Senior Communications Officer
Salary: £36,153 - £38,052
Location: Kirkgate Buildings, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BY
Permanent, full time
37 hours per week
Ref: OCE 1030
Closing date: 18 November 2018
You will lead significant programmes of work for C+M and you will be experienced in leading and motivating C+M professionals at all levels. Through leadership and management you will ensure that C+M strategically supports the council and clients to help them achieve their objectives.
You will be able to deal with Councillors and council issues, impartially and with sensitivity. You will also need to lead the organisation to spot areas of reputational risk, issues of political propriety and confidentiality. The activities and projects you lead will report directly to Cabinet, the Chief Executive and the organisations Communication Board.
You will have:
A relevant degree level qualification or equivalent experience.
Experience of effectively preparing clear briefings and other documents, including communication materials skills; to identify and advise on the most appropriate channel of communication and engagement approach for planned projects and campaigns, which need to achieve long-term behavioural change with colleagues and members of the public.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, including copywriting and presentation skills.
In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description and the Context Sheet. CV’s will not be accepted.