Head of Communications: Lancashire County Council
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Salary: £65,909 - £72,251
Hours: Full time
Closing date: Friday 20 September 2019
Anticipated interview dates: 10 and 11 October 2019
Are you a senior communications specialist with an impressive track record looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Then Lancashire County Council has the role for you.
As Head of Communications you will be an exceptional individual who will play a key role in managing the reputation of Lancashire County Council locally, regionally and nationally. You will be responsible for leading, directing and managing the communications service comprising: media relations, marketing, web and digital, social media, internal communications and graphic design.
You will have strong experience of working in a large complex environment and will be adept at delivering proactive multi-channel communication strategies as well as managing crisis situations. You will have solid media relations experience along with the skills to manage the development of behaviour change campaigns.
Digital communications will be a significant part of your management responsibility, as we redefine of our relationship with customers ensuring they interact with us online in an easy to understand way. As the fourth largest county council in the country and with a huge workforce, you will also lead an effective internal communications strategy to engage and foster a strong sense of purpose amongst staff at all levels.
This is also a corporate leadership role. You will work with other senior colleagues and teams across the organisation to ensure that the communication functions support and shape the aims and objectives of the council as a whole. And as a member of the Corporate Management Team and with a seat at the top table, you will have a visible and influential leadership presence both with politicians and across the whole organisation.
As well as your strong knowledge and understanding of strategic communications, you will be a passionate, driven individual with a proven record in achieving results against targets. You will have experience of leading, inspiring and engaging teams towards the achievement of strategic objectives.
Lancashire County Council is ambitious for the future and has a great story to tell – could you help us tell that story? If it sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you and have lots of benefits to offer in return.
Find out how to apply at https://jobs.lancashire.gov.uk/
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