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Director of Engagement & Influencing

Director of Engagement & Influencing

TPP is delighted to be working with Resuscitation Council UK and supporting with their search to hire a new Director of Engagement & Influencing. This is an opportunity to join an organisation focused on saving lives through the delivery of evidence-based clinical guidance, training courses and initiatives to ensure everyone across Society has the skills and is willing to save a life if they see someone who has collapsed and is not breathing normally.

As an experienced senior level communications professional, you will be joining our client at an exciting stage of their growth and be an integral part of delivering the Vision to 2030. Their mission is to ensure that everyone who has a cardiac arrest has access to appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Work to address the health inequalities in this area is a crucial part of the organisation's work going forward

As a member of the senior management team, you will have overall people management responsibility for a team of communications and engagement specialists and play a key part in increasing awareness, achieving influence, leading internal communications and delivering inclusive communications along with championing diversity across a range of audiences and key stakeholders.

Your duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement strategy relating to all key areas of resuscitation and the organisation's Vision to 2030 and strategic plan.

  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship-building, including governments, the NHS and partner organisations

  • Developing public policy positions and messaging for specific audiences including external stakeholders and decision-makers.

  • Identifying opportunities to influence the wider healthcare agenda and raising RCUK's profile as a key player and partner for decision-makers.

  • Developing and strengthening RCUK's external communications, including social media, media and email communications.

  • As part of the Senior Management Team, developing, helping prioritise and delivering the strategic plans underpinning Vision 2030.

  • All external communications, including media and digital channels.

  • Maximising the impact and reach of RCUK's brand and website.

  • Leading the Engagement and Influencing department working across communications, policy, stakeholder, marketing and insight disciplines.

Your background, experience and skillsets will include:

  • Experience of working at a senior management level in either a communications and marketing, policy or engagement role.

  • Demonstrable experience of providing proactive leadership and vision to evolve an innovative programme of influencing and engagement work.

  • Demonstrable experience setting strategies and plans at a departmental or organisational level.

  • Demonstrable track record of engaging with decision makers and key influencers.

  • Proven experience in building effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, partnership building and networking at senior level.

  • Demonstrable experience of planning and implementing challenging, innovative and measurable communications plans to generate quality results and engagement.

  • Experience of working across all communications disciplines including media, PR, internal communications, stakeholder engagement and digital.

  • A strong track record of positioning an organisation to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment - including development of brand, identity and messaging.

  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.

  • Excellent knowledge of health and social care policy, of the NHS and of parliamentary processes across the four nations of the UK would be beneficial but not essential.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.