Senior Media Officer
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Salary: £41,000 – £45,000 pa
Location: Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead , Berkshire
Full Time: 37 hours per week
Fixed-term contract for one year
Closing Date: 14 January 2018 (23.59pm)
We need a Senior Media Officer who can keep up with the pace and will be part of the busy communications team at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
The council is set in a major tourism area with tourist attractions including Windsor Castle, Legoland and Ascot Racecourse and with the Royal Family on the doorstep, the borough will be playing a major part in the Royal Wedding next year.
The council have gone through one of the biggest and fastest transformations in the sector to move from a council directly delivering statutory and discretionary services to residents and business to a commissioning council.
You will take a leading role in devising and delivering our strategic communications activity to engage with residents and manage our reputation. You will lead the communications team within the wider communications and marketing function, and ensure effective delivery of the communications forward plan against agreed targets. You will lead specifically on all engagement with local, national and trade media, off line and online.
For this hands on role you will also be responsible for all aspects of social media and digital communications, including creating innovative and engaging content, using evidence and capitalising on emerging trends.
You will build positive relationships with the media, councillors, and the senior leadership team and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should be motivated, creative, organised and have an interest in current affairs.
If you are up for the challenge, apply or have an informal chat about the role with Louisa Dean, Communications and Marketing Manager on 01628 796410.
Closing date: 14 January 2018
Interviews: 22 January 2018