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Reference: 66664

Date Added: 2 July 2018
Closing Date: 15 July 2018

Job Title: Head of Communications

Working For: Fire Brigades Union

Location: London

Salary: Up to £57,839, depending on skills and experience, including London Allowance

Job Details

The FBU is the voice of firefighters in the UK, representing the uniformed front line staff of the fire and rescue services. We are the only recognised trade union negotiating nationally with employers on behalf of firefighters and emergency fire control staff. FBU is supporting our members through challenging times of public sector spending cuts and intense public and media interest in fire service provision.

We wish to recruit a Head of Communications to spearhead our publicity campaigns and to handle our relations with the media. You will also lead and manage our small Communications team. You will have a solid background in journalism and a proven ability to grasp the current issues facing the FBU and our members. You will be adept at utilising all available resources and opportunities to promote our campaigns. Understanding and experience of the requirements of a Communications team within a trade union is essential. Previous experience and training in leading and managing people would be an advantage.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to play a key role in developing and delivering the message for the FBU. You will report directly to the General Secretary/ National Officer (Staffing) and will have a wide and challenging range of responsibilities. These include developing and implementing the union internal and external media and communications strategies and developing union campaigns on a range of issues. You will work collaboratively with a wide range of people, both internally and externally.

Closing Date: 15 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

We would like the successful applicant to start work as soon as possible.  

Interviews: Afternoon of Monday, 30th July.

Application Details

Please apply with a covering letter and CV, outlining relevant skills and experience and how you meet the job description and person specification to Sue Lafferty, HR Assistant, Fire Brigades Union, Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 7AE, or email Sue directly at suel@fbu.org.uk.

For a full job description and person specification, please email Sue Lafferty on suel@fbu.org.uk.

Website: http://fbu.org.uk

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