UK government agency looking for head of communications

By on 16/09/2015 | Updated on 24/09/2020
The UK government’s procurement agency is looking for a new head of communications.

The UK government’s procurement agency is looking for a new head of communications.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – an executive agency and Cabinet Office trading fund, which brings together policy, advice and direct buying to make savings for customers in both central government and the wider public sector – tweeted about the vacancy today.

The salary for the London-based post, which is advertised as a nine-month fixed term contract maternity cover starting in January next year, ranges between £54,617 and £70,700.

The job’s main responsibilities are leading delivery of internal and external communications at CCS, and a team of 12, with direct line management for three members of staff.

And the role will, according to the advert, “focus on the full range of communications but specifically customer communications and marketing, internal and cultural change communications, digital communications including social media and media relations.”

As essential criteria, the job spec lists demonstrable experience in leading a public service or B2B communications teams, with a proven track record of executing high-impact strategic marketing communications working at pace; demonstrable experience in a managerial role, comfortable in leading, supporting and mentoring people and supporting their growth; strong strategic thinking and planning skills, with the ability to translate communications strategy into deliverable operational results; proven experience developing and leading effective digital communications strategies; excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities to meet business needs; and exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex propositions simply for all audiences.

Applications close on 19 October.

Click here to find out more about the role

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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