Communications Manager (Internal) - London

Recruiter
Cafcass
Location
Bloomsbury, London (Greater)
Salary
£37,629 - £41,692 inclusive of London weighting + excellent benefits
Posted
31 Jan 2019
Closes
13 Feb 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Locations: Bloomsbury, London

Salary: £37,629 - £41,692 inclusive of London weighting + excellent benefits

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019

Cafcass is recruiting for a Communications Manager to effectively develop and deliver high-impact internal communications.

As an organisation we support over 130,000 children and families every year, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, putting their needs, wishes and feelings first and ensuring their voice is heard at the heart of family court proceedings.

Cafcass is also a high-performing organisation as demonstrated by our recent ‘Outstanding’ rating from Oftsted, only the 4th national organisation to receive this rating and is testament to our culture of continuous improvement.

This key role is a part of our small but talented Communications Team. Reporting directly to the Head of Communications you will play a significant part in developing and implementing our internal communications strategy. This includes changing how we collaborate and manage information as an organisation and driving this project forward.

Other responsibilities include engaging staff with our refreshed national strategy. A track record of bringing creative ideas for new channels and campaigns, with a strong focus on insight and evaluation, is essential. You will need to be confident in advising senior staff.

We are seeking an outstanding communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills. Further to this you will have experience of external communications and will have the ability to make effective linkages between internal and external. You will be a team player, drawing on all resources available while taking ownership for delivering your work.

In addition, you must be educated to a degree level or a relevant professional communications qualification or equivalent experience. You will have knowledge of the public sector, ideally within the social care sector or family justice sector.

Benefits

  • Generous holiday entitlement

  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Potential to bring your continuous service with you providing enhanced benefits

  • Health & Wellbeing support including Healthcare Scheme Membership

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Possible work flexibility

To apply for this role online please click the 'apply' button. 

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please email Colette Jacobs (Head of Communications) colette.jacobs@cafcass.gov.uk with your telephone number and best times to contact you) and she will be pleased to provide you with further information.

We would also like to advise you of the timescales we are aiming to work to.

w/c 18th February for initial telephone interviews (30 minutes)

w/c 25th February for final interview at Bloomsbury office

Please note these are target timescales and may be subject to change but if this occurs we will endeavour to keep you informed.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.?
 
Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Further information on what the assessment covers can be found by viewing the Cafcass DBS policy.