Head of Communications

Posted 01 December 2023
Salary £62000.00 - £67000.00 per annum + pr plus hybrid working & good bens
Job type Contract
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
  • Political lobbying and campaign work experience is essential
  • Experience of the UK Media organisations and social platforms are essential
  • Experience of implementing a communications strategy
  • Previous experience of leading a team or campaign work an advantage
  • 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: 9 month FTC
Salary: £62,000 - £67000 pro rata
Hybrid working
Office location: London NW1

Excellent Bens: including 35 days holiday plus Bank Hols and Xmas off, Good Pension, Personal development and training modules etc