The Communications Directorate is a multi-disciplinary team that works to deliver the Home Office’s communications strategy, aligned to the Home Secretary’s priority areas.
Our aim is to provide first-class communications that are insight led and results driven. We strive to deliver the highest quality modern media, rebuttal and social media service. We also develop and assure the delivery of a clear and effective communications strategy led by audience insight. Plus, we support employee engagement, culture and business change.
Our work includes campaigns to build confidence in the police and criminal justice system and reduce fear of crime. It also aims to prevent people from being drawn into extremism, and supports the successful delivery of the new points-based immigration system. We also work to rebuild trust with Windrush communities, while supporting the development of a more open, responsive and people-focused culture within the Home Office.
What you could be doing
- Organising broadcast rounds and media interviews.
- Drafting and uploading news stories for the GOV.UK website.
- Creating social media content to engage and reach our core audiences.
- Helping leaders use internal communications to support employee engagement and business change.
- Working with operational partners to deliver behaviour change campaigns.
- Planning and implementing creative communications activity – including direct, paid-for, low- and no-cost, and digital – that supports Home Office objectives.
- Working with colleagues and agencies to deliver clear briefs, and create accessible and engaging partner packs and campaign materials.
- Planning communication activity across all Home Office policy areas.
The benefits of working in the Home Office Communications Directorate
As a communicator in the Home Office you’ll be a part of the Government Communication Service (GCS), the professional body for public service communicators working in government departments, agencies and arm’s length bodies. As a GCS member you will have full access to their academy, which includes a curriculum with content for each discipline – organised by practitioner, advanced and expert level to help you sequence your learning. You will also have access to standards of professional practice, GCS guidance and case studies, bespoke courses and events, mentoring opportunities and accelerated development programmes.