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Deputy Head of Communications

Location: Leatherhead

Permanent Full Time

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

Deputy Head of Communications – Leatherhead

£50,000 - £55,000


Our very high profile Client, based near Leatherhead railway station is seeking a new Deputy Head of Communications to join their team for a hugely challenging role that will require a great deal of tact and diplomacy.  They are looking for someone for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract with the potential to extend for as long as the business needs.


Responsibilities Include:

·         Oversee a team of 13 members of staff

·         Management of direct reports.

·         Day to day team planning (including recording sickness, conducting ‘Return to Work’ interviews, staff holidays) and managing the on-call rota.

·         Support the development, planning and implementation of communications strategies

·         Help to build relationships with complex internal and external stakeholders.

·         Tasking workload amongst the team managers.

·         Supporting the day to day delivery of communications.

·         Supporting the skill development and abilities of managers in the Communications team.

·         Responsibility for decision making on key media/communications issues.

·         Provide continuous drive for improving standards and development.


Essential Skills:

·         Demonstrable experience of effective communications team management and development.

·         Proven examples of leadership skills

·         Significant general communications experience.

·         Must be adaptable and able to think quickly and strategically in a fast-paced environment.

·         Stakeholder management and demonstrable experience of working effectively with senior stakeholders.

·         Experience of working within a complex political environment.

·         A highly organised approach is essential to multi-task and flex accordingly with daily challenges.

·         Proven experience in evaluation of data and campaigns

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·         Strong influencing skills

·         Experience of delivering campaign reporting, metrics and insights and responding reactively and proactively to current and emerging communication needs.


Role Benefits:  

·         Lunch and Beverages

·         Secure underground parking, which is provided without charge.

·         On-site fully equipped free gymnasium


Closing date for applications: July 17, 2019

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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