Head of Communications

  • Lay
  • Derby

Diocese of Derby

The Head of Communications is a new senior role with leadership responsibility for:

  • Developing and delivering an integrated communications and engagement strategy to bring the diocesan vision, strategic plan and key programme areas to life, and build buy-in with stakeholders (e.g. parishes and congregations in the diocese) across a range of media.
  • Developing a communications strategy for our ‘digital mission’ to share the good news of the Kingdom of God – leading audience mapping and analysis to ensure strategic plans / programmes land well.
  • Leading the Communications Team, and reviewing and restructuring the team to align roles, skills and responsibilities with the delivery of the diocesan vision and strategy.
  • Marketing the benefits of engaging with the diocesan strategic programmes to maximise participation and take up of available resources to give the strategic plan the best possible chance of success.
  • Leading a digital channel refresh, designing channels (e.g. new website) and content around stakeholder needs and accessibility.

The Head of Communications sits within the operational Senior Leadership Team alongside colleagues from Finance and Operations, People and Ministry Development, Mission, Evangelism and Parish Revitalisation, and Safeguarding, led by the Diocesan Secretary.

Line Manager: Diocesan Secretary (Chief Executive)
Staff reports: Communications Adviser (job-share), Media Officer.
Place of Work: Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR.
Salary: £50,000 – £55,000 per annum depending on experience.
Working hours: 35 hours per week (some remote working possible, as agreed with Line Manager).

Applications closing date: Sunday, 30 June 2024

Interviews: Friday, 19 July 2024

To apply for this job please visit derby.anglican.org.