Interim Director of Communications
Allen Lane are working with a high profile public sector body to recruit an Interim Director of Communications to provide a strategic approach and leadership across the communications function to ensure it is supporting the organisation’s strategic objectives. This will require a credible and strategic leader with a track record of improving communications, both internally to delivery transformational change and externally with stronger ties and understanding with the community.
A review of the current function and its structure has been completed and the new interim Director, with their substantial demonstrable experience in this area, will be expected to hit the ground running on delivering this.
As such, key purposes of this role will be;
- Proactively support the executive team to manage communications with key stakeholders across central and local government and other partner organisations.
- Contributing to the strategic approach for an effective organisation transformation programme and that there is an effective internal communications approach across a large staffing base.
- Building relationships across the organisation to ensure that all communications are streamlined and driven by core objectives and the vision of the organisation.
- Design and implement strategic approaches across the organisation and deliver proactive campaigns.
The successful candidate will have experience leading and transforming communications functions in complex and politically driven organisations. As such, political acumen and being adept at operating in a complex political environment across multiple stakeholders will be essential. Previous experience operating across a medium-sized organisation with operational workforces and strong staff representation is highly desirable, this may be from retail, manufacturing, transport and/or public sectors.
If you would thrive in challenging and changing organisation and have a passion for quality then we would love to hear from you. Please note that due to the urgent time frames on this post applications will be reviewed prior to closing date and as such immediate application is recommended.