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Reference: 71618

Date Added: 25 June 2019
Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Job Title: Head of Communications

Working For: Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Location: London

Salary: £49,601-£57,629

Job Details

The adoption of data-driven technology affects every aspect of our society, and its use is creating opportunities as well as new ethical challenges. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is an independent advisory body set up and tasked by the UK Government and led by a board of experts, to investigate and advise on how we maximise the benefits of these technologies.

The Head of Communications will join the CDEI’s Strategy, Operations and Governance team. You will develop and implement a communications strategy that leverages and successfully lands the Centre's policy outputs, building a credible brand for the Centre and positioning it to achieve impact in a complex landscape.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development and implementation of the Centre’s communications strategy, monitoring the Centre’s profile in the media and iterating on key messages and tactics
  • Development of communications plans to land policy outputs with the media, civil society, policymakers and the public
  • Proactive management of a PR grid and placement of content in line with the Centre’s communications strategy
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key media contacts, securing coverage for the Chair, Board and executive team, and briefing as required
  • Creating a strategy for the Centre’s website and other online presence and overseeing its implementation
  • Drafting website copy, newsletters and blogs
  • Procuring and contract-managing commissioned services, including PR and design support
  • Planning and delivering - supported by an events coordinator - high-profile public events
  • Chairing the Centre’s board-level communications working group

You will join a small team of highly motivated individuals, working in a fast paced, highly dynamic environment. The role offers an exciting opportunity to deepen your knowledge of and shape some of the most important and high profile issues facing UK society today. You will develop your communications and PR skills in the context of a new Centre, whose work will be under a national spotlight, and be exposed to high profile organisations and individuals working on AI ethics in the UK and internationally.

Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlist Meeting: w/c 15 July 2019
Interview(s): w/c 22 July 2019
Location: 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ

Application Details


Website: http://www.gov.uk/cdei

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