The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is the independent body created by Parliament in 2009 to regulate and administer MPs' pay, pensions, business costs and expenses. We ensure transparency and fairness in the way MPs are remunerated and reimbursed for their business costs and expenses, processing around 15,000 claims for costs and expenses each month and publishing the details of these every two months.
Key areas of responsibility:
The Communications Manager helps to ensure that IPSA's role as an independent regulator is well understood by the media, the public and stakeholders. The Communications Manager has a key role in planning IPSA's internal communications, so that all staff understand IPSA's priorities and plans and the part they can play in achieving organisational objectives. They are also expected to deputise for the Head of Communications and to act as an out-of-hours spokesperson.
This role will lead and coordinate the external and internal engagement for the organisation wide improvement programme. This will include delivery of communications, events, materials and engagement, and managing the work of the communications officer.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for someone with a positive and hardworking attitude who can work well with a team and also on their own initiative. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and will be able to effectively present information to key stakeholders and across the organisation.
You will have experience of using a variety of communications methods and channels to influence high profile audiences, monitor and evaluate the impact of activity. Experience of working in a high profile communications team is essential, and supporting the communications and engagement for change programmes is desirable.
This is a great opportunity to play a key role in an organisation that is undergoing transformational change and where every day is different.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your Covering letter and CV
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 17 September
Interview date: w/c 18 or 25 September