Birmingham Communications

16/05/2017 12:00 pm

It is an exciting time to join the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as they recruit for two new full time posts to help spread the Joy of the Gospel and communicate both within the church and externally in our local communities.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham (Charity No. 234216) extends from Stoke in the North to the Thames in the South. It includes 7 cities and 5 Counties; an area with over 5 million people. It serves a Catholic population of some 450,000 through a network of 224 parishes and some 240 schools.

Head of Communications & Community Engagement

Salary: £34,000 to £40,000 p.a.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Head of Communications & Community Engagement will set and guide the Archdiocese’s strategy for all communications, websites and community engagement. With the Press & Media Relations Officer the Head of Communications & Community Engagement will be responsible for managing and delivering communications, including providing professional advice, expertise and leadership on all aspects of communication (internal and external), seeking opportunities to promote the mission of the Catholic church, the Archdiocese and its related charities and to enhance its reputation. 

Press & Media Relations Officer

Salary: £27,000 to £31,000 p.a.

Reporting to the Head of Communications & Community Engagement, the Press & Media Relations Officer will on a day-to day basis be responsible for external communications for the Archdiocese providing support to senior members of the Clergy, its Parishes, Schools and Academies.

How To apply

For an informal discussion/job description for either role please contact Gerry Dryden, Director of Human Resources via email (gerry.dryden@rc-birmingham.org) or telephone (0121 230 6224).

Application for either role is by covering letter (which should set out how your skills and experience matches those required for the role and why you are interested in joining this charity) and CV.

Closing Date: for applications for these roles is Friday 2 June 2017

The first round of interviews for both posts have been scheduled for week commencing 26 June, 2017, with the final interviews being scheduled for week commencing 3 July 2017.