Head of Communications, Programmes & Engagement

Head of Relationships, Communications & Readiness £600- £650 per day – In scope of IR35 Remote working
Your new company
A large public sector organisation with offices across the UK

Your new role
Due to an increase in workload, my client is actively recruiting for a Head of Relationships, Communications & Readiness to join their busy team. This position requires exceptional leader and influencer who can build relationships, provide a communications service and assure the programme that transition into live operations will be successful.

• Provide visible and effective leadership of stakeholder relationships, communications, business change and readiness for live operations. Work with senior stakeholders to define a clear vision and champion the programme.
• Review and approve content for communications ensuring all necessary parties and stakeholders are included.
• Lead a robust and deliverable communication and stakeholder relationship service to workstream leads and programme colleagues. Ensure consistency of voice, tone and message across all channels.
• Build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, advocates and partners, to gather intelligence and build situational awareness.
• Respond to ministerial and programme priorities and lead the response to high volume commissions on behalf of the programme.
• Lead the creation and management of the business readiness criteria across the programme. Lead and assure the go/no go decision points.
• Own the change and readiness plan for the programme and provide input and integration into the overall plan.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of the team against objectives. Review lessons learned and compare with industry best practice to identify areas for improvement.

What you'll need to succeed
• Experience working as a senior engagement or communications professional with experience in a public sector environment
• Strong team leadership and directive capability to instil confidence and drive action
• Ability to effectively manage a number of key projects in tight time frames and on budget
• Multi-channel engagement/ communications experience at a holistic level
• Strong stakeholder management experience both internally and externally
• Capability to effectively communicate across a variety of channels to ensure engagement
• Experience working in a hands on and fast paced engagement role – essential

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available. You will also have the opportunity to earn £600 - £650 per day (in scope of IR35).

What you need to do now
If you are immediately available and have the above experience within a large/complex public sector organisation, please apply directly to the advert. If you have further questions, please contact Samantha Oswald on 0203 928 1005. #3882566
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Job Type
Working Pattern
Flexible Working,Full-time
Advertising, Media and PR
£600 - £675 per day (In scope of IR35)

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Samantha Oswald, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Oxford
1st Floor, 133 - 134 High Street

Telephone: 01865250240

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