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Interim Head of Communications - Essex, United Kingdom,

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Head of Communications
Location: Essex
Length: 3 months (initially)
IR35 Status: Inside

One of our local authority clients is looking to recruit a Head of Communications to take the lead on and co-ordinate all communications strategy and activities across the council and with its partners to deliver the agreed outcomes of communications strategies.

The key components:

  • Manage a team of eight people who require strong and supportive management
  • Oversee and provide advice on specific campaigns issues
  • Have challenging conversations with key stakeholders including politicians
  • Work in a fast-paced dynamic environment where the expectation can out-way resource


Experience required:

  • Extensive experience of working at this level at least, in a local authority or similar working environment
  • Understanding of internal and external communications techniques, practices and current thinking
  • Experience of working with media and press, both proactive and reactive
  • Social media knowledge, to ensure the council has an effective presence
  • Politically aware and well-versed and working within a political, pressurised environment

If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Niki Holdich or Ellie Pack on

and email your CV to

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