Head of Communications Office

The post holder will be responsible for leading the IT Services Communications Office and the line management of a team.

The Communications Office is part of the Office of the CIO and acts as a conduit to provide internal and external communications for the department and support an innovative information framework. The team promotes and supports the use of appropriate channels and systems to facilitate the sharing of information around IT Services alongside departmental communications activities. The team also has a strategic role in determining the future of communications and information systems, raising awareness of new developments and how they might be taken forward across IT Services.

Essential selection criteria

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in delivering and supporting organisational communications and/or information systems
  • Highly organised, with the ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting competing deadlines
  • Resilient, calm and effective under pressure, with the ability to respond swiftly to a challenge and exercise good judgment
  • Strong people management skills, with the ability to lead, manage and motivate a team
  • Well-developed interpersonal and advocacy skills, with the ability to foster strong relationships with teams across IT Services
  • Ability to plan and monitor budgetary matters, including preparing and working to budgets and the administration of expenditure