Cabinet Office offers £61k for deputy civil service comms head

Communications directorate is “looking to enhance” its capability, including its advice to top officials
Cabinet Office

By Jim Dunton

17 Jan 2023

Comms professionals have just over three days left to join the fray to become deputy head of Civil Service Communications.

The Cabinet Office is offering a salary of up to £61,848 for the Grade 7 role, which will sit within the civil service communications, Cabinet Office internal comms and external affairs team.

The department is looking to “enhance” its  communications, campaigns and engagement capability, “improve” how it cascades and amplifies messages to and through key partners, and enhance the service provided to lead officials, the job advert says.

“Based in the Cabinet Office communications team, this role is critical to ensuring that there is a co-ordinated civil service narrative across government,” the ad says.

“We are looking for someone with a background in leading teams which produce high impact communications, with experience of communication to people within large and multiple organisations.

“This role requires the candidate to be able to work successfully at a senior level within government, building relationships and providing advice at the highest levels and embedding themselves as a trusted advisor on internal communications activity.

“You will deputise for the head of civil service and cabinet office internal communications and should be regarded as a go-to person for advice and guidance on internal communications and engagement.”

Other duties include managing the production and delivery of the civil service's weekly newsletter and providing “editorial oversight” of the Civil Service Blog.

Candidates must have “experience of dealing with press enquiries and managing reputational and other risks relating to externally facing work” and the ability to “cope comfortably with ambiguity and thrive on being creative and innovative”.

Applications are open until 11.55pm on Friday, 20 January.

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