Deputy Head of EU Exit Communications
G6 Salary Range: £64,736 - £74,446
2 year Fixed Term Contract
2 Marsham Street, London
Southern House, Croydon
Closing date: 21 November 2018.
Are you a senior communications specialist with strong leadership experience across the communications disciplines with a record of achievement in complex public or private sector organisational settings? Do you have demonstrable experience of leading communications planning and delivery? Do you want to apply your expertise to some of the most important issues facing the UK and play a direct role in shaping the country’s future?
We are looking to recruit two exceptional and innovative senior communications leaders who understand that successful strategies are built on the right data, deep understanding of audience need and business objectives and timely support from the right people.
You will join the leadership team of the Home Office Communications Directorate and play a critical role in designing and implementing communications activity to support the UK’s successful withdrawal from the European Union. Your work will shape our future relationship with both the EU and contribute to building a post-Brexit future.
Both roles will report directly to the Head of EU exit communications. While detailed portfolios will be agreed post appointment, in broad terms the first role will take responsibility for ongoing communications and engagement to support the implementation of the EU Settlement Scheme, through which European citizens resident in the UK will be able to secure their rights after the UK leaves the EU.
The second role will oversee EU exit communications activity across the wider Home Office EU exit portfolio, including borders, security and regulatory systems.
Both roles will demand a confident, resilient and experienced professional ready to lead a diverse team of communications specialists and influence wider virtual networks beyond. You will engender an outward-facing culture that joins up different communication functions, sets strategic direction and makes sure we stay on course by measuring delivery and progress.
You will be expected to develop, plan and implement communications strategies that deliver measurable change. You will therefore need credible experience across the communications mix and have the authority, personal impact and personal resilience to bring people with you.
The Home Office offers excellent career progression prospects and invests in ongoing professional development. Successful candidates will be entitled to a competitive pension and benefits package, just as you would expect from a large, progressive employer like the Civil Service. You will also have access to extensive professional support networks, such as the Government Communications Service.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at the Home Office. That means we are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best.
For more information on the role please contact Robert.email@example.com
Closing date: 21 November 2018.