Starting Salary: £41,952
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Closing Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
At Camden, we're working closely with our communities to build a better, fairer borough for everyone, and to make sure that nobody gets left behind. There is no doubt that we’ve experienced significant challenges from Covid-19 and its impacts on those who live, work and study in the borough. Throughout the pandemic we have seen the extraordinary community spirit of Camden and, as we move forward, it’s crucial we all stay working together to create the best future for Camden. In this role, you will have the opportunity to join our Communications team and lead on planning, developing and creating resident-focused communications as we emerge from the pandemic and as we look to the future.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Communications Manager to join the Communications team at Camden Council. In this role, you will deliver high quality campaigns that support our top priorities and our strategic plan for the borough, Camden 2025. We’re looking for a creative and innovative professional to create and deliver a range of targeted, multi-channel, evidence-based communications projects. You will take ownership of specific areas of council communications, including around Adult Social Care and other council priorities to support our residents. This role may also work on other priority issues as and when needed, including our ongoing response to COVID-19 and our renewal and recovery work. Within these areas of responsibility, you will manage a comprehensive forward plan of activity. You will be expected to define priorities, set objectives, allocate work strands and negotiate resources for time-limited projects and manage the workload.
We’re looking for someone who has an interest in social care, and a good understanding of the current issues facing the sector. You will have a degree-level qualification or equivalent work experience. To succeed in this important role in our communications team you will need to have strong writing skills, an excellent understanding of communications channels (including digital, media and marketing skills) and experience of targeting audiences effectively. You will be able to confidently demonstrate how you have evidenced, targeted, delivered and evaluated campaigns and communications activity. You will also have experience managing budgets and assigning resources to projects, and you will be comfortable and confident engaging with senior internal and external stakeholders. You will have experience of working in high-pressure situations, including crisis communications, as well as political awareness and sound judgement.
The role reports to the Senior Communications Manager.
The post holder will be expected to plan and prioritise work in their areas of responsibility and to negotiate the required resources with the Head of Strategic Communications / Senior Communications Manager, and also with colleagues in directorates.
The role will be required to work directly with and give strategic communications advice to senior managers including the chief executive and elected members including the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members.
The role will have oversight of the work of other colleagues in Communications such as temporarily assigned project team members located in the core matrix.
The role may be required to represent the Council at external meetings with partners, community groups and professional bodies such as CIPR and London Councils.
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