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Communications and Engagement Officer

  • Employer: Waverley Borough Council
  • Reference: EXC/19/94105
  • Published: Thu 04/04/2019, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/04/2019, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Starting salary £29,170 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Godalming - Surrey

Communications and Engagement Officer

Godalming, Surrey in South West Surrey

Starting salary £29,170 per annum

Do you have a passion for using your communication skills to make a real difference to a community?

Are you looking for a role with variety and the opportunity to work across services, programmes and projects?

Do you want the chance to help to mould and improve the way we engage with our residents and partners?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative, confident and strategic communicator with a can do attitude to join our busy and enthusiastic team.

You will have a broad range of communications skills and experience of building effective and productive working relationships with senior managers, councillors and stakeholders.

This role sits at the heart of the council; you will undertake a wide range of communication and engagement activities, including creating and implementing campaigns, writing press releases and copy for our publications, responding to media enquires, marketing our services, working on events, creating digital and social media content, attending face-to-face pop-up events, facilitating focus groups and supporting internal communication activities.

You need to have an excellent standard of written English, an eye for detail, the ability to work on your own initiative, good project management and organisational skills and a willingness to take personal responsibility to ensure tasks are completed. You will also put your audience at the centre of your work and understand how to use to use data, research and engagement to underpin and evaluate your impact.

You will have a proven ability to work under pressure, excellent attention to detail and understand the challenges of working in a high profile and political environment. Applicants must have a relevant degree and at least two years’ work experience within a communications / engagement/ public relations/ media environment.

This post is a full time role. However, all applications will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Harri Robinson, Communications and Engagement Manager on 01483 523402.

We do not accept CVs without a completed application form. Strictly no agencies please.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 April 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Please note we do not accept applications after the time given on the advert.

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How to Apply

Click the Apply Online link to apply for this vacancy. If you are not already on Waverley's website for this role, you will be redirected to our job page for this vacancy. Either click Apply Online at the bottom of this page or at the top left hand side under Waverley Borough Council, click either the "Login" button (if you are already registered) or the "Register" button. The login/register buttons will redirect you to the JobsGoPublic who manage our online recruitment process. Here, once registered (it’s free and really easy to use) you can log into your application at any time and keep track of where you are in the recruitment process. We strongly encourage candidates to use this system when applying for any vacancy with us as it's our preferred recruitment application method. If you are unable to use this service or would like assistance, please contact us via jobs@waverley.gov.uk or call the Human Resources team on 01483 523388.

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  • Employer: Waverley Borough Council
  • Reference: EXC/19/94105
  • Published: Thu 04/04/2019, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/04/2019, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Starting salary £29,170 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Godalming - Surrey

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