ARB - Director of Communications, Policy and Engagement - Live! Closing date 21 October 5pm

Established in 1997, the Architects Registration Board is the independent statutory regulator of architects in the UK.  Our work in regulating architects ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.  

ARB has re-structured its communications, policy and engagement function to ensure it is fit for the new and important challenges facing the profession and its members; including preparing for post EU Exit, exploring the recognition of international qualifications and developing new standards around climate change and sustainability as well as new requirements for competence in fire and life safety. 

This is a new role reporting to the Chief Executive. The Director of Communications, Policy and Engagement will be an active member of the Strategic Leadership Group leading the coordination of Regulatory policy, developing a professional and proactive communication and engagement function that is ‘best in class’.   You will have responsibility for the functions of the Communications, Policy and Engagement department.

This role carries considerable responsibility and therefore in addition to a background of senior communications leadership experience, it requires someone with a strong record of high-level stakeholder engagement, Public Affairs experience including political influencers, MP’s, ministers and policy makers at a local and national level.

Applicants will be required to show recent experience of motivating and managing a multi-skilled team, demonstrating they can work effectively with peers and senior stakeholders, to reach a consolidated and consistent position on key policy area. In addition, a demonstrable record of continuing professional and personal development, experiences of successful media relations including confident handling of press on contentious subjects will be sought.

Finally, strong digital engagement experience would be a very welcome addition to this role, creating an even stronger digital engagement presence in the organisation.


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