Strategic Head of Communications and Engagement

Hackney, London (Greater)
21 Apr 2022
19 May 2022
Contract Type
Full time

Hackney Council is seeking an exceptional communications and engagement professional to lead its award-winning service.

This post will be pivotal in making change happen – working directly with an elected Mayor, Cabinet and senior leadership team to help to set the Council’s strategy, deliver effective public affairs and design first-class campaigns and marketing. Genuine and meaningful citizen engagement is central to the Council’s work, and you will share our vision for co-production. This fast-paced role will manage a talented team of nearly 30 officers, including external, digital and regeneration communications and a dedicated insight and engagement service. It will also be responsible for officers delivering work for public sector and commercial clients, generating income. Sitting within the Chief Executive’s directorate, you will be ideally placed to influence decision-making at senior political and officer level, and will be expected to help drive change throughout the organisation.

You’ll bring strong political acumen, experience of working with elected members and a network of industry and media contacts.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Penny Ransley (07549 233685) or Jo Boardman (07834 030501) at Starfish Search. 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.