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Job Description

We have a new opportunity offering one of THE most exciting communications roles in the UK Creative Industries. This role is central to building a movement for change which successfully influences public policy and drives social change. As part of this, you will immerse yourself in understanding UK Government policy relating to the cultural and Creative Industries, as well as broader current and future social and economic trends.

As our Head of Communications, you will set the tone for Creative UK's public profile, driving media engagement to ensure that the issues - and solutions - that matter to our community are consistently visible through coverage which achieves maximum impact and positive sentiment across all channels - traditional and digital media, social media, our diverse creative community, partners, agencies, and stakeholders in Westminster and Whitehall.

You act as a strong, credible advocate, building constructive relationships and communicating effectively with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, crafting key messaging for political, regulatory and industry stakeholders, that ensures mission and impact is clearly understood. You have the knowledge, confidence, and skill to influence and advise stakeholders at all levels. You are a seasoned professional, well connected with an existing network of press and media contacts, and a strong knowledge of the UK Government and the political landscape affecting the cultural and creative industries. This is your opportunity to play an instrumental role in positioning Creative UK through convening and working with key players, experts, and officials across the cultural and creative industries.

For full job description please visit: https://www.wearecreative.uk/about/jobs/

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in senior communications roles (creative industries experience essential)

  • Extensive current media contacts

  • Experience of working in complex political environments, and a grasp of the current political environment across the UK

  • Successful track record in the design and execution of communications and PR activities

  • Strong stakeholder management and astute interpersonal skills

  • Well-honed influencing skills and knowledge of key stakeholders in the Creative Industries

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills drafting engaging, authoritative and creative content

  • Experience developing and managing budgets

  • Effectiveness in working with leadership and in cross-functional teams.

  • Proficient IT skills including Office365 & Hubspot Customer Relationship Management, media monitoring and reporting, social media

  • A strong commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

Job Responsibilities

Work closely and collaboratively with Creative UK's internal teams to:

  • Maximise the communications reach and value of policy and research initiatives

  • Maximise the communications reach and value of all Creative UK events and services

  • Provide communications expertise and mentoring to enable colleagues to achieve organisational objectives.

  • Ensure that regional and product communications activities are aligned with central Creative UK policies and procedures

  • Identify, analyse and report data to underpin and inform communications actions and impacts

This role will be expected to achieve growth in its first year across:

  • Media coverage; reach and sentiment

  • Stakeholder interviews

  • Social media engagement

  • Overall brand awareness: Demonstrable increase in awareness of Creative UK as a brand and recognition of the value delivered to the creative sector, government, authorities, and key stakeholders.

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How to Apply

Email your CV, cover letter and/or 1-2-minute video link* to jobs@wearecreative.uk by Monday 2nd October 2023 midday. Please complete our anonymous diversity and inclusion survey. Interviews will take place by video conference 11th to 13th October 2023 with final stage interviews likely in person on 17th October 2023, immediate appointment preferred yet not essential.  

* Video link optional. Creative UK is an inclusive recruiter and happy to make adjustments to our selection process by request  

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