Senior Communications and Engagement Manager
West Sussex County Council
£48,423 - £51,284 per annum
Permanent, full-time (2 posts)
Based in Chichester, West Sussex
37 hours per week
Closing date: 27 November 2017
Are you a highly motivated, creative and skilled communications professional looking for your next challenge?
We are looking for 2 x Senior Communications and Engagement Managers to help lead and shape a newly formed communications and engagement team. The two posts will look after two major areas of communications activity; one focusing on People and one on Place.
We need people who are experts in their field, confident and skilled in media management; both proactive and reactive, with a track record in creating and delivering eye-catching, high profile communications activity and behaviour change campaigns.
You will work to a Head of Communications and Engagement who is new in post and looking to drive forward the new team, help them to build on their successes and deliver communications activity that is fresh and engaging whilst making a real impact to the people it is there to reach; the people living and working in West Sussex.
You will support the Head of Communications and Engagement in shaping a new communications and engagement strategy that will focus on reaching our residents in new ways, taking the conversations to where they are and supporting the County Council to continue to give people living in the county services that are trusted, open and accountable.
You will have experience of people management, understanding of working in a political and complex organisation and be a highly motivated person able to inspire and lead.
This role is a chance to really put your stamp on communications activity in West Sussex; you will focus on areas as broad ranging and challenging as social care, roads and transport, libraries, education and so much more. In essence West Sussex County Council touches almost every part of the lives of people living here; that’s why the communication challenges are so great and the potential so exciting.
Join us to make your mark.
For an informal chat about the role contact Hannah Clubb, Head of Communications and Engagement on 03302 223142.
For further details and to apply, you will be required to submit your CV and covering letter, please click here.
Closing date: 27 November 2017.
Interview dates: 6 and 7 December 2017.