Senior Communications Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Main purpose of the role
Our External Relations team is seeking a Senior Communications Manager as one of two post-holders in the strategic communications sub-team, both reporting to the Director of External Communications and Marketing. In this role, you will be jointly responsible for all areas of strategic communications work, and specifically responsible for senior leadership events management, developing a stakeholder engagement strategy, and other projects.
Our communications team plays a crucial role in advising and supporting NAO client-facing teams with the promotion of their and wider NAO work, helping them achieve even greater influence and impact with a broad range of external stakeholders.
The NAO has a new and ambitious three-year communications strategy, which you will play a key role in implementing. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a stakeholder engagement strategy, covering how the NAO, Leadership Team and client-facing teams should understand and improve their influence with their stakeholders. You will also be asked to lead on or provide support to other projects such as developing and implementing a communications plan for one of the NAO’s priority corporate themes.
You will be specifically responsible for proactively managing our events. Your involvement will be focused on events involving the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) and Leadership Team members, and ensuring the NAO is strategic in planning our events involvement and gains maximum impact from these activities.
This is a hands-on communications delivery role that requires attention to detail and tenacity to ensure deadlines are met and that communications activities are co-ordinated.
Full details of the role and required competencies can be found in the attached job description.
You must be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules and must hold a valid work permit. We are not able to sponsor work visas.
- To apply candidates should provide an up to date CV and covering letter setting out briefly why you are suitable for this role.
The closing date for applications is 24th January 2019.