Anglican Communion Office

The Anglican Communion Office, based at St Andrew’s House, London is the permanent Secretariat for the Instruments of Communion of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are seeking a Director for Communications to give strategic direction and vision for the communications work of the Communion.

The successful candidate will have:

  •  a passion to communicate the Christian faith
  •  experience f leading a team and creating a communications strategy and plan,
  •  a successful track record in professional communications, and familiarity with radio and TV news journalism
  • the knack to spot newsworthy stories and write them up in sparkling English
  • verbal fluency to make oral presentations and broadcasts
  • familiarity with and enthusiasm for the utilization of social media
  •  a commitment to collaboration and team building
  • willingness to present opposing sides of an argument even-handedly
  • a calm head in crises
  • previous work for an international organisation
  • experience of organising News Conferences
  • education to degree level, or equivalent in experience
  • competence in budgetary management

Major tasks:

    • Creating a communications strategy.
    •  Forming a global communicators’ network and identifying means of receiving news from churches ‘on the spot’ where news breaks;
    • Daily gathering and disseminating good news;
    • Managing a small team which will provide:
        a daily worldwide news service, a proactive service for the media, editorial control of the website and a quarterly magazine, vigorous development and operation
      of social media and   contemporary communications technologies, contact with visitors to the Office;
    • Taking charge of communications at Primates’ Meetings, the Lambeth Conference and meetings of the Anglican Consultative Council;
    • Articulating and publicising the work of ACC Directors;
    • Sustaining strong relationships with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Office and other Anglican organisations.

      The application should include a CV and the names of at least three referees.The secretariat is located in Westbourne Park, London W11. This senior position will be remunerated according to NCI salary scales currently £47,587 to £52,868 per annum; reasonable relocation expenses may be paid. 2The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016 and Interviews are likely to take place in London on 4 February.

Further information is available on our website
Applications should be sent to:

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