Head of Communication

Recruiter
City of York Council
Location
York
Salary
46751.00 - 53521.00 GBP Annual + plus relocation package
Posted
13 Aug 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract

Head of Communication - City of York Council

Salary: GBP46,751-53,521 plus relocation package

Location: York

York: regularly voted one of the UK's best places to live and visit, rich in culture and heritage, we are a vibrant modern city still making history. The capital of Yorkshire, we are visited by 7 million people every year and are recognised on a regional, national and international stage.

Our city has a huge amount to offer and our ambition is for all our residents and visitors to share the best of York.

We are looking to appoint to the pivotal position of Head of Communications for City of York Council; a high profile role that is a chief advisor to myself and supports our delivery of the Council's vision and priorities.

As Head of Communications you will further build the reputation of City of York Council on the international, national, regional and local stage enabling us to realise our ambitions working with partners, agencies and communities. Internally through employee engagement and strong multi-layered staff communication you will enhance our reputation as an employer of choice, playing a vital role in community consultation, engagement, working with local politicians, and raising awareness with the residents we serve by keeping them informed.

To be successful in the role you will have a track record of leading successful communications strategies within a complex organisation, alongside in-depth knowledge of political and public sector landscape and the communication challenges this naturally presents. Strong leadership skills are needed to elevate the role of communications across the organsation and perform a critical element of achieving the organsiation's objectives.

This is a unique opportunity that requires both versatility and resilience, offering a professional challenge that the right person will relish as well as genuine opportunity to make a real difference to the communities of York.

We are a people-centred organisation, continually investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff. As an organisation we promote professional development, remote working, employer supported volunteering and healthy working environments. We also offer a generous benefits package which includes; flexi -time, term time and part time working options, 24-29 days annual leave, access to the local government pension scheme as well as high street discounts and salary sacrifice schemes.

For those new to York, we are a vibrant, digital city at the heart of Yorkshire and everything that has to offer; the best of tradition and the modern. Easy connectivity by road and rail are the neighbouring towns and cities of Leeds, Hull, Harrogate, Northallerton and Middlesbrough. National Parks and areas of areas outstanding natural beauty on our doorstep, with their quaint villages and market towns, whilst the Yorkshire coast provides a coastal retreat ideal for those sunny days.

If you are relocating to the area to take up the post we will provide relocation support.

It's an exciting time to be part of City of York Council. We're placing a great deal of emphasis on service delivery and are looking for a talented and ambitious individual who can make a personal impact on the changes to our organisation and leave a professional legacy in York.

This pivotal senior management position joins us at a time when we have strong and stable leadership with great ambition for our future.

If you are up to the challenge, we look forward to receiving your application.

For more information about the role and to find out how to apply please click the 'visit website' button.

Key dates:

Closing date: 3 rd September

Shortlisting date: 4-6 th September

Interview date: 15 th September