Head of Communications and Marketing

Head of Communications and Marketing

  • Location: Cirencester/West Oxfordshire/ Forest of Dean
  • Salary: Circa £50,000+
  • Hours: 37
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 13 April 2018
  • Interview Date: 19 April 2018


Publica is seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic person to lead, develop and deliver our communication and marketing strategies. Working directly with the Company Directors, Council Leaders and their Cabinets, you will offer clear, confident and strategic advice on a diverse range of communication challenges. You will manage a team of communication and design specialists covering press and media; internal communication and engagement; and external marketing and promotions.


  • Have strategic responsibility for ensuring Publica has an efficient and effective communications, marketing and Publica engagement capability
  • Manage Publica's communications team and ensure communications and marketing resources are effectively managed
  • Manage Publica Internal communications and engagement
  • Ensure there is effective management of the Publica brand
  • Ensure effective management of Publica's development of commercialisation with effective promotion of the company
  • Ensure there are effective plans to deliver each local member councils' communications
  • Ensure local partner council's social media platforms are managed effectively
  • Ensure effective relationships with businesses, local economic partnerships and local stakeholders are maintained
  • Take responsibility for the effective management of the local member councils' brands

Essential requirements

  • Proven ability to enable everyone in the organisation to play an active role in communications and marketing
  • In-depth knowledge of how local and national media operates across all platforms
  • In-depth knowledge of different media platforms - print, broadcast, digital and social media
  • A passion for and deep knowledge of modern communication methods, digital communication and social media
  • Prove leadership skills and the ability to inspire colleagues to higher levels of innovation and achievement
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills
  • Excellent political understanding and judgment 
  • The ability to work well under pressure and manage multi-level priorities and short deadlines
  • Strategic and creative thinker can exploit opportunities to align to Publica's strategy
  • Ability to work in a cross functional way across the organisation
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Experience of providing support and advice to a wide range of stakeholders, including senior management
  • Experience of developing and delivering integrated campaigns

Successful Applicant

We are looking for someone who exhibits our values of being:

  • Authentic - Acting genuinely and transparently doing the right thing for our customers, our organisation and each other
  • Modern - Not set in their ways, constantly looking to find ways to innovate and do things smarter
  • Flexible - Who is agile, adaption how and what they do to meeting the demands of our customers, our colleagues, our local communities and the needs of the modern world
  • Thoughtful - Taking price in delivering a great service, taking the time to understanding and care about our customers and their needs

Please note:

  • To apply for this vacancy please email your CV with supporting statement and your salary and any flexible working expectations; tell us more about your skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience and how they meet the criteria listed above. It’s important that we’re a good fit for each other, so we’d also like to know what’s important to you and why you want to work for Publica.
  • All successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Please note that this position requires Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance
  • If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.


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