Head of Communications

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Salary commensurate with experience
28 Apr 2014
09 May 2014
Full Time
Contract Type

Required: Dynamic Individual for a Dynamic Company

If you have the talent and ambitions to match those of Wolseley UK, could this be the role for you?

Wolseley UK is a subsidiary of FTSE 100 Company Wolseley Plc, the world’s number one distributor of heating and plumbing products, and a leading supplier of building products. The company is looking for a Head of Communications to help it achieve its growth plans.

Located at their head office in Leamington Spa the post will report to the Human Resources Director and the successful candidate will lead the development and deployment of a comprehensive communications strategy across the organisation, with a focus on both external and internal communications.  The Managing Director and Leadership Team recognise the key importance of communications and are both advocates and strong users of the function at a time of change and growth in the business.

The organisation has 800 sites, fast-paced, high energy, and values relationship building across the various functions. Wolseley UK operates using a number of brands including: Plumb Center, Drain Center, Parts Center, Pipe Center, Climate Center, Integrated Services, William Wilson, BCG and Burdens. The successful candidate will take a lead in supporting Wolseley UK to drive its growth agenda, and will be responsible for directing communications for the UK Company, working closely with the Wolseley Plc communications and investor relations team.  The role will have responsibility for programmes, services, and activities that support and complement employee communication and engagement.  Excellent written communication skills are vital as the post will also be responsible for writing compelling, engaging messaging for a variety of different audiences.

The ideal candidate will possess strong influencing skills, and have experience working within a similar organisation and a comparable workforce, as well as a strong track record of strategic planning for proactive press relations, employee communications, change communications, media relations, CSR, and leveraging social media.

Taylor Bennett is handling this search on behalf of Wolseley UK.  If interested in applying for the role, please e-mail lc@taylorbennett.com providing a CV, covering letter and up to date contact details.