Chief Executive

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • Salary: £140,000

Website Government Communication Service

As head of the communications profession within the Civil Service, the CE work closely with the Downing Street Director of Communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson to ensure departmental communications activity is both aligned and co-ordinated with the PM’s priorities. You will coordinate and lead the GCS annual communications strategy, using insight and data to define cross Government priorities for communications and resources and to maximise the impact for Government. You will be expected to put digital at the heart of what we do, driving strategy to engage and reach all our audiences internationally and domestically across the whole of the UK.


The CE will be a communications professional possessing an outstanding track record of providing strong and visible collaborative and coalition-building leadership with a proven ability to develop a motivated, engaged, diverse and high performing workforce. A thought leader and source of expertise and innovation, they will have highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, establishing credibility with ease across a diverse spectrum of stakeholders. Political acumen coupled with a deftness in reaching sound judgements on a range of strategic and reputational issues is critical.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
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