Communications Function Review
In late 2008 and early 2009, a working group of public sector communications managers reviewed the public sector communications functions and made a series of recommendations to more clearly define the function, improve leadership and understanding, and develop common competencies and supporting tools.
In 2009, State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie sponsored the second stage of the review, which progressed the recommendations of the first working group.
At the Network's Comms@10 conference, attendees heard about the conclusion of this work and what's going to happen next - from common competencies and performance measurement and evaluation, to web resources, training and procurement.
Read the 2010 report [PDF: 205Kb, 20 pages]
Appendix 1 - definition and rationale [PDF: 104Kb, 2 pages]
Appendix 2 - report to steering committee [PDF: 564Kb, 28 pages]
Appendix 3 - performance measurement and evaluation [PDF: 1.57Mb, 43 pages]
Appendix 4 - CEO induction package [PDF: 492Kb, 9 pages]
Appendix 5 - Training module for Government Communications Practitioners [PDF: 400Kb, 33 pages]
Appendix 6 - Head of Profession, communications [PDF: 516Kb, 15 pages]
Appendix 7 - Good practice Public Service Communications Unit [PDF: 760Kb, 22 pages]
Appendix 8 - machinery of function [PDF: 608Kb, 7 pages]
Appendix 9 - briefing for Press Secretaries [PDF: 352Kb, 6 pages]
Appendix 10 - communications procurement [PDF: 676Kb, 6 pages]
The presentation given at our 2009 Network conference (Comms@09) by Michael Player, chair of the working group is available as is the full (2009) report.
Read the 2009 report [PDF: 99Kb, 23 pages]