Communications and Marketing Manager
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Salary: SP 1-4 £29,367 - £34,004 per annum
Based in Leeds City Centre
Closing date: 5 March 2017
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are entering an exciting new phase in delivering their shared vision for sustained economic growth. Can you help us take our success to the next level?
Having secured over £1bn devolved government funding so far, we are at the forefront of transforming the Leeds City Region economy and bringing major new public and private sector investment into the region. As the country’s largest economic area outside of London, representing one-fifth of the North’s economy, Leeds City Region has a significant role to play in the UK’s continued competitiveness. We are seeking a talented communications and marketing professional to help us build our profile among key decision-makers regionally and nationally.
Working within an ambitious, dynamic Communications and Marketing team, the Communications and Marketing Manager will play a critical role in achieving the Leeds City Region’s strategic profile-raising and influencing objectives working across the full breadth of the Combined Authority/ LEP economic agenda.
Activities will include:
- managing proactive media relations to increase coverage of the Leeds City Region and the Combined Authority/ LEP in target regional and national print and broadcast media advising senior managers, elected members and private sector board members on maximising communications and public affairs opportunities to achieve strategic objectives
- developing and managing relationships with stakeholders including local authorities, universities, central government bodies, MPs’ offices and private sector firms to advocate in support of the region
- delivering proactive integrated communications and marketing campaigns on Combined Authority and LEP priorities, including business growth, skills, green energy, transport, housing and investment projects
- producing high quality online and off-line collateral and content using the full range of communications channels
Skills and experience
The ability to manage multiple projects and to quickly establish positive relationships with local partners and stakeholders at all levels is essential. Keen political awareness and experience of working in a fast-paced, partnership driven environment is key to this role.
This is a permanent, full time position. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Racheal Johnson, Communications and Marketing Manager at Racheal.Johnson@westyorks-ca.gov.uk or call 0113 3481850.
For more information about the work of WYCA, please visit our site here.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.
We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
To submit your application form online please visit our site here and apply by Sunday 5th March 2017
If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.
No Agencies please.
Candidate information will be retained by WYCA for 12 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.
Please note: it is WYCA’s policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments