Interim Head of Corporate Communications
Your new company
Our client is a leading public sector organisation in Hampshire that prides itself on assessing and meeting needs of residents of the Winchester area.
Your new role
Reporting to the Corporate Head of Strategic Support, you will fulfil the duties of a senior business partner, working closely with others across the business to deliver a proactive corporate communications function which ensures the overall Communication Strategy supports the organisation's priorities.
You will act as the first point of contact for all corporate communications issues arising within your allocated business units. You will be supporting the delivery of major projects which will require you to develop and deliver an overall corporate communications approach in line with priorities, taking advantage of all channels to market to protect and promote the reputation of the organisation. You will identify and manage corporate communications risk, making clear, informed, appropriate, pragmatic and timely decisions within a highly pressurised environment; act as a spokesperson for the organisation as required in consultation with Members and senior colleagues as required; and monitor the wider media to identify emerging issues which may impact on the organisation's reputation.
What you'll need to succeed
This role requires strong stakeholder and people management skills, strategic implementation experience and a keen understanding of the current pressures upon communications within the public sector.
You will possess the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with the senior colleagues, key internal stakeholders and relevant external third party organisations to ensure a high quality and timely response to media enquiries, as well as demonstrate a sound understanding of all media, and contribute to the development of excellent media management skills amongst team members. You will be knowledgeable of internal communications channels, pressures, and be able to meet those needs including preparing, reviewing and editing as required; press releases, films, audio clips, social media posts and articles for publication, working to tight deadlines.
What you'll get in return
You will receive a daily rate of between £200 - £300, depending on experience, and the opportunity to take up a highly regarded and pivotal role within this organisation.
What you need to do now
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