Head of Communications & Engagement - Strategic Projects

Liverpool £ 75,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 013768

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit the MTC has a unique opportunity for a Head of Communications & Engagement - Strategic Projects. The role is to to lead strategic engagement and communications across key programmes, initially aligned to the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) for the next 12-18 months before moving onto subsequent large strategic projects. The right person will be an experienced leader who can balance shifting strategic priorities, team leadership and partnership working.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role    


The Head of Communications & Engagement - Strategic Projects will initially be aligned to the Construction Innovation Hub. The CIH is tasked with changing how buildings and infrastructure are designed, procured, manufactured, and connected. By joining the Hub, you will have a unique opportunity to work on a transformative project with the best and the brightest minds across the worlds of academia, industry, and government. 

This position is responsible for the leadership of a successful Communications and Engagement strategy for the CIH, with overarching responsibility for External Communications, Internal Communications, Events, Public Affairs, Campaigns & Engagement.  


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Be a member of the Hub Leadership team, working closely with Programme Director, Operations Director and Outcome Team to oversee and assure the delivery of programme objectives

  • Continue to develop and execute the communications and engagement strategy

  • Maintain and grow strategic relationships with senior stakeholders across government and industry, building the Hub`s network and ensuring strong support for all Hub projects  

  • Provide strategic input on the planning and running of integrated campaigns based on up-to-date data and insight on critical audiences externally and internally


The Person


The successful candidate for the role of Head of Communications & Engagement - Strategic Projects will have/be:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Strong analytical skills with proven experience in measuring the impact of communications and engagement activities from end-to-end

  • Team management skills

  • Market knowledge within the Construction, Infrastructure, Aerospace or Power and Energy Sectors.

  • Bachelor‘s degree in Marketing or relevant fields

  • CIM qualification

  • Leading with a proven track record of working at senior Delivering an integrated approach to communications and engagement levels

  • Successfully managing matrix teams in a complex organisation, showcasing solid leadership and interpersonal skills


To apply for the position of Head of Communications & Engagement - Strategic Projects please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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