Head of Communications

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Slaughter and May is an international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients.  With over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone’s contribution is valued and they have an underlying sense of pride in who they are and what they do.  Their inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to their success and helps maintain their position as a true market leader.

The firm has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and innovative professional to join them as Head of Communications. This is a critically important role within the firm and the BD and Marketing Leadership team.  The role encompasses the entire spectrum of communications, both internally and externally, and the successful candidate will lead on brand and creative input, setting the strategic direction for communications and tying it to the firm’s overall vision and objectives. The function has evolved significantly over the last three years and this role will continue that evolution, ensuring the overall messaging enhances the firm’s brand, reputation and expertise within its target markets.

With previous partnership experience being essential, you will possess in-depth knowledge across best-in-class communications. You should be able to demonstrate a range of communications expertise and an ability to work collaboratively, whilst also challenging the partnership when appropriate. You will innovate in line with the firm’s established and nascent areas and will be excellent at building relationships. Experience of managing external/agency relationships, as well as leading and developing a team, are also key components of the role.

Totum is managing this role for Slaughter and May on a retained and exclusive basis. All direct and third party applicants will be forwarded to Totum to manage on behalf of Slaughter and May.


Job Title:
Head of Communications
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Heads of Department
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Liz Chappell
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