Assistant Director, External Relations



Ref: GSi52634

We are working with a high profile public sector organisation in London who are looking for an Interim Assistant Director, External Relations who will be working closely with the Executive Director, Communities.

Key responsibilities:

  • To advise the Director of External & International Affairs and other relevant Directors and on the strategic communications needs of the organisation and align this with the communication needs of the wider organisation.
  • To provide strategic direction and leadership to the External Relations Unit (comprised of marketing, creative, events and commercial partnerships, digital and public liaison unit) focusing on how the organisation engages and communicates with Londoners and ensuring they are working for the benefit of Londoners.
  • To ensure delivery of key communications services for directorates in the organisation including the delivery of comprehensive marketing campaigns, creative services, social media, email marketing, video, photography, digital services and commercial partnerships.
  • To lead the Group Communications board and work at a senior level to advise and support on the organisation’s communications activities.


Full-time role for 6 months

Immediate start date

£600 day rate inside IR35

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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Contact details
Zeynep Livatyali-Esen: 020 7426 3986