Director of Communications

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Ref: TE-1906-6698
  • 2019-08-13T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

LSE is searching for a Director of Communications to define the impact of its 2030 Strategy

LSE is searching for a Director of Communications to promote their strategy to shape the world and achieve their ambition to be the leading social science institution with the greatest global impact. 

About London School of Economics and Political Science:

LSE is an internationally renowned institution with a reputation for excellence in education, research and public engagement in the social sciences. It is ranked 2nd in the world for social science and management subjects (QS World University Rankings 2018), 50% of its research is given 4* ratings (the best in the world), it has students attending from 148 countries, speaking 100 different languages and can count 18 Nobel prize winners and 37 world leaders as its alumni. 
In 2017 LSE appointed Dame Minouche Shafik, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Deputy Managing Director of IMF as Director. Since that time the School has launched LSE 2030, a vision of how the School can shape the world.

LSE is searching for a new Director of Communications to work closely with Dame Shafik and the School Management Committee to ensure that these ambitions are effectively articulated and accomplished.  
As the Director of Communications you will be responsible for leading a talented team of staff to create integrated domestic and international campaigns; driving high impact activity powered by data and insight and delivering powerful internal and external engagement that delivers institutional priorities: 

You will: 
•    Be an outstanding and innovative leader, working closely with the School Management Committee on enhancing our communications, public relations, marketing and corporate affairs
•    Deliver a powerful brand strategy that promotes a clear and coherent identity and experience for our community both in London and internationally. 
•    Support the School as a leading global institution, attracting the best students, academics and staff and ensuring its world-leading research continues to inform and shape the world.
•    Work at an executive level, managing a strong and talented team of staff delivering award winning communications across a wide range of channels internally and externally.
•    Work with the Director and the School Management Committee and other senior leaders to develop a wide-ranging and robust network of communicators across the School. 

To qualify as the Director of Communications you must have:
•    A record of delivery of outstanding communications leadership and experience of successfully marketing a complex international organisation.
•    Experience of communicating with impact on a global stage.
•    Specialist experience, skills and knowledge. 
•    A clear understanding of the role that corporate communications plays in a highly regulated environment.
•    Demonstrable ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders that inspire trust and respect.
•    Ability to take difficult decisions and be accountable for them.
•    Experience of providing first-rate judgement and counsel on all proactive and reactive communications issues.

For more information, please consult the job description HERE and apply via the Apply for this role button.

Please note that applications for this position will close at noon on Sunday 1st September 2019



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