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(Archived) Head of Communications

Last Updated: 11/30/22

Job Description

Head of Communications

Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time 35 hours per week
Salary: £65,000 to £75,000 p/a depending on experience, plus excellent benefits package
Location: London, Farringdon - Hybrid Working

Are you looking for a leadership role in a global professional body? Do you have the skills and experience to bring together our communications, marketing and PR and help us deliver our core messages to our international membership and key stakeholders? Are you able to inform government and policy on our core themes via ability to create and deliver a communications strategy?

We are the Institution of Structural Engineers. The world’s largest membership body dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. We represent the best creatives and innovators in the profession at a global level and tackling climate change is at the top of our agenda.

The Role

This is a newly created position that will lead and deliver on our communications strategy through effective management of our communications, marketing and PR team. This role reports directly into the Chief Executive and will work closely with the Board as part of the senior management team to drive plans that support and amplify the Institution’s role in climate action, building safety and our other core strategic aims.

To be shortlisted for this post, you must have:

- Proven track record in leading, developing and implementing integrated communications strategies
- Knowledge and understanding of the digital landscape and transformation in marketing and communications
- In-depth knowledge of current trends in international and national communications, and the interface between media, PR, politics, and society
- Experience of leading and managing a team of communications, marketing, PR, and design professionals

Experience working in a membership organisation and/or knowledge of the built environment would be advantageous.

What we can offer you:

- 25 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 28 days) plus bank holidays and flexi leave
- A pension scheme with up to 8% employer contributions
- Life Insurance
- Private Medical Insurance
- Permanent Health Insurance
- Health Cash Plan
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Season Ticket Loan
- Continuous Professional Development

Working Conditions:

We are based on the edge of the city, our office is bright, modern and open plan. We are a diverse and friendly workforce. We are presently operating an office based and remote working model and envisage a longer-term hybrid solution.

Additional information:

For more information including a full job description and candidate privacy policy, visit our website.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to complete your application or would like us to apply reasonable adjustments when reviewing your application, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we urge candidates to apply as soon as possible. Applications are sifted on receipt and shortlisted candidates are contacted to invite to an interview.

The Institution does not hold a visa sponsor licence, therefore, applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK and/or require visa sponsorship in order to continue working in the UK cannot be considered.

The Institution strives to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, where we can all be ourselves. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity and the perspectives people from different backgrounds bring. Applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion and belief or sexual orientation.

Submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role as described in the job description. The cover letter should be at least 200 words and no more than 500 words.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Company Details

London, London, United Kingdom
The Institution was originally founded in 1908 as the Concrete Institute. Since 1922 we have been known as the Institution of Structural Engineers.