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Communications and Consultation Officer

  • Employer: Blaby District Council
  • Reference: BLAB/22/218230
  • Published: Mon 09/01/2023, 16:13 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/01/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 5 £28,900 – £34,723 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP, Leicestershire

COMMUNICATIONS AND CONSULTATION OFFICER 

Scale 5 £28,900 – £34,723 per annum 

37 hours per week 

We’re seeking an experienced and confident communicator to join us here at Blaby District Council as our next Communications and Consultation Officer.  Could it be you?

Blaby is a fantastic district to live, work or visit.  As a District Council we have lots of ambition and we want your help to tell everyone all about the great things we’re doing.

Joining a small friendly team, you will be a multi-skilled and have experience of working and communicating with the media, understand the political environment and able to translate complicated messages into compelling stories.  You’ll also be responsible for supporting and delivering consultation projects and must be confident using digital communication tools.  You will need to have a public relations, communications or journalism background and have excellent time management skills as you will need to co-ordinate a variety of tasks, prioritise, and meet deadlines. 

You will need to work across multiple services and departments to gather information, so it will be important for you to create and maintain relationships with colleagues as well as the media.

Job Description and Person Specification

This is a politically restricted position; the successful candidate will be speaking on behalf of the Council on a regular basis to journalists or broadcasters. This means that that individual appointed to the role is prevented from having any active political role either in or outside the workplace.

We are currently hybrid working. Whilst initial training will be office based, following this there is the opportunity to be home based for part of the week. Team members are required to work from the office a minimum of two days a week.

Blaby District Council is situated to the south of Leicester with excellent access to the Midlands and the rest of the country. The Council Offices are in Narborough, just 3 miles from the M1 junction 21.

Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities, flexible working including a flexi-time scheme and out of town offices with free car parking and cycle bays. To find out more, click on the link below Employee benefits

To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Julie Hutchinson, Communications, Consultation and Digital Services Manager on 0116 272 7648 for an informal discussion.

Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our website

Should you have any technical issues when applying, please email   human.resources@blaby.gov.uk

Closing date:      midday 30 Janaury 2023

Interview date:   17 Februart 2023

 

Blaby District Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and we welcome applications from all diversities. We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and those in the Armed Forces, and therefore as a Disability Confident Employer and to show that we commit to the Armed Forces Covenant, we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. Further information can be found on our jobs page.

  • Employer: Blaby District Council
  • Reference: BLAB/22/218230
  • Published: Mon 09/01/2023, 16:13 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/01/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 5 £28,900 – £34,723 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP, Leicestershire

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