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Head of Communications

Head of Communications

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Campaigns, Communications, Director / Head of, MarComms & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £56000.00 per annum + Additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Leighton Davy

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Calling all Head of Communications!

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Head of Communications to join a fantastic London based charity whose work supports children and adults during times of Crisis

This is a great opportunity for someone who would relish the chance to work for a charity who helped people for over 50 years and over 14,000 people last year alone. You'll make a real difference to their lives in a time when they need it the most

They are looking to appoint a Head of Communications who is an ambitious and creative individual to lead their communications team. Drawing on your experience as a communications professional, you will care deeply about the issues that the organisation works on and be committed to ensuring their service users remain at the heart of what they do.


  • As Head of Communications you will develop, plan, implement and monitor the communication strategy in-line with the overall organisation strategy
  • Provide monthly and annual reporting as required
  • You will provide day-to-day oversight of all external comms
  • Planning and co-ordination of flagship comms campaigns
  • Support for public affairs advocacy including reports and events
  • Provide strong leadership, management and performance monitoring of the communications team
  • Ensure the team keeps abreast of new developments in communications and is fully compliant with relevant legislation

Your experience & Skills

  • You will have significant strategic communications experience at a senior management level
  • Able to develop and implement plans to ensure broad strategic goals are achieved
  • As the Head of Communications, you will have a proven track record of building and managing relationships with key media and communications influencers.
  • Strong demonstrable commitment to close partnership working.
  • Experience of managing, leading and motivating staff teams
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills (written and verbal)
  • Creative and innovative in all areas of work
  • Ability to work under pressure, to strict deadlines with sound attention to detail

Culture/work environment:

  • They're very much a value led organisation (5 core values) which permeates in to their own culture, how appraisals are done and how they recruitment
  • The organisation has huge amount of experience. More than 50 years working with complex frontline services, revolving around the communities they support
  • They have an openness to innovation and creative thinkers
  • Staff are completely committed to work they do, passionate, empathetic, always go the extra mile and always have focus on what service users need and want
  • The organisation is passionate about learning what their service users' aspirations are and supporting journey/walking alongside their path to recovery.

If you are interested in this role, please send a CV along with a 600-700 word supporting statement, ensuring that you highlight how your skills and experience relate to the responsibilities listed above and why you would like to work within a cause that helps people in a time of crisis

Applications will close on the 23rd of March and shortlisting will take place on the week commencing 4th of April. There will be a 2-stage interview process with the 1st interview being an informal chat with the line manager and if successful, you will be invited for a 2nd more formal interview where there will be a set task to complete prior to the interview.

We look forward to hearing from you

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.