We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to the role of Director of Communications.
This is an exciting role at a significant time for IPPR, having recently appointed a new Director, launched IPPR Scotland, and developed a new research strategy. The Director of Communications will be responsible for ushering in a new era for IPPR communications. While respecting IPPR’s heritage, pedigree and success the successful candidate will ensure that IPPR has a compelling vision for the future, asks and answers the big questions and is never boring.
The post-holder will provide motivational leadership, and will work with a team of highly skilled professionals to increase IPPR’s impact, profile and influence. A key priority will be to enhance IPPR’s ability to influence through exploring creative and innovative ways of broadening and developing its communications activities and outputs; maximising the use of new technology and digital and social media.
The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in a senior management role in a communications, public affairs or equivalent environment and will have successfully delivered communications strategies. They will have a passion for policy and politics, a good understanding of the political climate and the ability to work across a wide range of policy areas. In addition to this they will have highly developed intellectual skills, with the capacity to think analytically and imaginatively, excellent leadership and management skills, a strong network of contacts and excellent communications skills.
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage.
Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]. Please do not send CVs.
In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm, Wednesday 10 February. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 February.
Circa £70k per annum plus benefits