London, Greater London
£60,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Corporate Communications
CEO Office

£60,000 - 70,000pa


The Head of Corporate Communications will provide strategic communications leadership and advice to the Chief Executive with responsibility for developing and managing a Corporate Communications strategy. They will be responsible for reputation and risk management, advising the CEO, Executive team and Trustees directly.

Key responsibilities

·         Oversee and advise the CEO and Executive Directors on all reputational risk, and lead on reputational risk management, planning and response, alongside partners if necessary.

·         Work with the Board of Trustees to advise where there is reputational risk.

·         Act as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders within the organisation identifying reputational factors which will influence the planning of their work.

·         Revise, communicate and manage a communications risk escalation plan within the organisation.

·         Work with the Social team to strategically manage monitoring and response on relevant platforms to mitigate/deal with risk/reputation issues.

·         Devise and implement an effective engagement plan for the CEO, to include media interviews, Public Affairs, events and others, advising on messaging and writing speeches where required.

·         Collaborate with colleagues across the Impact and Investment directorate, including the Advocacy and Influence team to advise on Public Affairs and communications strategy for policy and campaigning.

·         Develop the future facing Comic Relief narrative alongside the Marketing team, to bring strategic direction to the story of the organisation

·         Work closely with the Media Team on areas of risk and reputation, building strategic corporate media opportunities into Red Nose Day, Sport Relief and any other fundraising projects.

·         Lead relationships with influential journalists in broadcast, digital and traditional media, leveraging these in support of Comic Relief work.

·         Support the direction, design and communication of the annual report.


Essential Skills and Competencies

·         Strong relevant journalist relationships across national and sector media, and proven experience of handling high profile reputational issues.

·         Experience and knowledge of the Charity sector, understanding the current pressures on charities and fundraising.

·         Have a strong belief in what Comic Relief stands for, our values and the work we fund.

·         Experience of working in a complex organisation with multiple stakeholders.

·         Extensive experience of leading the creation and implementation of Corporate Communications strategies.

·         Experience of operating, advising and influencing at a senior level in a highly effective way.

·         Excellent writing skills.

·         Experience and knowledge of the Broadcast industry.

To apply please our website via the link.

Role closes - 12:00pm, 1st Aug 2019 BST (Europe/London)

Posted on: 18 July 2019
Closed date: 01 August 2019
Tags: Communications, PR, Senior Management