Public Law Project (London) - Communications Director

Job title: Communications Director

Contract Term: Permanent

Location: Central London (King’s Cross)

Hours: 28-35. Full time (35 hours) envisaged, though applicants wishing to work part time and/or job share are encouraged to apply

Salary: Circa 50k per annum and 10% pension after one year

Closing date: 11:59pm Sunday 13 January 2019

Interviews: Interviews will be held in the week beginning 21 January 2019

These details are provided for information only and do not form part of an employment contract or job offer.

Position description: Director of Communications

Reports to: Director

Works closely with: Director, Senior Management Team and key stakeholders

Role Purpose: Our new Communications Director will join PLP’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and play a key role in the strategic development of the organisation. In particular, they will:

  • Develop and deliver an organisational communications strategy to increase PLP’s influence, impact, supporter base and income generation
  • Develop and direct our strategic communications, media and brand management
  • Develop and direct organisational image, tone of voice and reputational management
  • Understand PLP’s target audiences, and increase and improve our engagement with them
  • Provide inspiring and enabling leadership

Key stakeholders:

  • Civil Society and human rights leaders
  • Parliamentarians
  • Justice system users and professionals
  • The media (mainstream and specialist)
  • Patrons, funders and supporters

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following are the primary duties and responsibilities of the Communications Director

  • Strategy and leadership
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of our strategy as a member of the organisation’s Senior Management Team.
  • Develop and implement a holistic organisational communications strategy including for brand building, media relations, influencing policy, and raising support for PLP’s work.
  • Provide communications leadership across the organisation, and model PLP’s values.
  • Act as an external spokesperson for PLP.

To apply please download the application pack and complete the application form and send it to hr@publiclawproject.org.uk. Application deadline is 11:59pm Sunday 13 January 2019

PLP is an equal opportunities employer. PLP welcomes applications from individuals with a disability whatever their impairment. Applicants should note that our current building is located over four floors and regrettably has no lift facilities. If you have a disability which you think may interfere with your ability to do the job as described, please let us know and PLP will make reasonable adjustments both at interview and on appointment.