Head of Media – Elections

London (Central), London (Greater)
£78,371 per annum pro-rata
08 Jul 2019
08 Aug 2019
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

In 2020, Londoners will elect a new Mayor and London Assembly. We’re looking for an exceptional Head of Media Relations to develop and lead press and communications for these important elections. This is an exciting role at the heart of London government and an unrivalled opportunity to manage a high-profile project from start to finish. 

With extensive experience in media and communications, you will be a strong communicator with a significant track record of success in delivering media and public relations strategy in a complex political environment.   You’ll need to be ready to hit the ground running to set up a press office, create a strategy and deliver it all within tight timeframes and at a fast pace. Experience of building a press office or similar from scratch for a specific high-profile event would be beneficial.

This is a high profile, pivotal role, liaising directly with national and international media and working closely with the London Elects leadership team, which is overseen by the Greater London Returning Officer. You’ll have a real nose for news and a full understanding of the political context.  You’ll be passionate and knowledgeable about London, familiar with the issues facing a major world city, and have significant experience of using different media to promote key policies and priorities.

Finally, you’ll be a natural leader, with a proven talent for setting up, leading and motivating teams. 

This role is politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

7 Months Fixed Term Contract or Secondment Opportunity until June 2020 – Full Time 37/hpw.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

This a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. If that’s you, please apply below.

Application closing date: Sunday 4 August 2019 23:59 GMT.

Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 September 2019 (pm).

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.