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St-Martin-in-the-Fields are recruiting for a Head of Communications. The main purpose of the role is to develop and deliver integrated communications and media strategy.​

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver a cross-organisational comms strategy
  • A key lead in the Charity's relationship with the BBC as one of three BBC partnership charities. Responsible for:
  • Pitching for and delivering added value to BBC Radio 4 relationship - for example, additional  broadcasts, online, editorial
  • Scoping and pitching for increased BBC support beyond Radio 4
  • A senior role in our BBC relationships and implementing effective and mutually beneficial ways of working
  • Liaising with and developing shared plans with BBC Comms Team
  • Manage public relations across the Charity including maximising key opportunities and developing communication plans and messaging
  • Building and maintaining excellent relations with editors, journalists, commentators and media influencers
  • Identifying media opportunities and developing strategies against key plans and new products - for example, Frontline Worker Survey, organisational reports, etc - enabling St Martin's Charity to influence key decision-makers
  • Developing and delivering an external communications strategy, designed to engage with key stakeholders within the homelessness sector and beyond
  • Providing communications expertise for key projects including developing insight-led and effective messaging
  • Developing and implementing cross-organisational and product neutral branding and messaging in line with insight to increase brand awareness and engagement with key audiences
  • Moving the Charity to one coherent and compelling brand identity and rolling this out across assets including websites, and away from competing sub-brands
  • Leading on and influencing conversations across the wider St Martin's site, including development of any shared messaging and brand identity
  • Senior oversight of our content, particularly our stories (case studies), supporting the Communications and Engagement Manager
  • Developing and managing a high performing Communications Team, including team recruitment, resourcing and budget
  • Acting as a member of Senior Management Team including advising on developing organisational policies and procedures as well as making evidence-led decisions
  • Developing the written / online resources we provide to frontline workers in line with our strategic priorities

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: Sunday 21 August 2022, 11.59pm.

Interviews are expected to be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields the week beginning Monday 12 September 2022. 

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