Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk | Tel: 07726 562716

Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk
Tel: 07726 562716

Senior Communications Manager

Location: London

Salary expectation: £41,588 to £45,871

Application deadline: Tue 28th August

This is a full-time role

 

 

Cafcass is recruiting for a Senior Communications Manager to help shape and deliver our approach to high impact external communications.

As an organisation we support over 125,000 children and families each and every year, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, putting their needs, wishes and feelings first and ensuring their voice is heard at the heart of family court proceedings.

Cafcass is also a high-performing organisation as demonstrated by our recent ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, only the 4th national organisation to receive this rating and is testament to our culture of continuous improvement.

The role of Senior External Communications Manager is a newly created post and a key member or our talented Communications Team. Reporting direct to the Head of Communications, you will take an active role in leading the team.

You’ll also help set the communications strategy and drive a refreshed and proactive approach to external communications and stakeholder engagement.

As Senior Communications Manager, you will also manage the press and media and provide strategic advice to senior members of the organisation, including the CEO. You will also develop and place engaging content that helps build awareness and understanding of our important work amongst our service user and stakeholder audiences.

Alongside your media work you will develop, implement and lead on our stakeholder engagement strategy. Furthermore, your direct report(s) will support you in terms of media monitoring, press calls and development of responses, stakeholder co-ordination and correspondence with MPs.

The successful candidate will be someone who;

  • Is an experienced, enthusiastic and confident external communicator who wants to take their career to the next level.
  • Has a track record of dealing with reactive media and proactively developing and placing stories.
  • Is an outstanding communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills and has a strong understating of the media mix and how to write for different platforms.
  • Has experience in communications evaluation and measurement, applying learning to refine your approach.

As a natural leader you’ll be confident operating at all levels, engaging with and influencing senior leaders. You’ll also have experience of leading a small team who you’ve managed and coached to ensure they’ve exceed their potential.

Does this sound like you? We hope so but if you have any questions or would like to find out more about the role prior to completing our short online application process (a few basic questions, a current CV and a supporting statement) please contact Rebecca Barrett on 07876 846682.

We would also like to give you a flavour of the benefits you’ll be eligible for should you join us:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday entitlement.
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Potential to bring your continuous service with you providing enhanced benefits.
  • Health & Wellbeing support including Healthcare Scheme Membership.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

We hope you’ve decided this is a role you would like. If so, please apply online. We’d also like to let you know of the timescales we aiming to work to for this recruitment campaign. This will also help you know when you can expect to hear from us by.

 

Deadline: Tue 28th August