Head of Communications

Posted 25 September 2023
Salary £258.00 - £345.00 per annum + hyrbid working
Job type Temporary
Discipline HR & Executive Support
Contact NameTina Byrne

Job description

My client a not-for-profit education association is looking for an experienced Head of Communications to start immediately

You will lead the small Communications Team to ensure the company's strategic and operational objectives are met. Reporting directly to the General Secretary this is a busy role where you will be managing all relevant media channels, including social media


  • Maintain awareness of current issues and political trends
  • To develop and maintain media outlet relationships and political contacts in government
  • To arrange national press conferences, interviews , briefings, member engagement etc

To bring on board new ideas to liaise with company members

  • Write press releases briefing notes, articles, speeches, social media contents and other materials
  • Respond to press and media releases
  • Develop a comms strategy to communicate with trade unions
  • To promote Senior Execs via media
  • Working closely with the Campaigns Team and other department
  • Update and maintain the press contact database
  • Ensure the performance of the Communications team is kept under review, managing staff appraisals etc
  • To manage and set budgets as per company's rules and regulations

Skills required.

  • Experience of working in a similar senior position is essential
  • Preferably have worked with a trade union, Education facilitator or a not-for-profit organisation
  • Experience of implementing a communications strategy
  • Previous experience of leading a team or campaign work an advantage
  • Political lobbying and campaign work experience is essential
  • Experience of the UK Media organisations and social platforms are essential
  • Previous experience of working with trade unions will be an advantage
  • (as is the nature of the role / weekend and evening work may be required )

Start Date: As soon as possible
Type: Temporary to end of December 2023 (plus perm, if application is successful)
Salary: £62,000 - £67000 pro rata
Hybrid working
Office location: London NW1