The communications team
The communications team has three key functions:
- At the organisation level we build and strengthen our brand and reputation. We ensure our stakeholders know who we are and what we do, and that we are trusted experts in our field.
- At the project level we are involved from the outset and work collaboratively across the organisation with every team. We make sure everything we do has a clear purpose, that we truly understand our target audiences and that we are executing our communications in a way that is optimised for impact
- Internally we facilitate information and knowledge sharing, and equip staff with important skills through training such as presentation giving and clear writing.
We are experts in brand, press outreach, social media, website and digital development, publishing and editorial, and internal communications.
We are a friendly team that enjoys working flexibly to support one another and ensure we can all deliver to the best of our abilities. We love to learn and make time to try new ideas or get creative, as well as share knowledge within the team. While we all have our own clear objectives, we always work collaboratively as a team and regularly pick up work to help one another when there is a critical deadline. DI can often be fast paced and high pressure around key external influencing moments, and the team works with agility and clear communication to ensure we always deliver high-quality work on time.
There is lots of mutual trust and respect within the team, as we are all highly skilled in what we do, so we enjoy feeding back and positively challenging one another to help us perform even better. Our drive to be outcomes-oriented means we always need to be proactive and ensure we are involved in the detail of projects from their inception. Being in the communications team therefore requires the confidence to ask probing questions and get stuck in.
We are big believers in work–life balance making us as effective as possible at work. Several members of the team have benefited from flexible working hours to enable volunteering or more time to spend with their family.
Our team consists of a Head of Communications, a Senior Communications Officer, a Communications Officer, a Managing Editor and Content Strategist, two Publications and Content Officers, and a Creative Media Assistant. Our role profiles give more detail about each member of the team and what we do. Meet the communications team.