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Reference: 82107

Date Added: 14 January 2022
Closing Date: 2 February 2022

Job Title: Head of Communications

Working For: What Works for Children's Social Care

Location: London

Salary: Circa £50,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

What Works for Children’s Social Care is the largest funder of children’s social care research in England. We are now seeking a Head of Communications to ensure that our research has the maximum impact for children.

The post holder will have a key role in ensuring that the research we produce reaches our target audiences. By developing and implementing the communications and marketing activity for the Centre, this role presents an exciting opportunity to make a real difference. WWCSC is a young and agile organisation, and you will have the opportunity to innovate and shape the organisation’s commication’s strategy to ensure future growth and success.

The Person

  • Proven experience of marketing and communications skills gained in a similar role;
  • Able to successfully manage a wide range of relationships, especially public, third sector and research organisations;
  • Strong experience and proven ability in producing content for a range of audiences and purposes;
  • Creative problem-solving skills, and ability to quickly gather and assess relevant information and act decisively as a result;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Experience of managing a team;
  • Able to work across a range of projects;
  • Financial management skills and attention to detail - with previous experience managing a budget (desirable);
  • An adept and confident networker with strong influencing skills;
  • Experience of managing third party creative agencies to produce marketing materials;
  • Experience of managing a website and generating content for social media channels;
  • Significant experience working with the media;
  • Knowledge of the children’s social care sector (desirable);
  • Experience of working in a research organisation (desirable)

For a full job description, visit https://whatworks-csc.org.uk/whats-new/jobs/jobs/

Closing Date: 2 February 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 5pm

Application Details

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement outlining clearly how you meet the above criteria to hr@whatworks-csc.org.uk, citing “WWCSC Head of Communications” in the Subject of the email.

Website: https://whatworks-csc.org.uk/

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