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Kingston Council - Communications and Engagement Officer

  • Location

    Kingston upon Thames, London

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    Social Care

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    Up to £250 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

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An experienced communications officer is required to support the delivery of campaigns and media activity for Kingston Council. This is an exciting role in the Communications and Engagement function at the heart of organisation, as part of a team delivering the best possible outcomes for our communities. The successful candidate will be delivering campaign activity that informs, changes behaviour and encourages audiences to work more closely with the council. They will also work to generate proactive news content for the campaigns they manage, and champion community engagement ensuring it is 'hard wired' into council decision making.

About you We are looking for someone with strong experience of working in a corporate communications environment, preferably in local government. You should be confident in delivering multi-channel strategic campaigns and have excellent communications and digital skills, with strong attention to detail and an eagerness to learn. The right candidate will demonstrate innovation and creativity as well as the ability to adapt to different ways of working to meet the changing demands of the role.

A key part of the role is to build networks and relationships with teams across council, residents, communities and other external partners to develop and deliver impactful communications and engagement. Person specification Minimum five years' experience of working in a relevant public relations, communications or marketing role, preferably in local government; Proficient in managing and prioritising a demanding communications and engagement work programme to tight timescale; Excellent writer with a wealth of experience tailoring messages for specific audiences; Extensive experience of creating impactful written, visual and audio visual content for a range of audiences - residents, businesses, community groups; Demonstrate agility and adaptability in mindset and ways of working; Ability to influence and motivate a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives; Questions and challenges ways of working, with an understanding of the bigger picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment; Creative independent thinker, confident in presenting new ideas; Actively engages in positive cross-organisational communications and team working; Communicates clearly, confidently and appropriately with colleagues using the best methods of communication for the task.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.