City Futures

Newcastle upon Tyne

Head of Communications and Engagement



Full time

£58,731 - £62,307 per annum, with up to a £10,000 supplement for an exceptional candidate

Newcastle is a great and ambitious city. The City Council is a progressive organisation, leading the way in showing how council services can be transformed - willing to try new ways of doing things and providing a test bed for new ideas and innovation. We make a huge contribution to the lives of local people, with a clear priority to help the communities we serve to fulfil their true potential - in all aspects of life.

We are now seeking a Head of Communications and Engagement to build on our good work to date. In this role, you will be responsible for bringing together our communications and community engagement teams creating a proactive service that communicates the city’s vision and priorities locally, nationally and internationally. You will play a key role in our digital revolution, improving our digital presence and reach, and promote the city and our services to all. You will proactively engage with residents and partners to seek their views and improve our services and approach. Just as important will be your political nous and your ability to work and inspire confidence within a political environment.

If you have excellent leadership and change management skills, the ability to influence partners and a proven track record of success in delivering effective communications and engagement strategies, then we would like to hear from you. In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits, along with the opportunity to be part of our ambitious plans and to be part of a great City doing great things with great people.

For more information on the post you should contact Tom Warburton on 0191 2115600 or at

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 21 May 2021 with interviews being held on Wednesday 9 June 2021.


Closing date:

21 May 2021

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