Fixed term maternity cover until 11th July 2022.
Folkestone & Hythe is an extraordinary place to live, work and visit. Situated on Kent’s south east coast, the district is both rural and coastal in character and very well connected – London is just under an hour away via the High Speed rail link and we have unrivalled access to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.
Exciting changes are happening in the district, including rapid expansion in the number of homes and jobs – our new Garden Town will deliver up to 10,000 new homes and land for business use over the next 30 years.
We are looking for a new Communications and Media Specialist to bring their experience and creative drive to help shape the future of Folkestone & Hythe District Council. It goes without saying that you will be an experienced communications professional who connects with our corporate vision and values. You will have substantial experience of delivering best in class communications activity whilst understanding the importance of our external profile and brand.
You will be responsible for media relations including handling enquiries, creating press releases, securing positive coverage and briefing Cllrs for interview. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable crisis management experience and be comfortable advising senior management and politicians on communications issues with sensitivity and tact. You will use your creativity and excellent copywriting skills to ensure our brand, narrative and reputation is both recognised and valued within the district, in our workplace, as well as by our residents and partners.
No two days will be the same. You will work across multiple departments and be assigned as communication lead on different projects. You will maximise the potential of digital communications in your work and be adept at horizon scanning for future opportunities or challenges that may arise.
The council’s communications team is a supportive environment where creativity, commitment and collaboration is highly valued.
The closing date for the receipt of all completed applications is Thursday 16th September at 12pm.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jane Walker (Communications and Engagement Senior Specialist) via email@example.com to arrange a suitable time