The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to save the Palace of Westminster for future generations, and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century. This is an enormous and unprecedented undertaking, which is expected to be the most complex renovation programme of any single building the UK has ever seen. We are seeking an outstanding individual to become our Head of Digital and Corporate Communication. Reporting to the Communications Director within the Communications and External Affairs Team, you’ll lead digital, social and corporate communications, working at a senior level as part of the Communications Leadership Team to put effective digital communications at the heart of everything we do. Acting as a curator for the development of our brand and content, you’ll lead the delivery of the programme’s social digital communications for internal and external audiences, overseeing a suite of engaging and purpose-led corporate content that can be used across social media channels and our website.
You’ll drive innovations in how we use technology in comms and lead the evolution of our website so that functionality delivers a quality user experience. You’ll also work closely with your team of reports, including a Social Media and Digital Channels Manager, Corporate Communications and Brand Manager and a Creative Content Producer, setting a clear strategic roadmap and standards for delivery.
You’ll be a strategic thinker, with the ability to develop and drive an effective communications strategy. You’re able to analyse and communicate complex issues clearly, and will be comfortable encourage change, innovation, and flexibility. You’ll already have significant experience in leading digital communication programmes and will be able to use your knowledge of best practices to effectively lead your team.
Through your strong interpersonal skills, you’ll engage and motivate your colleagues, setting objectives and supporting individuals to deliver results, whilst promoting a culture of dignity, courtesy and respect.
The work will be carried out under a two-tier governance system with a Sponsor Body and a Delivery Authority. Under this structure, the Sponsor Body is the single client accountable to Parliament. The role of the Delivery Authority is to deliver the Programme to the scope, budget and timescale set down by and agreed with the Sponsor Board.
This role is within the Sponsor Body, which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the project, providing leadership and good governance. The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body (“Sponsor Body”) became a statutory organisation separate from Parliament in April 2020, overseeing communications and engagement on behalf of the whole Programme. The Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority (“Delivery Authority”), and its senior leadership team, has been established by the Sponsor Body as a company limited by guarantee. There is a Programme Delivery Agreement between the two bodies which will form the basis of their relationship and obligations.
Terms and conditions
- Contract type: Fixed term
- Duration: 3 years, with the possibility of an extension
- 30 days annual leave entitlement
- Salary Circa £75,000 per annum
Candidates should apply by submitting a personal statement demonstrating suitability for the role and a CV. Please state if you believe you have any current or potential conflicts of interest relating to this role.
Please note that the closing date for applications is Monday 1st February at 12pm, but our recruitment team may choose to close this earlier depending on the responses we receive. As such, we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able to avoid any disappointment.
Please contact the recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions about this role.