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Rothesay is a leading UK pensions insurance specialist, purpose-built to protect pension schemes and their members’ pensions. With over £48 billion of assets under management, we secure the pensions of more than 840,000 people and pay out, on average, approximately £200 million in pension payments each month.

Rothesay is dedicated to providing excellence in customer service alongside prudent underwriting, a conservative investment strategy and the careful management of risk. We are trusted by the pension schemes of some of the UK’s best known companies to provide pension solutions, including Asda, British Airways, Cadbury, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Co-operative Bank, National Grid, Morrisons, the Post Office and Telent.

At Rothesay, we are striving to transform our industry. We believe deeply in creating real security for the future and our leadership in finding new and better ways to do that is the key to our success. To do that, we need the very brightest original thinkers to bring creativity as well as rigour. Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper. We pride ourselves on the connections our people build, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.

Job title: Communications Assistant

Reports to: Communications Manager

Contract: Permanent

Flexible working: Two days per week of working from home flexibility

The team and the purpose of the role

The Communications team at Rothesay is a team of six covering PR and Government Affairs, external and internal communications and events as well as supporting sponsorship and The Rothesay Foundation.

This is role is primarily to support the planning and delivery of internal communications and employee engagement activity.

Primary responsibilities

Supporting internal communication activities such as:

  • Maintaining the intranet and ensuring content is up-to-date
  • Coordinating and drafting all staff communications
  • Coordinating and drafting the monthly newsletter
  • Managing corporate photography
  • Working with third party design agencies e.g. briefing and managing jobs 
  • Ad-hoc support with website updates and event communications

Skills & experience

You will have some experience in communications or financial services and:

  • be educated to degree level of equivalent
  • an excellent communicator
  • have good attention to detail
  • be confident dealing with peers at all levels
  • able to work within deadlines
  • be a team player


  • Technical Skills – be able to use programmes such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Drive and Motivation – be motivated to learn and develop skills and embrace new projects and initiatives 
  • Client and Business Focus – be able to work with stakeholders across the business 
  • Teamwork – have a collaborative and can-do attitude 
  • Judgement and Problem solving – take responsibility for work and seek advice and guidance when needed
  • Creativity/Innovation – where possible, take a fresh approach to communication assets, bearing in mind the brand guidelines
  • Influencing Outcomes – be confident advising on approach and sharing ideas

Disclaimer: This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties, but to describe a position level.  The role shall be performed within a professional office environment. Rothesay has health and safety polices that are available for all workers upon request.  There are no specific health risks associated with the role.

Inclusion: Rothesay actively promotes diversity and inclusivity. We know that our success depends on our people and that by nurturing a culture that values difference, we create a stronger, more dynamic business. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.