Civil Service Jobs for the Post of Director of Communications | Permanent | £135,000

JOB TITLE: Director of Communications

The Ministry of Defence (UK CIVIL Government) looking for the position of Director of Communications. In the below paragraph, we discuss all the details regarding the job like its Location, About the Job, Benefits, Apply and Further Information. Post of Second Permanent Secretary


OrganizationMinistry of Defence
Job Title Director of Communications
Job gradeSCS Pay Band 2
Contract typePermanent
Type of roleArchitecture and Data, Digital, Senior leadership
Working patternCommunications / Marketing, Press Relations, Senior leadership Strategy
Last Date to Apply15th January 2023
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We are seeking an exceptional Director to lead and reform the MOD departmental communications team, and drive communications outcomes at pace, whilst ensuring the Department has the right communications expertise and capability for an era of global competition.


To be appointed you must be an inspiring and transformational leader, effective in a large organization, with first-rate stakeholder management experience and the ability to keep Defence ahead of the news cycle.

You must also be comfortable providing leadership during periods of crisis and change, providing direction and support to the wider team, at all levels.

The Director reports to the Director General of Delivery and Strategy, has a team of around 100 communications staff (civilian and military), and manages a budget of £12m for delivering both our external and internal communications in support of Defence’s objectives.

As the most senior professional communicator in the Ministry of Defence, you must be able to act as lead adviser to the department and its ministers on all aspects of news and communications activities, providing high-quality professional advice, expertise, and judgment to help deliver the department’s priorities in the UK and internationally.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Selection process details

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process accessed via should be completed no later than 23:55 on 15th January 2023 and will involve providing the two documents outlined below via the Civil Service Jobs portal:

  • CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  • Statement of Suitability (no longer than 1000 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities, and experience to provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

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