Social Impact Manager

Canada Life Limited
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
28 Jan 2023
26 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

Job Purpose

The role holder will work with the Communications and Engagement team and wider business as part of the People Strategy function to develop and lead our Social impact programme to engage colleague's hearts and minds in our purpose - to be a life companion, not just a life company.

This is a Senior and influential role, working alongside the business as part of a small, highly skilled, passionate and dedicated Communications and Engagement team. The successful candidate will be a change leader, have a proven track record of delivering to a strategic agenda is a team player open and up for challenging the status quo. Experience in the Financial Services Industry is not essential - drive, passion and creativity is!

What you'll do
  • Takes a wide outlook, uses research and takes an extensive view to lead development of and drive our Social impact strategy across Canada Life UK
  • Owns relationships with our Social impact partners (internally and externally) to drive maximum value and impact from those relationships
  • Influences, drives and plans internal activity (including projects and change programmes) to develop a more purposeful culture - sustainable and responsible, aligned to our organisational blueprint working with others across the business to develop a common narrative and culture shift
  • Oversees all charity fundraising activity including payroll giving and colleague grants
  • Owns the Social impact budget for Canada Life UK
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

This is a Senior role. Experience in devising and executing purpose driven social impact programmes is essential. Proven track record in owning, devising and delivering social impact strategy, developing strong, value adding relationships and collaborating cross-communities to drive our business around our purpose.

The role holder must be strong, resilient, well-organised and have a broad outlook, be hungry to make a difference and deliver better, responsible business outcomes.

Proven track record in Corporate social responsibility, communications and/or community relations.
Must have creative flair, ability to think outside of the box, research and inspire best practice thinking and use insight to measure impact and success.
  • Excellent communicator - both written and verbal
  • Strong networker with a collaborative style
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage workload and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Educated to at least A level or equivalent.
  • Specialism in Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Relations, Public Affairs or related business field is desirable.
What you'll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We appreciate that everyone has different work and life responsibilities. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part time, for any of our roles should this be a requirement for you.
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