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Head of Treasury Events and Visits

Head of Treasury Events and Visits


Job Description


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in one of the busiest and most high-profile communications teams in Whitehall? If so, we'd love to hear from you!
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The Communications Team is responsible for all communications conducted by HM Treasury and its Ministers. We work closely with Ministers, special advisors and policy teams to communicate the full range of HM Treasury’s work, through traditional and new media channels.
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We are looking for a Head of Treasury Events and Visits to join us. We are a fast-paced, encouraging and lively team, working collaboratively across the different areas of communications. This is a high-profile role, where you will be leading on all Chancellor events and visits.
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Key accountabilities include:
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Leading a team of five to plan all Chancellor media events and visits and support junior Minister visits where possible. You will develop and support your team members, promoting team capability
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Planning, co-ordinating and leading on high quality events and visits for Ministers, to deliver policy and communication objectives
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Working in a team and individually to identify, recce and advance venues ahead of Ministerial visits, both in the UK and internationally
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Travelling with Ministers across the UK and overseas to ensure that they are well supported and briefed, that logistics are successfully implemented, and potential risks mitigated
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Building positive relationships with partners from a variety of sectors across industry to help support future visit opportunities
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Developing and keeping refreshed a strategic programme of events that is well coordinated with HM Treasury and Ministerial policy priorities
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What you'll bring to the role
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Our ideal candidate will have experience of coordinating a wide variety of events under pressure and to tight deadlines, as well as managing media. You will be skilled at building a strong team culture and developing and supporting your staff. You'll have strong time management skills, and are able to keep relevant partners updated on progress. Lastly, you'll need a good understanding of Government communications and a strong news judgement.
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You will also receive an additional out-of-hours allowance and will travel within the UK and overseas.
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HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status.
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Some of the Benefits our people love!
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25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the King’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month
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Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
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Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages
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Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.
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Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances
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A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)
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If you need any reasonable adjustments to take part in the selection process, please tell us about this in your online application form, or speak to the recruitment team.
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Complaints procedure
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Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT Recruitment Team.
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If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.

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