Are you a passionate, experienced, communications professional with a proven track record of providing an outstanding media relations service? Do you want to work in a fast paced, innovative and customer focussed environment? If so, we are currently recruiting for a Communications and Policy Officer.
South Kesteven are an ambitious Council with growth plans at the top of our agenda. The district has tremendous potential, and this role will support our vision to be the best district in which to live, work, and visit. We aim to be the high performing council that our residents deserve; one that attracts and retains the best staff to deliver high-quality services.
What we need:
A communications professional with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful external communications strategies at complex organisations.
An experienced individual with excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation.
What you will do:
You will support and provide an outstanding media relations service, advising elected members on communications and reputation matters, providing professional and high quality support and advice. This will include providing research, key messages, speeches and briefings for Elected Members, senior managers and council companies.
Working as part of the communications team on campaigns and digital communications, you will actively support service transformation and drive forward a ‘digital first’ approach across the council.
What we will do in return:
We are committed to caring for our employees both inside and outside the workplace and provide a variety of benefits, such as:
- a generous pension scheme,
- opportunities to progress and develop your career and skillset
- access to a range of health and wellbeing activities
- generous leave entitlement of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service),
- travel season ticket loan and a variety of other staff/family friendly benefits and discounts.
Here at South Kesteven District Council – we don’t just do 9 to 5, we actively encourage flexible working, agile working and working from home wherever possible, we believe that your work/life balance is important and vital to your success and happiness in the workplace. Grantham is excellently located to the A1 and has easy access to the East Coast Mainline.