is to maintain a reliable network with all areas in the plant and the BMW Group internal communication departments in the UK and Germany.

The successful candidate should have a university degree in either Journalism, PR/Communications or Business Administration or equivalent.  They should have broad journalistic and editorial skills and experience in events organisation and internal communication would be desirable.  A broad knowledge of office and electronic media IT application is also required.  We are looking for a reliable, flexible and open minded team worker, interested in people and modern automobile manufacturing.

Curriculum vitae to Kimberley Ragousis – kimberley dot ragousis at bmwgroup dot com

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Heather Yaxley

Heather Yaxley is passionate about PR - teaching the CIPR qualifications, lecturing part-time at Bournemouth University and running the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA). I'm undertaking a PhD looking at Career Strategies in PR. I love sharing ideas and knowledge - connecting news and views by blogging on public relations and educational developments, especially relating to accelerated and active learning. I'm also a published author, qualified trainer and experienced consultant.