Marketing and Communications Officer
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work: East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary: £23,395 - £25,951 pa
Job term: Full Time
Hours: 37 per week
Appointment: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 25 February 2018
Two year fixed term contract initially.
This is an exciting time to join our Communications Team.
After a decade of successful partnership working, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are set to combine to create a new ‘super district’ council for east Suffolk.
An essential part of this process will be making sure we get our message right and deliver it effectively to our many audiences, internally and externally.
With this in mind, we need a multi-talented Marketing and Communications Officer to help identify and implement marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
You will also contribute to the overall planning and development of internal and external communication activities, including media handling, as well as exploring opportunities for innovative communications through all available channels, utilising the creative use of new media channels, tools and techniques.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent), you should have a minimum of three years experience in marketing, communications and / or public relations, with experience of effectively managing proactive and reactive communications through the news media, as well as digital / social media.
You will be able to demonstrate your ability to think creatively in developing and implementing marketing campaigns. You must be politically sensitive and have a proven ability to source news stories and write / organise press releases.
In return, we offer great opportunities for training and development. There is also flexible working options and purpose built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Steve Henry on (01394) 444361 or Phil Harris on (01502) 523637.
If you want to know more, read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.
Interview date: 7 March 2018