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Director of Communications

Avon & Somerset Police
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

Role: Director of Communications and Engagement

Organisation: Avon & Somerset Police

Location: Bristol

Salary: £92,835

We support the lives of millions of people across our diverse communities, and have a workforce of over 6,000 inspiring and dedicated staff, officers and volunteers. This is a rare opportunity for someone who shares our values and ambition to embrace an exciting and varied senior leadership role at the very heart of one of the most critically important and impactful of public services.

Working closely with the Chief Constable, you will ensure that all of our communications and engagement strategies (both internal and external) reflect our objectives and plans. You will help us create and embed a compelling, inspiring narrative that helps to galvanise and propel the organisation and its people together, towards achieving our ambitious vision.

Building public trust and confidence, amplifying our positive service impact externally, crafting and bringing to life the story of our vision, mission and values every day, and helping everybody who works here to feel pride, optimism, and a clear sense of shared purpose and culture are all vital to success. Simply put, this role is about helping us to unlock that huge potential.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic, collaborative and highly creative senior communications leader. A leader who has a reputation for achieving excellence, and who has shown that they can confidently think and act strategically with others, at pace and scale, in complex settings where there is a high level of public interest. With an integrated, modern, insight-driven approach to achieving measurable change, you will also have the skill and confidence to take people at all levels with you, mobilising and empowering the whole workforce to build momentum and implement bold, innovative and imaginative changes.

Having recently decided to invest more in this team, you have the full support of the leadership to help to turn this investment into measurable improvements in workforce, stakeholder and public engagement. The ability to demonstrate the skill and resilience to engage effectively with an extremely diverse stakeholder community will also be critical to our shared success.

Full details about the role and the personal characteristics and experience required can be found at on our recruitment partner’s site by clicking Apply.

If you have any queries about any aspect of this appointment, or you would like additional information, or an informal and confidential discussion, please speak to Alex Hayes (01132056109) at GatenbySanderson.

Closing date for applications is: 08:00, Wednesday 5th October 2022

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