Lead Communication Officer

Lead Communication Officer

Up to £31,180


About the role

Working in our Organisational Capability division, you will be responsible for communicating programmes and initiatives that will help our people to up-skill, improve their knowledge and, ultimately, help ONS to deliver a great service.

An engaging, credible communicator, your focus will be on high quality content which delivers positive outcomes. Managing and developing a team of three, you’ll have a broad range of internal communication channels to work with and manage, including the ONS intranet, ONSi, and news service, ONS.Daily. But that’s not to say that you’re limited to these alone. We will look to you to gain insight into our staff communication usage, needs and preferences and use this insight to formulate and deliver tailored communication plans. Of course, you will need to ensure that we have feedback mechanisms in place too, and that we are monitoring the effectiveness of all internal communication activities.

Face-to-face communications are important to ONS. Building strong relationships and networks with senior colleagues and stakeholders, you will champion the vital role that internal communication has to play in helping the ONS achieve its goals and objectives.

About you

Energetic and delivery-focused, credible and creative, you’re an experienced communication professional. A relevant and recognised PR, marketing or journalism qualification (CIPR diploma, CIM diploma, NQJ/NCE, for example) should be complemented by practical corporate, internal or marketing communications experience. Regardless of background, it is important that you can show where you have successfully communicated change, incentives, initiatives and updates to a large and varied audience. In addition to people management experience, you must have the ability to build strong, lasting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.

Working with us

We’re a welcoming, friendly community of professionals, relaxed yet knowledgeable. We’re motivated and passionate about what we do, but we work at a fast pace. Join us and you’ll enjoy opportunities to develop your skills, while delivering communication programmes and initiatives that will ultimately improve the way we work and the services we deliver. We’re also committed to helping you achieve a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible working options, pension scheme and a generous holiday allowance.

About ONS

Here at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we provide the data that shapes the nation. From the economic future of the country, to the provision of public services, statistics are vital to every imaginable area of our lives. Our vision is to be widely respected for informing debate and improving decision making through high quality, easy to use statistics and analyses of the UK’s economy and society.


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Closing date: 3rd November 2013.