Meanwhile, while subpostmasters rapidly approach bankruptcy, the limited company allegedly supposed to negotiate on their behalf (almost entirely funded by the employer, Post Office Limited, has cash to splash. Comments (in bold) are mine

Communications Director

Salary: £70,000 per annum plus non-contributory pension scheme

Based in West Sussex

The National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP) is the professional trade association (AKA Georges Pension Fund) that represents UK subpostmasters.

 

Subpostmasters are independent business people who act as agents for Post Office Ltd and own and run the sub post offices that make up 97% of the national post office network.

This is a challenging time for our 8000 members (starvation tends to be a tad challenging) who own 9300 post office branches and the NFSP is looking for a talented Communications Director to support the organisation’s work.

As Director of Communications, you will be responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with members (most of whom do not even know they were signed up by your Post Office funded and distributed inertia marketing campaign) and stakeholders including Post Office, Royal Mail, Parliament and the media. The post holder will lead the production of key corporate publications, reports and research, implement the communications strands of the annual plan, and maintain and develop the NFSP’s communications tools and resources.

You will need a strong track record in media, stakeholder engagement and communications at a senior level (ability to lie through your teeth to MPs, in Court etc a pre-requisite). You will have strong influencing skills and a proven ability to advise and persuade senior leaders. You will be working in a small and diverse team and will need to be confident in managing competing demands.

Duties to include, but not be limited to, the following. Other items at reasonable request:

 

Report directly to the Chief Executive
Member of senior leadership team
Overall management of communications department
Deal with media enquiries and actively build media contacts
Organise and facilitate the All Party Parliamentary Group on Post Offices
Work closely with the Chief Executive on all Parliamentary work, including ongoing relationships with MPs and briefings for MPs
Research and produce articles for The Subpostmaster
Respond to and produce relevant submissions to various bodies, to include Parliament, Ofcom and Assemblies
Lead on all Project Grant application work for submission to Post Office, and liaise closely with the Post Office as required
Lead on the development of corporate publication like the Annual Report and the submission of Annual Plan to the Post Office, liaising closely with the Post Office as required
Manage public campaigns, including writing and production of campaign material
Stakeholders – ongoing relationships with consumer groups, charities, etc.
Digital channels – improvement and development

 

If you feel that you may be suitable for this Communications Director role then please apply now!

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