Director of Communications

London location preferable



Raising the profile of planning

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. We represent over 25,000 members worldwide, supporting them throughout their careers. We shape planning policy, raise professional standards and are the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Director of Communications to lead the RTPI’s communications and public affairs functions to raise the profile and impact of the work of the RTPI, planning and planners. In this new position, you will develop and implement political engagement, media relations and communication strategies and will drive the achievement of corporate objectives as part of the Senior Executive Team.

You will have senior level experience of delivering highly successful communications and public affairs strategies in a professional membership setting, experience of managing high performing teams and experience of presenting and responding to all forms of the media.

RTPI has a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment which actively operates a policy of helping its employees at all levels to achieve professional growth. We seek to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusivity.


To apply please submit a CV and covering letter that refers to the criteria in the person specification via our candidate portal.


Closing date:               5pm on 30th November

Interview date:            8th or 9th December