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Head of Strategic Communications

Salary details: £49,590 – £55,245 per annum

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council
Business Unit
Salary details
£49,590 – £55,245 per annum
Job Term
Appointment Type
Full Time
37 hours per week
Remote Working / Tavistock / Totnes, Devon
Interview details
w/c 19 December 2022
For an informal discussion please contact;
Neil Hawke, Assistant Director Strategy and Organisational Development at neil.hawke@swdevon.gov.uk
Closing Date
08 December 2022
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South Hams District and West Devon Borough are home to vibrant and engaged communities, people who take ownership of their local area and are passionate about making South Ham and West Devon a better place. We are ambitious Councils with a track record of trying new ways of delivering services to our residents. We’re proud of our achievements to date and have firm plans for our future having recently adopted new corporate strategies.

We have a rare opportunity for an inspiring and experienced communications professional to provide leadership of communications, design, public relations and marketing functions for two Councils. You will need excellent management skills and experience in leading and inspiring teams.

This is a key role within the Councils, building on the good work to date and taking it to the next level. You’ll ensure we clearly and consistently communicate our priorities and vision, improve our digital reach and promote our services to all – highlighting the positive difference we are making for our areas at both a local, regional and national level.

If you have a proven track record of delivering highly successful communications and engagement strategies, then we’d love to hear from you.

It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on Monday 19th December 2022 at our office in Totnes.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend interview, deliver a presentation on a specific topic and deliver a topic conversation with our elected leaders.



The IMPACT Behavioural Framework has been developed to support the ambitions for our workforce. The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work. The framework can be found on the right hand side of this page under ‘Related Information’.

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