Thursday 9 April 2020
- A new portal will signpost communication practitioners to available roles in government and offer the opportunity to register their availability for government work
- A network of communication experts will offer career and professional development guidance, alongside outplacement, mentoring and coaching support
The Government Communication Service has put together an advisory panel to provide career support to communications professionals whose roles have been impacted by COVID-19.
As one unified voice representing the communications sector, these organisations will provide strategic leadership for the profession and offer practical support for specialists. Advice and insight from these experts will also help shape the Government’s COVID-19 communication activities.
The advisory panel will contribute to the implementation of this support, which includes:
Across government, a number of departments are still advertising for and recruiting communications professionals on a permanent and short-term basis. The new portal will direct people to these roles through government-owned channels, while the organisations on the advisory panel will also promote roles through their networks. Among a wide range of areas where the government requires immediate support, digital and social media skills feature highly alongside more traditional roles of media/press office and insight and evaluation.
The panel will provide advice, outplacement support, mentoring and coaching to communications professionals, and signpost to existing mental health and wellbeing support and legal advice.
The advisory panel includes leaders from across the UK communications industry: