Head of Media

27 Apr 2021
25 May 2021
Samuel Smith
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary: £55,000 - £58,000
Organisation: London Borough
Expected start date: End of June
Contract Type: Permanent
Full time: Monday to Friday
Location: London
Remote working

Your new role
For this role you will be the council's lead advisor on external communications issues. You will manage a team and work collaboratively to ensure effective communications are in place to support delivery of the council's priorities through managing the press office. You will participate and lead in key meetings for external communications and provide strategic advice to senior Members and officers as well as delivery partners and stakeholders on communications issues. You will help protect the council's reputation with residents, partners and key stakeholders along with managing and co-ordinating key consultation activity to ensure residents are involved and included.

What you'll need to succeed

* Experience working in the public sector in a senior communications/media role
* Demonstrable understanding and experience of developing and implementing communication campaigns, across a range of media to change perceptions, behaviours or to improve reputation
* Experience managing staff and/or external agencies to achieve successful outcomes and value for money
* Experience and a proven track record of success in providing media and public relations services in a busy press office, or as a qualified journalist
* Experience managing a press office and dealing with high end media enquires
* Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the media and experience of using media management techniques
* Politically sensitive and the ability to form productive, professional working relationships with councillors, staff and partners at all levels
* A self-starter with the strong confidence to take ownership and responsibility for work and outcomes
* Excellent communication skills, oral and in writing, including presentation skills in formal and informal settings

What you'll get in return
A competitive salary package of £55,000 - £58,000 per annum
Holidays: 30 days (26 annual leave days + 2 privilege days + 2 statutory days) + bank holidays
Excellent pension scheme (24.9% contribution from Haringey)

What you need to do now
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