Head of Communications

Oxfordshire, England
£58000.00 - £62001.00 per annum
24 Mar 2021
21 Apr 2021
Marketing Disciplines
PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Head of
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

An exciting opportunity for an Interim Head of Communications working for a leading public sector organisation

Head of Communications
£58,000-62,001 pro rata 3 months
Oxfordshire - Flexible working options available

I am currently working with a leading public sector organisation based in Oxford

Due to an increase in activity, my client is actively looking for a Head of Communications to join their organisation. This role is responsible for the organisations positioning with patients, staff, customers, stakeholders, and the media.


  • Manage all press and media activity ensuring responses are strategically positioned and protect the reputation of the organisation
  • Keep the Board and Executive Management Team updated on any media issues and advise them on the appropriate responses.
  • Monitor and report on any media coverage the organisation receives, including Social Media, and ensure relevant staff and commissioners are kept up to date on anything that affects their area of work
  • Lead the development of a social media strategy and associated activity in line with the organisation's priorities
  • Advise on all stakeholder and customer communications ensuring all external facing teams are presenting coordinated and consistent messages
  • Develop and manage a stakeholder and customer feedback process to maintain positive relationships that contributes to the organisation's market intelligence and informs them of continuous service improvement
  • Lead all internal communications activity

Personal Profile

  • Strong communications and PR experience within the public sector, such as government, healthcare or not-for-profit
  • Proven ability to align a company-wide strategy, whilst maintaining an awareness of local sensitivities and current trends
  • Strong storytelling and presentation skills and ability to produce clear, engaging content both online and offline
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with senior stakeholders
  • Strategic planning and project management skills
  • Proven ability to deal with time pressured situations
  • Proven crisis management skills

If you are immediately available and actively looking for a Head of Communications opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact me. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a project which the skills learned will be impactful on future career opportunities.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Chloe Williams on 01865 972130 or

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