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Head of Communications

Closing date: 9am Monday 20th November

The role: 

Working within the External Relations team on our award-winning campaigns, communications, content, media, marketing, and design, you will lead and deliver creative and results-driven strategies with engaging content on complex issues to tight deadlines.  

You will have significant experience as a communications leader and media relations manager and be an intelligent and diplomatic communicator and skilled multi-tasker.  

You will have demonstrable experience of building, managing, and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders and will work with Directors to develop strategic plans for our External Relations team. You will continually improve our communications work, spot opportunities and support team development.  

You’ll be joining the only independent charity in the UK dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy at a time when the profile of our charity and the numeracy issue is rising. Thus, experience working with policymakers and on public affair issues would be helpful.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated with bags of ideas and initiative. Experience in the charity sector is not necessary, as long as you can show us that you have relevant transferable skills and an understanding of what it takes to be successful in this role.

Some key responsibilities:

  • Devise and deliver strategic communication plans covering complex issues
  • Ensure the delivery of consistent, effective, and positive messages to promote and protect the charity, our work and reputation across a variety of platforms, turning complex information into simple, compelling narratives
  • Build and maintain effective relationships across the organisation and with external stakeholders including policymakers, the public, the media, funders, and other partners
  • Lead the media strategy and manage relationships with broadcast, print and digital journalists, cultivating opportunities for positive media coverage and engaging content for our channels
  • Continually improve the effectiveness of our communications work, paying attention to measurement, evaluation, and learning
  • Support the Director of External Relations with managing the team and its work
  • Support the Director of External Relations and Chief Executive with public affair

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