Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time, Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020
Interview date: Thursday 23 July 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Iain Luxford on 07837 828837
About the role
Are you a motivated, talented communicator with an excellent track record of managing media relations and creating engaging digital content? If so, you might be just the person we need.
As well as experience of handling traditional news media you will also be comfortable working in the digital communications world – creating exceptional written and visual content not only for news outlets but for social media, web pages, and online news channels.
You’ll work as part of a highly professional and skilled communications team running social marketing and PR campaigns to achieve behavioural change, and keep East Sussex residents informed and updated.
You’ll not only be dealing with journalists’ enquiries and writing headline grabbing press releases, but also creating online content that will be useful, interesting and engaging to help build our digital audience.
The work is diverse and varied – one day you might be working on a campaign to recruit foster carers, the next day you might be working on messaging for a road safety campaign.
Experience of working in a political environment for an organisation that is publicly accountable would be an advantage, but is not essential. However, a can-do attitude and a creative mind most certainly are.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.