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Internal Communications Manager - 12 month parental leave cover

Norton Rose Fulbright

11 December 2020 

Working closely with the new Managing Partner and other senior partners and business leaders, you’ll communicate the vision and strategies of the firm’s leadership, with a view to driving staff engagement and alignment. This will entail development of communication plans to support the execution of the firm’s business plan, culture change program and significant change projects. The role combines these strategic elements with hands-on content production, including copywriting for various internal media and channels, speech writing and producing PowerPoint presentations.

This role would suit a corporate communications professional with proven experience of developing and executing internal communications strategy. Exceptional writing skills are essential, along with experience of audience segmentation and targeting.

Our Offer

We're offering a 12 month parental leave cover contract, commencing in January 2021. Flexible working options can be considered, including part-time and work from home.

Life at Norton Rose Fulbright

The collaborative approach and global outlook that drives our firm forward extends right across the organisation. Our business services teams have enabled us to go where we wanted to go – playing an integral part in creating and strengthening our global platform. And their work will continue to be invaluable as we start to realise the full benefits that this platform has to offer.

Much like our firm, our business services careers are global in their scope and progressive in their nature. Our careers also bring with them high expectations and significant rewards.

To find out more about working life at Norton Rose Fulbright, visit our Australian careers website

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:

Key Responsibilities

Work closely with the Managing Partner to communicate her vision, strategy and business plans. This entails:

  • Writing and distributing Managing Partner reports to Partners and staff;
  • Drafting and editing speeches and talking points;
  • Collaborating with the firm’s PR and external communication manager to schedule, create and post social media content; and
  • Collaborating with the Chief Marketing Officer and/or members of his team to provide ad hoc briefings on current market issues that require Managing Partner comment.
  • Devise the internal communication strategy and plan, including development of key messages, channel management approach and message / content scheduling.
  • Oversee message and content governance, including prioritisation of communications and creating and maintaining a leadership communications calendar.
  • Create communications assets, drafting, editing and posting on appropriate communication platforms and channels.
  • Facilitate the planning of internal communication campaigns and project manage execution.
  • Devise, direct and drive change communication initiatives and projects including, for example, corporate restructuring and office moves.
  • Work closely with the Chief People Officer and/or members of her team to devise and implement communication programs in support of culture change.
  • Prepare PowerPoint and other presentations for the firm’s leadership to use in Australian partner and staff briefings as well with a global NRF audience.
  • Assess and report on effectiveness of major communication initiatives, making recommendations for improvement and follow up.


  • Proven and solid experience in corporate communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing internal communications strategy.
  • Exceptional writing skills, with ability to draft engaging messages for internal use, written to house style.
  • Knowledge of internal audience segmentation and ability to craft messages tailored for each segment.
  • Experience with common internal communications platforms and delivery mechanisms, such as Sharepoint, social media and video.
  • Advanced Word and PowerPoint skills.
  • Highly organised and methodical, with at least a basic level of project management skills.

The successful candidate will need to be a consultative, proactive and resourceful individual. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an inclusive, high performing team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive culture where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work which underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) year on year as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click here. We will provide adjustments for candidates with disabilities. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact Yvette Borradale, Senior Manager - Talent Engagement on recruitmentaustralia@nortonrosefulbright.com.

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