Head of Corporate Communications
Location: Based in Chelmsford
Closing date: 17 January 2018
With a workforce of around 5.5k people working at all times of the day and night to keep 1.8 million people safe, working for Essex Police means no two days are the same.
We are seeking a new Head of Corporate Communications to give advice and direction on everything from internal communications to media relations to campaigning activity that makes a difference. You’ll work closely with the chief constable’s team and lead a department of strategic communications professionals whose content and messages are seen by over a million people in Essex every month.
You’ll lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy which blends campaigns, media, public relations, events, recruitment marketing and colleague engagement for the force. You’ll provide the strategic direction for online engagement like the hundreds of officers and police staff who talk to the public every day on social media as well as the operational communications response to investigations and major incidents.
To be considered for this role you will possess significant experience of leading teams, running campaigns that use evidence, insight and creativity to change behaviour and reduce demand, media relations in a highly pressured environment, marketing, communications and senior stakeholder management. The successful candidate will have senior leadership experience gained in a complex communications department with the ability to understand and respond swiftly and decisively to issues and crises facing a progressive police Force. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential, including tact and diplomacy. You will also possess a strong ethos of transparency, openness and integrity. The successful candidate will take their own professional development and that of their team extremely seriously and will be a member of a suitable professional body with a track record of academic or professional experience in modern strategic communications.
For more information, role requirement and to apply for this opportunity then please contact Romana Begum, Principle Consultant of Hudson via telephone 02071876183 or via email Romana.Begum@hudson.com
All applications will go via Hudson who are operating as our executive search firm and they will undertake the initial sift and selection for this opportunity.