Interim Director of Communications

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £400 - £450 a day
  • Ref: OF-1902-6419
  • 2019-04-11T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Interim

Interim Director of Communications for a current affairs political group

The opportunity
Our client is a current affairs political group who are looking to recruit an interim Director of Communications. This is an interim 3 month role, with the strong possibility to extend, campaign dependent. Interviews are being held week commencing 24th April, with an imminent start.  
Main responsibilities

  • Reporting directly to the CEO
  • Working close with the CEO to agree the short term communications strategy, including but not exclusively regarding the European elections
  • Responsible for achieving weekly print and broadcast media targets
  • Designing and placing proactive stories
  • Handling reactive lines
  • Managing at least one Press Officer
  • Ensuring agreed narrative is set and cascaded within the organisation on a regular basis, for example to the social media and ground teams

Key skills and experience required

  • Excellent contacts with Lobby journalists is crucial
  • Excellent understanding of parliamentary procedure
  • Experience of handling highly sensitive situations and crisis communications
  • Line management experience is essential
  • High levels of discretion
  • Able to work across parties
  • Happy to work closely with politicians and non-politicians – with the credibility and gravitas to do so
  • Collegiate approach; good at coaching staff and leading teams

 For more information, or to apply for the Director of Communications position, please forward a copy of your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button quoting the reference number OF-1902-6419


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