Business partnering for government communication

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points: 2

This guide explains the benefits of business partnering and sets out how it can be implemented in government departments.


The Business Partnering guide:

  • explains what business partnering is and its benefits
  • describes the role and typical responsibilities of a communications business partner
  • provides guidance on team structure and recruitment
  • advises how a business partner model can be developed
  • provides case study examples of business partnering in action


  • Foreword
  • What is business partnering?
  • Organisational structure
  • Recruiting business partners
  • Job description and key competencies
  • Introducing business partners to your organisation
  • Case studies