Head of Communications (maternity cover) – UK Sport (London)

Job Description

Do you believe that Olympic and Paralympic sport has the ability to inspire the nation? To reconnect communities? To raise aspiration and to inspire us all to dream big? To shine a light on the Great Britons achieving the extraordinary on the global stage?
If so, you might just be what we’re looking for.
We are UK Sport and we’re the government’s high-performance sports agency, responsible for inspiring the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success.
We’re searching for a Head of Communications (maternity cover) who thrives on inspiring and enabling their team to deliver success together. We’re looking for a natural relationship builder with a flair for team leadership and a calm, collected and proactive approach.
You’ll be exceptional at developing and delivering communications strategies and plans and leading a team to deliver national or global campaigns to engage a range of audiences. A seasoned communications pro, you’ll have direct experience across all of the communications mix, with direct experience across PR & media relations, digital & social, events and publications and experiential engagement too. You’ll balance creativity with the ability to keep your team focused to deliver exceptional results and offer a calm, steady hand and sound judgement and advice during a crisis. You’re a team player first and foremost and a superb relationship-builder.
You’ll be joining us at one of the most exciting times for British sport, as we rapidly approach the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. You’ll be the steady force on the ground in our London HQ this summer, expertly guiding and leading the team to deliver exceptional results for the organisation during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. You’ll also be working with the Director and wider team to shape the organisation’s future strategy. A passion for our mission is essential; in-depth sporting knowledge is not.
If you’re that inspiring, experienced and highly competent senior communications leader that we’re looking for we want to hear from you.

About UK Sport
Working at UK Sport is all about how we can inspire the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success. We know the power that sport has and we want to deliver inspirational sporting moments that the whole county can feel proud about and motivated by, through success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, through the staging of major international sporting events in the UK and by making sure all of our sports are run with world leading standards of culture, governance and integrity.
Want to find out what it’s really like to work here? Then please follow this link to hear from current staff: https://vimeo.com/326316751
UK Sport offer a competitive benefit package this includes:
• Defined benefit pension scheme
• Employer pension contribution of 12%
• Pension Allowance of 4%
• 6 weeks Annual Leave
• Interest free season ticket loans
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Parental Leave
• Healthy Lifestyle allowance of up to £480 per year
• Cycle to Work Scheme

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