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Head of Engagement and Events

  • Employer: London Borough of Hounslow
  • Reference: LBH/22/179287
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £62,556 to £76,029 Per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hounslow

Job reference R0004853

Hounslow Council is looking for an experienced, ambitious and passionate Head of Engagement and Events to ensure the voice of our communities is at the heart of our decisions, and we host relevant and impactful events which build civic pride.

Crowned Council of the Year 2021 by the Local Government Chronicle, Hounslow is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. Through visionary leadership, a dynamic cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs.

Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard both socially and economically by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before and are determined to be an exceptional deliverer of services, community leader and employer. We’re thought leaders on green recovery and community wealth building, and transforming how we engage with our residents is at the heart of our ambitions for a fairer, greener, stronger borough.

The Head of Engagement and Events will ensure Hounslow’s residents, businesses and other stakeholders know how to engage with the Council on the issues which matter to them, feel empowered to do so and trust we will listen. The successful candidate will develop new and innovative ways to ensure the borough’s diverse communities are reached and represented, and support colleagues with their consultation and engagement, embedding a culture that ‘good engagement is everyone’s business’.

Directly responsible for the Council’s major corporate and civic events programme, you’ll also support colleagues to deliver effective events for their audiences. You will work with third party organisers to put on well-run events which increase civic pride and community cohesion, ensuring a vibrant calendar of events which benefit local communities, attract visitors and raise our profile as a destination borough.

Leading enthusiastic teams, you will have a track record of delivering and exceeding expectations. You will inspire professionalism, creativity and drive in your people, empowering them to be their best, and confidence in those you advise. You are collaborative by default, embodying the Council’s One Hounslow spirit, and influential in the partnerships you’ll establish across the Council and beyond.

We welcome diversity and we are an equal opportunities employer. We recognise the diversity of Hounslow's communities and we are particularly keen to hear form candidates who will improve our own diversity, and strengthen our ability to reach all residents.

For an informal discussion contact Ben Knowles, Assistant Director for Communications and Engagement, at Ben.Knowles@hounslow.gov.uk

To Apply: Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing why you’re a strong candidate for the role to Ben.Knowles@hounslow.gov.uk.

(Your cover letter should be no longer than four sides of A4, Arial 12pt.)

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  • Employer: London Borough of Hounslow
  • Reference: LBH/22/179287
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £62,556 to £76,029 Per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hounslow

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