Executive Recruitment

Building the GCS

As the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Government Communications Service I want to build a senior team who share my passion for work that makes a real and positive difference. The Government Communication Service is full of brilliant people who do work that matters. 

You will be tackling the biggest challenges our society faces and leading the most important marketing campaigns in the country. You might be saving lives through campaigns like COVID-19, influencing Britain’s global reputation through campaigns like GREAT, or enabling us to meet our net zero target through campaigns like One Step Greener. 

I started as Chief Executive in October. Since then I have announced the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Executive and a new Chief Operating Officer.  This role is the last piece in the jigsaw of a new and exciting leadership team for GCS. We are looking for someone who shares our values and ambition for GCS. We want to create an open and inclusive culture, where new ideas and innovation are welcome, where we are brave in pushing boundaries and taking calculated risks, and where everyone can flourish. We want to modernise the profession and harness the transformative power of technology for the public good. 

This role is the UK Government’s most senior adviser on marketing, campaigns and insight and you will combine deep knowledge of the latest technology and techniques, with the ability to successfully develop and implement a strategy, inspire others, and win the trust of Ministers and the public. 

I think you will feel stretched and excited by the work, have an opportunity to work with great people, and feel that you are genuinely part of something bigger than any of us. I look forward to receiving your application.


Simon Baugh
Chief Executive of the Government Communication Service (GCS)