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Head of Communications

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Cambridgeshire is an ambitious, diverse, and fascinating place, rich with heritage, history, challenges, and opportunities alike.  As Cambridgeshire’s County Council we deliver and commission a broad range of essential public services, which are subject to the scrutiny of the public, politicians, the media, and all sectors of industry, daily.  From social care and safeguarding to highways and planning, from libraries and adult skills to finance and public health – we literally cover life from every angle. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Sue Grace, Executive Director of Strategy and Partnerships at 

Interviews and assessments will be held during the week commencing 6 November. 

What will you be doing?

As our new Head of Profession for communications, marketing, and engagement, you’ll sit at the heart of the Council and be the senior professional adviser to our Political leadership, Chief Executive and Corporate Leadership Team across all these areas.  Leading teams spanning media and external relations, programme communications and campaigns, internal communications, stakeholder engagement and web and social media channels, this is a career defining leadership opportunity. 

About you

An experienced Communications professional, we’ll expect you to bring the professional and technical expertise necessary to ensure we can inform, involve, and engage people and stakeholders well, across our communities, partner agencies and, of course, the council itself.  You’ll also need to be agile and adaptable in your approach, ensuring that Communications as a service is able to blend the need to be both proactive and reactive.  In addition to being highly capable and experienced, we also need a leader who shares our values and wants to create a compassionate and inclusive organisation culture.  Both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ matters to us and for this role. 

In return, you’ll have unrivalled access to our most senior political and managerial leadership, shaping our communications strategy and approach and articulating our vision of creating a Greener, Fairer and More Caring Cambridgeshire. 

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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