Director of Communications & Communities



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    15 July 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSi56780

Director of Communications & Communities

A London Council are seeking an interim Director of Communications & Communities to be the lead adviser to the Chief Executive, Leader and the Council’s Leadership Team on matters relating to the following services – Communications; Community Engagement; Culture and Heritage; Policy and Public Affairs and Residents Insight.Other duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensure that the authority is aware of relevant changes in national policy and legislation and adopts appropriate lobbying and public affairs response to these.
  • Ensure that the Council’s priorities are effectively consulted with and communicated to residents, key stakeholders and staff.  
  • Deliver a high quality research function that provides an evidence base for the Council in formulating future policies, communications initiatives and bids for resources.
  • Provide leadership and recommendations that bring economic success to both the organisation and the Borough.

This role will be inside IR35 for 6 months and day rate will depend on experience.  The closing date is Monday 15th July 2019 at 5pm

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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