- United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office
Dyson is a global research and technology company with engineering, research, development, manufacturing and testing operations in Singapore, the UK, Malaysia, Japan, the US, Mexico, China and the Philippines. Having started in a coach house in the UK, Dyson has consistently grown since it was established in 1993. Today, it has a global headquarters in Singapore and two technology campuses in the UK spanning over 800 acres in Malmesbury and Hullavington, alongside 10 engineering and research hubs around the world. Dyson remains family-owned and employs over 13,000 people globally including 6,000 engineers and scientists. It sells products in 84 markets internationally in over 340 Dyson Demo stores, as well as online through pioneering digital tools and virtual experiences.
Dyson is investing £2.75bn in the business to conceive revolutionary products and technologies. Dyson has global teams of engineers, scientists and software developers focused on the development of solid-state battery cells, high-speed electric digital motors, sensing and vision systems, robotics, machine learning technologies and A.I. investment. Since inventing the first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner - DC01- in 1993, Dyson has created problem solving technologies for haircare, air purification, robotics, lighting and hand drying.
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is a new model for engineering education combining the academic rigour of a traditional university with hands-on and real-world experience of working on real products and technologies inside a global technology company. Dyson undergraduates are paid a salary from day one and pay no tuition fees.
The James Dyson Foundation was founded in 2002 and the charity works internationally to empower aspiring engineers, support engineering in education and invest in medical research and has donated over £135m to charitable causes to date. The James Dyson Award is the Foundation’s annual international design competition and is open to current and recent design and engineering students. Since starting in 2005, the Award has supported nearly 250 inventions, providing funds to support their commercialisation. 65% of international winners have successfully commercialised their projects, against a backdrop where 90% of start-ups fail.
About The Role
For 30 years, Dyson engineers have been removing particles from airflow. It started with cyclonic technology and the world’s first bagless vacuum, and has since developed into cordless, robotic and omni-directional vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, purifiers, and humidifier purifiers. Over the last decade, since the birth of the Dyson Environmental Care category, researching indoor and outdoor air quality has been high on Dyson’s agenda.
In 2009, Dyson launched the first bladeless fan and our engineers quickly turned their attention not just to moving air, but to cooling or heating people and spaces with clean air. The first Dyson purifiers launched in 2015 and have since developed to incorporate formaldehyde destruction, hygienic humidification and full-machine HEPA filtration. Alongside product technology, Dyson pioneers in t The Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones are Dyson’s next step, entering the worlds of wearable technology and audio, taking the high-quality filtration performance our machines offer to users on-the-go.
Alongside product development, Dyson collaborates with research bodies and academic institutions to advance global understanding of air quality globally. In 2019, Dyson engineers developed the Dyson AQ backpack for the Breathe London Wearables project. 250 schoolchildren wore the backpack fitted with particle and gas sensors, GPS and a battery pack to monitor their pollution exposure on their journeys to and from school. The data continues to support further research into air quality, and since the study, 31% of participating children changed their route to school or transport method to minimise exposure to pollution.
Since then, the Dyson Air Quality backpack has been used in more than 14 cities worldwide to educate individuals on their personal air quality exposure, as part of the Dyson Investigates Air Quality: Lockdown project. The backpacks are currently being used across sub-Saharan Africa as part of the CAPPA project, led by Queen Mary University London, to understand asthma rates among African children. Dyson works with a range of leading academics and experts across the globe, who together form the Dyson Scientific Advisory Board. The James Dyson Foundation champions the role of air quality education in schools, offering at-home, primary and secondary-level educational resources, helping students recognise and understand air pollution indoors and outdoors, and tackle the problem in a hands-on way, by engineering their own air pollution monitor. For more information, please visit the James Dyson Foundation website.
As Communications Executive, you will focus on Dyson’s Environmental Care category, supporting the Senior Communications Manager in delivering the annual Environmental Care and Commercial Science Communications calendar.
The majority of your time will focus on Environmental Care, however you will have ample opportunity to support across Dyson categories as well as our internal and corporate communications teams.
Roles and responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
- Deliver communications direction to 35+ markets focusing on telling the stories of Dyson’s problem-solving products and engineering philosophy. You will report into the Senior Communications Manager when crafting these strategies
- As a media and influencer native with an ingrained knowledge of both landscapes, you will make recommendations for how Dyson can engage such targets through the campaigns you are working on both strategically and tactically
- You will collaborate with other functions to execute campaigns across the Dyson Paid, Owned and Earned ecosystem including the Newsroom, Dyson social channels, as well as consulting on content for feature within CRM, internal communications, .com pages and retail, where appropriate
- You will help drive Dyson’s air quality education mission – supporting the James Dyson Foundation, working hand-in-hand with our engineers and markets to bring the Dyson Air Quality backpack to journalists, influencers and thought-leaders, and play a key role in communicating Dyson’s research announcements
- Provide a trusted consultancy to Dyson PR teams in markets, supporting local communications counterparts with the onward roll out and best-in class delivery of your strategies. You will provide on-call and proactive counsel to markets, on-hand to ensure global consistency of execution
- Analyse and deliver campaign reporting, measured against KPIs. This includes drawing insight led conclusions to present back to the wider business and fold such learnings back into future campaigns
A successful candidate will have/be:
- Dyson is a dynamic place to work. To succeed, you will be a solution-focused team player with a positive outlook. You must be ready to roll up your sleeves, embrace tasks of all levels, with agility
- You will be open to change in Dyson’s ever-evolving environment, demonstrating the flexibility to pivot and prioritise at pace.
- A self-starter with strong self-management skills, you will have the ability to juggle a high-volume workload and independently identify priorities
- A resilient individual, you will have the composure and confidence to deliver under pressure and sometimes to tight timeframes.
- An understanding of the health & wellness, environment, science and technology industry, including an awareness of broader air quality trends and policies
- Understand the social media, influencer and traditional media landscape. Some experience/understanding of the media landscape internationally is a plus
- Occasionally work outside of standard working hours and flexible to travel around the UK / globally for events, as required
- Naturally curious and creative, you will be a strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record of delivering to a high quality. Not only do you have great ideas, but you know how to refine them to be achievable and high impact
- High level of attention to detail and be able to demonstrate success under pressure
- Be eloquent in your communications. You will bring strong writing skills with the ability to adapt tone and style for a variety of uses. Speaking multiple languages is a plus
- Be a warm, open, and ambitious, able to build a robust network across the business with ease
- Proven brand experience, preferably in beauty, lifestyle, science or technology
- Ability to demonstrate strategic and creative thinking
- Evidence of strong written communications
- A Bachelor’s degree in a related subject and/or 2+ years’ experience in a communications role – either in-house or agency
Dyson Technology Campus, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0RP
Dyson Press Office, 38 North Row, W1K 6DH
- Performance related bonus
- Company paid Life Insurance
- Discounts on Dyson machines
- Competitive pension scheme
- Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays
- 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
- Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham, Swindon and Bath
- Free on-site parking
- Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
- Private Medical insurance for all employees
- Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
- Digital GP and prescription service
- On-site gym
Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.
We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.