Prospectus is delighted to be supporting a national education foundation to recruit for a Head of Communications to lead, plan and coordinate communications for the charity.
The Head of Communications will deliver and develop the strategic communications plan to support the charity's five-year strategy plan and objectives, including planning how to achieve this, time-frames and steps for achieving goals. You will work with managers and staff to identify potential internal and external communications opportunities and threats, contribute to the setting of strategic direction, devise plans to support programmes, and extend awareness of the work they do, increasing reach into key areas and relevant audience groups. You will lead the development of a strategic, user-led approach to the charity's digital products, and engage with media and press coverage, preparing documents such as press releases etc as necessary. You will also lead, motivate and support your team to curate communications and raise the recognition of the charity.
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the education sector with experience working in a senior communications or media related role. You will have knowledge of the education press and points of influence, exceptional interpersonal and written skills, and experience of leading and motivating a high performing team. You will also be an excellent relationship builder with a track record of working with a range of stakeholders, evidenced by close, successful relationships with journalists, policy makers and senior education stakeholders
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