Communicating Public Service
Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work, whereas we do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in. We’re looking for candidates with drive, tenacity and creativity to help us build on our successes as the MJ Local Authority of the Year 2019 and the Mayor of London’s first-ever London Borough of Culture and so expectations, confidence and ambitions are high - and we need people to match. 92% of residents feel well-informed about the borough and the communications team sits at the heart of this, delivering award-winning campaigns that have real, measurable impacts alongside expert media and reputation management that delivers investment to drive change and create jobs.
We are looking for people with a range of skills and experience that add to and complement the existing team’s expertise. Those looking for an easy ride need not apply, but for those with the drive to work on the challenges of Covid-19 at the same time as tackling inequality, climate change, the housing crisis and hate crime in partnership with our residents and businesses then we can offer you an exciting, challenging and rewarding work environment in which you can thrive.
We are keen to hear from all applicants who fit the criteria. Because we are clear that a combination of difference in our teams produces the best team performance, we are particularly keen to make sure that the applicants include people from ethnic minorities, people who are openly living as LGBTQI, or with a disability. Waltham Forest Council recognises that diversity is a strength and what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances to the Council’s ability to deliver to our staff and residents.
In your application, please make sure you show how you can meet the job-specific accountabilities and demonstrate the experience required.
If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Debbie Porter at Debbie.Porter@walthamforest.gov.uk
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