Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO
Head, Press & Communications
Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Chennai Tamil Nadu
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About the Organization:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) commonly called the Foreign Office or British Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. They are responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide and were created by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office.

Roles and responsibilities:

Campaigns (20%)

  • Lead the local design of India-wide campaigns across UK priority areas.

  • Lead on monitoring and evaluating of BDHC communications activities - both for one off events and long running campaigns.

Press/Media & External Comms (30%)

  • Leverage fluent vernacular skills (Tamil) to create/sustain Post vernacular media outreach/messaging to regional target audiences especially via digital platforms.

  • Lead communication media handling during public engagement by DHC and senior UK officials across the mission, including during high profile visits/events.

Digital (30%)

  • Lead digital activity at Post, creating high quality content in the dedicated Green Room for the India Digital Hub covering the range of UKinIndia digital platforms e.g. – Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.

  • Lead design/leverage of the DHC Chennai regional Twitter handle, ensuring regular production of tailor-made stories.

Internal Comms, Living Bridge/Scripts, Branding (10%)

  • Lead Post internal/external use of approved FCDO branding/collateral.

  • Lead design/deployment of diaspora stories so it contributes to our India narrative and country business plan.

Learning & Development /Self-Management & Cross-Post (10%)

  • Lead/support to key elements of cross-Post work eg: Queen’s Birthday Party, high-level visits/events

  • Prism, budget management related to Press/Communication work



  • At least 3-5 years successful and proven record in a leadership Press/PR/Communications role in a professional PR/Communications team/institution.

  • Proven management/leadership in design/deployment of digital content across digital/social media platforms. Fluency/expertise in use of cross-digital skills (skill in still photography, videography for use on digital platforms and skill in loading content to/deploying the full range of social media platforms/channels – Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook

  • Proven record in managing/leading/delivering largescale/high-profile Press/PR/Communication/Digital campaigns in a competitive market.

  • Extensive contacts/ and understanding of English & Vernacular Press & Broadcast & Digital Media in the region.

  • Post-graduate degree


  • Leadership/operational experience in a multi-department/team, international organisation

  • Experience of working with a wide range of teams/individuals to achieve corporate Press/Communication goals

  • Professional Press/Communications/PR and/or Digital Media/Marketing professional qualification/certification

How to apply

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