Head of Communications, Media & Publications

Southwark Council
up to £82,000

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises. We have a young, diverse and growing population. And we stand together.


The new Head of Communications – Media and Publications will lead the design and delivery of the council’s media strategy and approach, and related plans, ensuring they are aligned to corporate objectives outlined in Southwark 2030.

You will lead and develop all aspects of the council’s media relationships, media risk management and core publications (such as Southwark Life and e-news), managing stakeholder relationships and supporting the management of the council’s external reputation. You will have extensive experience of leading a media related service, ideally within a complex politically-led organisation. 

This is a key role reporting to the Director of Communications, Engagement and Change, that will lead media strategies using all communications platforms available, ensuring that communities can positively engage with the council on a wide variety of topics. 



If you have any questions about this role, please contact Jamie Brown at jamie.brown@starfishsearch.com


Closing date: 14th April 2024

Meeting to agree a longlist: TBC

Meeting to agree a shortlist: w/c 22nd April 2024

Stakeholder engagement panel   TBC

Final panel interview: 14th-17th May 2024

Useful Links
Delivery plan 2022-26 VIEW
Annual Performance Report, October 2023 VIEW
Corporate Peer Challenge - feedback report VIEW
Corporate Peer Challenge - action plan VIEW
Corporate Peer Challenge - position statement VIEW
Streets for People Strategy VIEW