Head of Media and Communications

Recruiter
Recruitment Zone Limited
Location
Exeter
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Head of Media and Communications

Location: Exeter
Duration: Contract; 26 weeks from start date
Salary: Day rate; DOE (Inside IR35/Public Sector)

Overview:
RZ Group is actively seeking an experienced Head of Media and Communications to direct communications strategy, ensuring advice and warnings our client releases are trusted, listened to, and acted upon. You will inspire and lead a team of around 40 staff across communications and digital development, and will foster productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

* Lead on Communications Strategy, building advocacy through excellent reputation management and a proactive response to high profile events.
* Work with the Chief Executive and other key Directorates to develop the right messages and activities for effective communications and engagement.
* Support revenue and funding through creating and implementing successful marketing and communication plans.
* Ensure the right insight, channels, content, and partnerships to enable effective engagement with audiences.
* Together with the Executive team, encourage internal engagement with our Corporate Plan and commitment to our programme of transformation.
* Deliver all agreed communications targets, whilst also restructuring and reducing communications and digital team headcount as required.
* Inspire and lead the Communications and Digital teams, building employee engagement and safeguarding welfare
* Promote career progression through effective CPD, nurturing future talent, and ensuring succession planning.

Key Requirements:

* 10 years + of communications leadership forming and directing high performing teams across media, internal, campaigns, and content creation.
* Adept at creating successful communications strategies that anticipate or respond to challenges and opportunities.
* Demonstrable evidence of successful crisis and reputation management.
* Highly experienced in effective media and public engagement across traditional, digital and social channels.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills with confidence in presenting advice on complex, technical topics to senior stakeholders.
* Demonstrable evidence of operating collaboratively to deliver shared objectives.
* Highly effective in managing and controlling budgets and programmes to time and quality.

Recruitment Zone acting as an employment business in regard to this advert.


This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960515420

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