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Head of Communications - Culture, Arts & Heritage

VMA Group
London (Central), London (Greater)
Circa £40,000 pro rata
Closing date
24 Jun 2022
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Head of Communications

Sector: Cultural, Heritage, Public Sector, Education, Charity

This is a rare opportunity to join a major heritage institution as Head of Communications for a 6 month contract to support through a period of change and transition.

The main purpose of the role is to manage, develop and implement the media and external communications strategy in collaboration with the Head of Press and Marketing and with the support of the Director of Communications.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead and develop and deliver a proactive, creative programme of positive press and media stories. 
  • Work with the Director of Communications on issues of advocacy and public affairs.
  • Line manage a team including press office, social media and insights. 
  • Work closely with marketing on integrated campaigns. 
  • Act as an advisory to senior management on the PR implications of programme proposals.
  • Roll-out of new communications frameworks and supporting the launch of a new communications strategy
  • Task and finish responsibilities on key projects across the UK and internationally.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Management of press office and reactive and proactive media management 
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Managing projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Creativity, tactical skill and strategic thinking
  • Working in a cultural or educational environment  

Start date: 27th June or 4th July 2022

Salary: Circa £40,000 pro rata


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing.

Our specialist practices cover: 

• Internal and Change Communications 
• External Communications 
• Investor Relations 
• Public Affairs
• Marketing 
• Digital
• Agency Services 

Over the last 40 years, we have focused on building strong and lasting relationships in the communications and marketing sectors, working with candidates who have become clients, and clients who have become candidates. We consider ourselves to be a true career-partner. 

None of this would be possible without the exceptional people within VMAGROUP who are fully committed to what they do. 

Our team, which includes communications and marketing specialists working alongside recruitment professionals, maintain long-term, commercially successful relationships with our international network of clients – from innovative, independent start-ups to large, complex multinational corporations, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. Working on their behalf, we source the brightest and best communications and marketing talent. 

With offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris, we have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications industry supporting planning and decision-making. 
For more information, visit: 

Twitter: @VMAGroup

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020 7436 4243
23 Bedford Square
United Kingdom
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