Head of Communications and Engagement

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£73,299 - £78,810
Job Type
Full Time

This is a rare opportunity to play a pivotal role in helping us to realise our ambitions. Through your exceptional leadership skills, you will enhance our communication and engagement services, drive forward our digital offer and build long lasting relationships with partners to put Lincolnshire on the map.

You will work within corporate services, reaching across the organisation and a wide range of local, regional, and national partners.

Who are we looking for?

If you are an exceptional, experienced communications professional with strong political acumen and proven success in a complex organisation then we would like to hear from you.  You’ll be engaging, inquisitive, collaborative, and innovative in your approach to get the most out of colleagues and the best results for Lincolnshire

Who are we?

Lincolnshire County Council is leading an exciting agenda that is focused on creating and growing an environment where residents enjoy the lifestyle they deserve, in a place that they are proud of. We deliver outstanding services to our 760,000 residents and 48,000 businesses. We’re bringing in over £750m of investment into the area through a new devolution deal and continue to modernise our services to enhance opportunities and outcomes.

Our offer 

We are a forward thinking and progressive employer with lots to offer.

Along with a competitive salary you'll receive;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Sodexo Discounts and Benefits Scheme 
  • Flexible working policies and access to first class wellbeing packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous leave entitlement with the option to buy more

Next Steps

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please contact Lee Sirdifield ( who would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Applications will close on 19/05/24 and interviews will take place on or around 05/06/24

The interview process will entail an assessment centre incorporating psychometric evaluations, stakeholder panel interaction with media task, interview panel session, and a presentation which is to be submitted prior to interview date.

Best of luck with your application

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Politically Restricted Position

Under The Local Government and Housing Act 1989, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, this post has been identified as 'politically restricted'. Further information on the Council’s Politically Restricted Posts Policy can be viewed here.

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This role expires 30/05/2024.
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