Interim Head of Communications

Local Authority

Starfish Search are working with a local authority in London to secure them an Interim Head of Communications. The role will be accountable for the continuous development and delivery of the Council’s Communications Strategy.


You Will:

  • Promote the vision and values of the Council, set the narrative over important issues and protect its reputation.
  • Ensure residents, businesses and other stakeholders are informed of Council services, policies and decision-making, the opportunities available to them, and how to engage.
  • Support Council colleagues and Members to communicate effectively, both embedding cross-directorate standards and enabling creativity.
  • Deliver corporate objectives through planning and implementation of the Council’s communications strategy and annual work programme


You Will Have:

  • Significant experience of corporate communications leadership in a local authority or organisation of comparable scope and complexity.
  • A demonstrable understanding and record of implementing the professional standards required in modern government.
  • A track record of developing your people with a clear view of the training and development needs of a team.
  • Experience of establishing strong partnerships internally and with a range of external stakeholders.


This role is running for a duration of approximately 4 months.