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GLOBAL HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Application Deadline:
29 Feb 2016
Contract type:
Full Time
Reference:
21640
Location:
London
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Job Description

King & Wood Mallesons is a new breed of law firm combining local depth with a global platform. With unparalleled depth of both inbound and outbound capability, KWM is uniquely placed to support Asia's regional clients as they internationalise and international clients from across the globe as they look to invest or expand into Asia. Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets and financial capitals, the firm has 600 partners and 2,800 lawyers across more than 30 international offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

KWM’s work with corporates, financial institutions and market leaders often makes headline business news because it is cutting edge, innovative or cross-border in nature.  Their thought leadership attracts attention as it differentiates them as a global law firm with a strong Asian focus.  KWM’s ability to project its reputation globally and to position the organisation as one of the world’s elite global law firms is key to the firm’s success.

This role plays a pivotal contribution to that task both externally with clients and markets, but also internally with their people.

From an external perspective, the role means projecting the firm’s work and their thought leadership to the business and legal media.  It also means coaching the leadership team to proactively identify media opportunities and to advise on, react to, negotiate on and occasionally subdue stories in those occasional situations where it is required.

From an internal perspective, the role means helping the firm's leadership to equip their partners and staff with a greater understanding of who they are, where they are going, their performance and the great work they do for clients every day.

Working directly with the Global Managing Partner and the Global Head of Business Development & Marketing, this role is responsible for the creation and delivery of an integrated global communications strategy (external and internal). Central to this strategy is the firm's brand story. The role will take this and help to facilitate the creation and ongoing reinforcement of global key messages that are consistent with this brand.

The role will coordinate all communications at a high level on a global basis, facilitating global team-working and best practice and ensuring alignment of external and internal communications with the firm strategy. There will also be an important role to play in collaborating with the brand marketing team globally and regionally to ensure alignment of the content marketing and communication initiatives.

This is a global role and is ideally based in London.  That said, the firm has a substantial weighting in the Asia Pacific time zone.  To execute this role effectively, the Global Head of Communications will need to be extremely flexible in their working hours, often being required to undertake early morning or late night calls or video conferencing.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in communications, journalism, English or public relations and will have substantial experience working in international corporate communications, ideally with exposure to the professional services industry.  Strong media experience, internal communications experience and proven demonstration of cultural intelligence is also required.

This role is being handled exclusively by Totum.  If it is of interest please send your CV with details of your remuneration to deborah.gray@totumpartners.com or tim.skipper@totumpartners.com

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