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Assistant Director for Communications

Job Reference staffscc/TP/26/1417

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Contract Type:
Permanent Full time
£92,764 - £97,302 plus £4,395 car lease subsidy or cash alternative
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Senior Management
Corporate Services
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Job Introduction

Staffordshire is an innovative, ambitious and sustainable county with a proud heritage and bright hopes for the future – well positioned at the heart of the thriving West Midlands to create jobs, growth and prosperity for local people.

Much has been achieved in recent years – a better quality of life for local people, major programmes delivered to secure future growth and jobs, and substantial changes to how we operate, ensuring we can continue to deliver what local people need at a cost we can afford.

We are immensely proud of our county and of the work we do, and the way in which they are presented to our residents, colleagues and the wider world is vitally important to our continued success.

Our businesses and residents look to us to promote the county on a national and international stage and to act as a trusted voice in times of crisis and challenge.

As our new Assistant Director for Communications, you will offer creativity and advice around our branding and messaging, dealing with the here and now whilst also looking ahead to the future.

As well as managing our external communications, you will also take the lead on managing key messages for our workforce as we move into the next phase of our evolution as an organisation.

Whilst local government experience would be beneficial, we welcome applications from experienced communications professionals from any sector. Most important to us will be your ability to offer creativity and constructive challenge, and your commitment to building on the outstanding work our communications team currently do as you help lead up into the future.

For further information, visit Staffordshire County Council | ( or contact our executive search partners Gatenby Sanderson: Duncan Collins (07586 705475) or Seb Lowe (07464 543442).

Main Responsibilities



About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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