Head of Communication and Engagement
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Salary: Min £65,493 Max £72,657
Hours per week: 37
Ref No: 112
Closing date: 25 November 2018
At Chester West and Chester Council we recognise that changing times mean working even more closely with our residents, customers and communities to deliver a new and modern model of local government.
We know this demands a different kind of conversation with local people and a more responsive approach to understanding and meeting the needs of our residents and customers.
We are already one of the highest-performing authorities in the country with a track record of excellent delivery and innovation. We are seen nationally as a best-in-class authority and we are investing in high-performing strategic communications and customer services.
But we have now created a new role of Head of Communications and Engagement to help take us to the next level.
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Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.
Managing the corporate communications, customer service and related functions, you will provide leadership and challenge to the organisation on its approach to the full mix of issues: from employee communications and stakeholder influencing to customer engagement and behaviour change.
As our most senior communications and engagement professional, you will be at the heart of the organisation and there is certainly lots going on, with a new chief executive recently appointed, a significant commitment to regeneration-driven economic growth, and an ambitious transformation programme.
You should have a substantial track record at a senior level of giving strategic advice on resident communications, stakeholder engagement and customer services to corporate leaderships.
Above all, we are looking for a leader who has the credibility, experience and authority to challenge the council’s thinking and help drive the change our residents and customers quite rightly demand.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our advising consultant Paul Masterman at email@example.com or 07816 950209.
The closing date for applications is 25 November 2018.