Media and Communications Lead – Transformation
The London Borough of Barnet
18 months full time contract
36 hours per week
Salary: £36,924 - £41,484 + excellent benefits
Closing date: 10 April
There’s nothing pedestrian about working in Barnet. As a commissioning council, we’ve been in the driving seat of innovation and transformation for the past six years. We continually challenge the status quo to find better ways to deliver services, whilst remaining focused on meeting the needs of our residents and tackling the financial challenges we face head on.
Strategic ommunications play a crucial role in delivering our plans, and as a result, so will you. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, creative person with lots of energy, great people skills, and a can do approach. In return you’ll get the opportunity to continue building your communications career in a busy, high profile and supportive team that sits at the heart of a leading London Borough.
This is an exciting role for someone with significant experience in a communications, public relations or journalism who is used to working in a fast paced communications environment during a time of significant change.
You will have excellent written and oral skills and experience of delivering communication strategies and narratives to explain organisational change, and will be able to manage competing demands including responding to media enquiries to tight deadlines.
You will have relationships with key media contacts and opinion formers and will be able to prepare high quality, effective written material including proactive press releases, opinion pieces, briefing packs, and award submissions.
You will possess a high level of political sensitivity and judgement and preferably have an understanding of the workings of the local government including the current issues and challenges.
You will have experience of providing advice and guidance on media and communications across all levels, including senior management and elected members and you will also be able to provide advice and supervision for media work for two Media and Social Media Officers.
This is a great opportunity to work at the vanguard of the local government transformation agenda, in a dynamic and fast paced communications team. You’ll get to work on high profile issues that make a real difference to local people and the area, in a team where talent is recognised and encouraged.
What are you waiting for? Apply now.
If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.
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