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Date live: Jun. 05, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90372487

Contract: Permanent

Job Title: VP, Corporate Communications
Location: Mumbai

About Barclays
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs

Hybrid Working 

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.


Develop and implement integrated communications plans for Barclays International (BI), the Corporate and Investment Bank, and Private Bank in India; as well as provide oversight of media relations for BX India. As a key member of the regional communications team, the role is also responsible for protecting the Barclays brand in India through proper governance measures and guidelines.

This full time role combines strategic communication advice with operational delivery across a range of internal as well as external channels, working as part of a fully integrated corporate communications team

What will you be doing?

•    Work closely with the relevant stakeholders including country and business heads to develop an integrated communications plan that will incorporate a full array of internal platforms and external tools, including media relations, colleague engagement and digital content
•    Support the Head of Corporate Communications in the oversight of Asia Pacific anstrategic communications projects as required
•    Lead in developing and handling business continuity communications for BI India, working closely with various members of the business continuity team

Media Relations
•    Drive media relations, including but not limited to:
o    Develop and drive ongoing media engagements and events, including interviews, relationship building, roundtables and events
o    Drive press strategies at newsworthy market moving opportunities 
o    Manage and build rapport with key financial journalists/editors
o    Monitor, track and analyse media coverage
o    Run media training sessions for key spokespeople where necessary
•    Manage relationships with external agencies and vendors as needed, including tasks such as invoicing and onboarding 
•    Timely documentation of media activities and generation of reports 

Employee Comms
•    Act as a communications partner for:
o    Country CEO initiatives and engagements – create briefs, write articles, and coordinate with multimedia teams on large-scale colleague events
o    Promote ‘client-focused’ stories through internal communications channels
•    Collaborate with global employee comms colleagues for firm-wide business communications and engagements
•    Keep track of employee engagements and internal news, ensuring information accuracy and timely updates

Digital Content
•    Collaborate with social media, marketing and event teams to amplify the bank’s profile
•    Contribute content to Barclays in India digital channels

What we’re looking for:

•    Bachelor’s degree (Business, Communications, Journalism or equivalent)
•    In-house communications experience in financial services (10+ years), with proven blend of internal and external communications skills
•    Comfortable presenting to a senior audience, discussing key themes and adopting feedback
•    Excellent written and verbal communications skills, attentive to details in all technical work

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Can work independently as well as a good team player
•    A passion for and proven experience in writing for a range of channels
•    Ability to handle highly sensitive information and a fast pace environment
•    Capable of multi-tasking, focused on delivering at the highest standard
•    Global mindset and positive can-do attitude
•    Willingness to travel as necessary

Where will you be working?

Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
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We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.

Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.
Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.
Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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