This is a Full time, fixed-term contract up to 12 Months covering Maternity leave.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
Portsmouth is a great waterfront city with a bright future. Over the coming years the council’s aim is to support the city to recover and renew following the coronavirus pandemic. We’re doing that by delivering the core services our residents depend on, as well as playing our part in achieving the city vision by working with our partners and communities to tackle health, social and economic inequalities.
Portsmouth City Council has an exciting opportunity for a talented professional with experience across marketing, communications and engagement to develop and deliver creative and engaging campaigns for our housing, neighbourhood and building services directorate.
The post holder will be part of the centralised marketing and corporate communications team but will need to forge strong working relationships with stakeholders across housing and neighbourhoods services. You will deliver a range of marketing campaigns and communications activity, including overseeing the delivery of an integrated marketing, communications and engagement strategy for the directorate, as well as producing promotional collateral and content for press, social media and digital channels. The post will also manage proactive and reactive communications to explain council policies and changes to services along with overseeing the production of the directorate’s award-winning tenant magazine, House Talk.
The post will also make a contribution to the council’s corporate communications, including acting as duty media officer as part of a team rota, and taking part in a 24/7 emergency on-call rota.
What you’ll need to succeed
If you are a great all-round marketing communications professional who combines a range of skills and experience delivering marketing, PR and social marketing, with enthusiasm and creativity, and the desire to make a real difference to the wellbeing and lives of our residents.
If you have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or appropriate professional qualification (for example CIM or CIPR) and proven experience in communications, PR or marketing. If you have experience using digital marketing channels including social media, email marketing and websites to deliver communications objectives as well as have excellent time management skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise a hefty workload then we would love to hear from you.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.
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**Please note there is no closing date for this post, interviews will be arranged when a suitable candidate is found**