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Head of Communications

  • Full time (35 hours p/w) with some potential for flexibility
  • Permanent
  • Salary: £40k-£48k
  • London

About us

Are you an ambitious, experienced communications leader who wants to play an instrumental role in fighting UK and global corruption? If so, this new Head of Communications position at Transparency International UK (TI-UK) could be perfect for you.

TI-UK is the country’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

We recognise that our fight against corruption depends on effective engagement and innovative, compelling content. We are looking for a strategic thinker and all-round communications expert who will thrive on the opportunity to develop and lead the delivery of a new internal and external communications strategy that takes our impact to the next level.


About the role 

Reporting into the Deputy Director of Fundraising and Communications, you will build a team and create a strategy that delivers high quality, multi-channel communications and content – nationally and internationally. You will be responsible for positioning our brand, shaping our media and social media profile, developing our digital strategy and content and establishing effective internal communications.

Additionally, you will:

  • Shape TI-UK’s engagement events
  • Gain a deep understanding of our programmes of work
  • Manage and grow relationships with media and communications contacts, key influencers and sources of vital information
  • Work with internal stakeholders, volunteers and agencies to create compelling, multi-channel content and messaging
  • Build organisational capability and capacity to deliver effective communications to media and other audiences
  • Provide reputation and crisis management
  • Manage 1-2 further team members
  • Feed into wider fundraising and communications strategy

About you

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Extensive communications and media experience
  • A track record of delivering results through a multi-channel approach
  • Excellent communication skills – with the ability to make complex information inspiring and engaging for different audiences
  • Excellent relationship management skills – with experience of working with multiple stakeholders to deliver results
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise multiple demands on time and resources
  • The ability to manage and lead a successful team – with experience of recruiting, managing and developing staff
  • An interest in Transparency International and the world of anti-corruption

In exchange we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • A flexible, friendly and supportive working environment


To apply:

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you are applying and where you saw the job advertised (1 page max)
  • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience

Closing date: 27 May 2019

Interviews will take place: w/c 3 June 2019

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the interview date, you should assume that that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.


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