Media and Transformation Communications Manager

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3 months +
flag_no United Kingdom
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My public sector organisation are looking for a Media and Transformation Communications Manager for an initial 3 month contract, with possible extension.


To lead the Media and Transformation Communications team to manage all media relations for the organisation, protecting and enhancing the reputation through a period of significant transformation. To deliver a highly effective 24/7 multi-media service, including out of hours support and lead on emergency planning and crisis communications. To deputise for the Head of Communications, Marketing and Engagement in their area of expertise.


  • Senior management experience in communications, with a focus on media and reputation management
  • Experience of leading an effective media service in a complex and political organisation
  • Knowledge of a broad range of communications disciplines and experience of communicating strategically and developing strong clear narratives about complex issues. Ideally supporting significant service transformation or organisational change.
  • Experience of providing expert communications advice to senior stakeholders including the Leader and Chief Executive on media and reputation management
  • Experience of developing digital channels including effective use of social media as part of a communications strategy
  • Experience in crisis communications and emergency planning
  • Experience of effectively managing systems and processes, including media protocols, to ensure effective service running
  • An understanding of the workings of the local government including the current issues and challenges.
  • Experience of working in a political organisation and building effective relationships with elected members (Desirable)


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • High political sensitivity and judgement
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to effectively lead staff, and to build a high performing, collaborative team, setting clear standards for the performance and quality of work.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with stakeholders in a range of external organisations
  • Ability to work under own initiative, taking responsibility and ownership for solving problems

This role is for a public sector organisation and falls within scope of IR35. All applicants must be willing to use an umbrella company.