ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Head of Communications



Circa £44,000 per annum plus benefits
London SW1W 9RB

We are seeking a full time Head of Communications, on an initial two year fixed term contract for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Army’s National Charity.

About the role

We are seeking a committed and innovative senior level professional to lead our Marketing & Communications team, guiding the team members in developing their respective programmes and overseeing their professional development. The Head of Communications is a Senior Management Board member whose primary role is to ensure that the work of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is promoted in a positive, balanced and well informed way, and that the Charity’s excellent reputation is protected and enhanced.  The successful candidate will take strategic leadership of all the Charity’s marketing and communications, advising internal and key external stakeholders on the ways in which marketing and communications can help deliver the Charity’s objectives. The post holder will be a champion of the Charity’s ‘Digital First’ strategy.


To carry out this role successfully, you will have experience in:

  • Developing and implementing marketing & communications/media/information operations strategies/campaigns
  • Working with national, broadcast, on-line, trade and consumer media – with strong media contacts
  • Managing relationships with external agencies
  • Having a well-developed understanding of social media and how to harness its effectiveness

and personal characteristics that include:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills (evidence of written work required at interview)
  • Collaborative working and leadership skills
  • A creative, strategic approach with a flair for seeking out and leveraging opportunities
  • An understanding, acceptance and empathy with the principles and values of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and those in the British Army community and military charities that we support

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Candidates should be aware that there will be a requirement for working some unsociable hours and weekends, plus must be prepared to travel across the UK to regional events.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone informally please contact Tina Reading, HR Manager – 020 7811 3219 or alternatively treading@soldierscharity.org

Closing Date:      Friday 30 July 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 10 August 2017

If you wish to apply please ensure a current CV and strong supporting statement is submitted

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