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Communications Officer

  • Employer: Gravesham Council
  • Reference: GREC728LS
  • Published: Thu 10/06/2021, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,482 - £22,138 inclusive of allowances
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, Kent

Our Organisation-

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.

The role

Responsible to the Communications Manager and to work and support delivery across all elements of the council’s internal and external communications, including corporate social media channels, photography and video, and graphic design.

Main responsibilities

Undertake a range of specialist tasks including:

Overseeing delivery of the council’s corporate social media channels to include scheduling campaigns, monitoring mentions and comments, responding to direct messages.

Receiving, logging and responding to media inquiries.

Drafting press statements and comments.

Assisting with photography and video recording of council events.

Assisting with designing and delivery of social media graphics.

Production of public notice press adverts.

Media monitoring and coverage logging.

Essential qualifications/experience-

Relevant qualification/training or experience that demonstrates knowledge of communications/journalism skills

Desirable qualifications/experience-

Relevant qualification displaying basic graphic design skills

In return we offer you:

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.

Training

In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.

Pensions

A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Andy Rayfield on 01474 337304.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

 

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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  • Employer: Gravesham Council
  • Reference: GREC728LS
  • Published: Thu 10/06/2021, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,482 - £22,138 inclusive of allowances
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, Kent

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