Hear from Leia, our current Internal Comms Manager
Leia shares with is why she's moving on from the role and what you can expect to get involved with working as Internal Comms Manager at Moneysupermarket Group.
I’ve been working at Moneysupermarket Group for just over two years now, and it’s been a great experience from start to finish. First off, you might wonder why I'm leaving if it's so great, but it's a lifestyle choice for me - I'm moving back to Scotland to be near friends and family. The commute from Twickenham to Dean Street is enough for me, I couldn't hack it from Edinburgh!! Being the Internal Comms Manager at Moneysupermarket Group (MSMG) has been such a rewarding job for me. I’ve grown so much in the role, thanks to the exposure around the Group that the role has. As the only ‘Internal Comms’ role in the business, I’ve been able to connect with so many colleagues at all levels and in all functions; from our innovative Product and Tech teams to our impressive team at MoneySavingExpert and Chefs at Ewloe, who’ve done the most amazing work during the pandemic.
The Internal Comms role at MSMG is all encompassing and so varied; in the last week, I’ve pulled together slides for the CEO and other senior leaders for our company All Hands, finalised our Internal Comms strategy and written 17 articles for our staff newsletter, MoneySuperScoop. Don’t worry, our fabulous colleagues do help with the writing but it’s my role to make sure everything fits our MSMG tone of voice and will be engaging for our busy colleagues. The great thing about Internal Comms at MSMG is that it’s well respected. It’s not fighting for a seat at the table, and our senior leaders, People team and colleagues all know that internal comms and engagement is critical to our fantastic culture at MSMG. But this doesn’t mean you can be complacent in the role – our colleagues have super high expectations, quite rightly!
My favourite part of being the Internal Comms Manager at MSMG is being able to know what’s going on across the company. I’m naturally very inquisitive (nosy) which helps in the role – I need to have an understanding of what’s going on across the Group so that we can let colleagues know about projects, changes and events at the right time via the right channel. This also means that I need to be super organised because there is a lot going on at Moneysupermarket Group and we move at pace. If you love a list, a busy calendar and juggling priorities, read on…
The people at MSMG are also pretty cool. Everyone is welcoming and you can be yourself, which I think is so important in a workplace. There’s also so much going on at MSMG outside of ‘work.’ I remember in my first week, back in March 2019, I saw MSM’s new brand launch, our Represent Employee Resource Group ran a panel event for International Women’s Day and the Workplace team pulled off the most amazing Pancake Day spread in Dean Street. My manager at the time warned me “it won’t always be like this…” but I’d say at least a few times a month there’s something to get involved in; an event to attend or a competition to try and win!
The role doesn’t come without challenges, it’d be boring if it was all smooth sailing and easy! As I said, MSMG moves at pace, things are often changing, and I’m definitely kept on my toes. You have to be agile and flexible and be prepared to get stuck in. Being creative definitely helps as well – our communications aren’t corporate, they’re fun, engaging and sometimes even bring on happy tears! At least, this recent video did. I’m no video editing pro, but if you can pull together simple videos like that, it’s a massive plus for the role.
If you like the sound of this please apply today and if you get the job you'll have an amazing time just as I have!