Head of Communications

  • Location: London with hybrid working
  • Salary: £57,290, rising in annual increments to £65,275
  • Ref: CA-2404-9427
  • 2024-05-03T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

Drive London TravelWatch's communication strategy, shaping the city's transport narrative.

The Organisation:
London TravelWatch is London’s independent transport watchdog, dedicated to making a positive difference for the travelling public in the capital.  Sponsored and funded by the London Assembly, we are committed to evidence-based advocacy, combining our campaigns, casework and communication activities to achieve impact

The Opportunity:
London TravelWatch is seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Communications to lead its communications work. This hands-on role involves developing and implementing communication strategies to promote the work of London TravelWatch, collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, and others, to identify key messages and target audiences.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee the communications strategy to promote London TravelWatch's work
  • Create compelling content across multiple platforms, enhancing its profile and engagement
  • Build strong media relationships, optimising London TravelWatch’s profile and managing press enquiries
  • Line management of the Communications Officer.

Key Skills and Experience required:

  • Proven experience of developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of how communications, including the media, works, particularly in London
  • Experience within the transport sector would be advantageous, but not necessary.

Please apply below. Please note the deadline for applications is Friday 10th May.

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