Strategy, Policy & Communications Manager

Maldon, Essex
 £62,294 - £66,590
07 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Organisation: Maldon District Council

Closing date: 27/01/2019

Reference: 3493189

Title: Strategy, Policy & Communications Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Job Hours: Full-time

Industry: Senior appointments

Location: Essex Maldon

Salary: £62,294 - £66,590 per annum + excellent benefits


Develop strategy and policy | Help shape the direction of Maldon the place and Maldon the council


Job Description


About Maldon

In Maldon we are transforming to become a Council that is at the cutting edge of modern public services. Our future model is securing our financial sustainability and viability, while delivering outstanding customer focused services. We are focusing on doing the basics brilliantly, putting the customer at the heart of decision making and developing a culture of performance and project delivery in everything we do. To ensure the success of our transformation, we need outstanding leaders at the top of their game. Could that be you? 

The Role

As Strategy, Policy & Communications Manager, you will ensure Maldon Council is recognised by customers as understanding their needs and engaging with them to clearly define the direction of the organisation. That means providing clear, meaningful and deliverable strategies that are communicated effectively to key stakeholders. In particular you will: 

  • Own the annual strategic cycle
  • Deliver the Local Plan as a core component of strategy, developing a framework for the use of land in Maldon District that delivers against the Corporate Plan
  • Ensure a policy framework exists to underpin strategy and encourage monitoring and evaluation
  • Prioritise the needs of the District, harnessing succinct communications to internal and external customers through the most effective channel
  • Be accountable for the council’s strategic partnerships to enable joined up deliver against our priorities

About you 

We would expect you to bring extensive working knowledge and experience of at least two of the following: Strategic Business Planning, Performance & Programme Management, Communications, Engagement & Marketing. This would ideally be enhanced with relevant business or management qualifications. As a leader, you will demonstrate the ability to provide direction, shaping a vision and environment that enables, inspires and influences others, providing them with a clear sense of direction and purpose. You will bring a track record of working collaboratively across organisations and partnerships, as well as an appetite and instinct for enabling and delivering change. Your style will encourage and support others to perform effectively and achieve success.      

For more information about the role and organisation please visit:

Or contact Mark Bearn on 020 7259 8743 for an informal discussion.

Alternatively please click apply now with a covering letter and your up to date CV. 

Closing date for all applications: Sunday 27th January 2019

Interviews will commence: 11, 12th and 14th February 2019, times tbc