P260 Senior Communications Manager
£38,344 inclusive of London weighting
The issues of equality and human rights are high-profile and never out of the news. Working closely with the Chief Executive, Chair, senior officials and Commissioners you will lead campaigns and generate proactive opportunities to promote the Commission’s work. From tackling discrimination against pregnant women, promoting greater diversity in sport and stamping out hate crimes, to closing the gender pay gap and raising levels of public understanding of Britain’s proud track-record in human rights, there are great communications issues to work with. You will have the opportunity to deliver some of the Commission’s major campaigns across communications disciplines including media relations and digital communications.
Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the Head of Media Relations and Head of Corporate Communications, you will influence the Commission’s communications strategy and directly manage the strategic communications team. You will sit on the Communications Management Team, supporting the Director of Communications in providing communications leadership to the organisation.
Closing Date: 23:59pm, Sunday 1 March 2015
Interview Date: likely to be w/c 16 March 2015
Location: our London offices
For further details please click on the following links:;
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- Application Pack
- Role Profile
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- Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form
- Equality Monitoring Form
- Guidance for External Applicants
- Pre-employment Checks Form
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As a large public sector organisation that truly values its employees, we offer an excellent package of staff benefits. These range from flexi-time working and generous leave entitlements, to childcare vouchers and a choice of pension schemes. We also offer great learning and development opportunities, an Employee Assistance Programme and even interest free loans for season tickets and bicycles, subject to conditions.
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We are keen for everyone to develop to their full potential within Commission and we recognise that this takes significant investment from us and an ongoing commitment from you to make this happen. In your first few months you will complete our corporate induction programme, designed to help you settle in quickly and give you a solid grounding in the work of the Commission. We also offer a wide variety of learning and development activities and for our managers we offer the leadership and management development. There are also options for furthering your professional qualifications once you have passed the probationary period.
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Join us and you will be part of an organisation that not only champions human rights and strives to eliminate discrimination, but which also celebrates the fact that we are all equally different.
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Last Updated: 26 Feb 2015