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Summary Information for vacancy - reference DWP/016


Department for Work and Pensions


Circa £115,000


City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

24 June 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 4



Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work


Brief Description

The Department for Work and Pensions is seeking an exceptional Strategic Communications Director to play a key role in the delivery of a major area of Government policy and reform.                                                                                             

Vacancy description

The Department is one of the largest Government departments with over 100,000 employees delivering services directly to over 20 million people, and with responsibility for annual expenditure of over £150 billion. This daily challenge is matched by the most ambitious programme of Welfare Reform for a generation, which will create a Welfare State for the 21st Century.

Reporting to the Permanent Secretary, the Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for the critical role that communications, both public and internal, will play in delivering this agenda.

They will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of multiple, complex campaigns for reform, managing wider marketing, media and stakeholder strategies and shaping the communications function.


Please see attached assignment brief


Please see attached assignment brief


Please see attached assignment brief

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

For further information including the application process, please refer to the attached information pack. If you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Jim McGlone on 0207 580 4300. Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 24th June 2011.

10061115823_Final Strat Comms Dir candidate pack 100611.doc

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