Director of Communications

01 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Director of Communications

States of Jersey

We’re continuing to build a new future for Jersey that is more modern, sustainable and prosperous for all. It’s a future that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before. This approach is called Team Jersey and it’s a milestone in our history: one island, one community, one government – and one exciting future. We need talented leaders to join us for a career-defining opportunity: to make change happen on a unique, historic island.

Modernising public services for 100,000 islanders and transforming how we run a 7,500-strong organisation takes a strong, compelling and effective narrative. Which is why we’re putting together a Communications Group designed to tell the world what’s changing. As the Director of Communications, you’ll work with people throughout the government and our residents to shape, develop and implement our communications strategy. It’s about using audience insights and the latest disciplines to drive innovative, multi-channel and objectives-based campaigns. You’ll also provide expert advice, offer robust insight, and challenge when necessary. This will see you promote both the national and international reputations of the States of Jersey, and bring our audiences’ voices into our decision-making.

As your CV shows, you’re a superior communicator, able to inspire a crowd and compel them towards a common goal. Plus, you’re used to producing and contributing to high-quality content ranging from speeches by ministers and senior leaders to social media campaigns and print collateral through to reports and presentations. You’ve also led plenty of organisational change before. This includes digital change in customer-facing and support functions. Whatever the project or service, you’ve ensured that customers always get a great experience by engaging with multiple stakeholders and translating complex information into a clear direction. A strategic thinker, you’re credible and perfectly at home in a political environment. Meanwhile, you’re used to managing performance and motivating teams to achieve. With an understanding of policy and governance in your area, you’ll play your part in a momentous move that will benefit a community of 100,000 people.

Perhaps you have a high-profile background in marketing, design, digital or corporate communications. Or you hold an outstanding track record in public engagement in support of public sector transformation.

Bring the boundless talent we’re looking for and you can help lead the biggest transformation in government for a generation. Join Team Jersey and find your unique place in the world.

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For a confidential discussion about these roles please contact our consultants at Penna, Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or email

Closing date: 26th November 2018