Communications Manager (12 months maternity cover)
Salary: £34,951 - £41,233 per annum
Job Status: Full Time - Fixed Term
Hours: 37 hours per week.
Location: Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU
Closing date: 26 February 2018 (at 23:55pm)
We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, strategically minded Communications Manager who is experienced in all aspects of communications, PR, marketing, social media and emerging online technologies. Starting from 2 April 2018 this will be on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.
You will manage a small communications, design and print team in developing and delivering communication plans through different platforms including social media and new technologies to increase brand awareness, customer access and recognition for the council.
You will also work developing and enhancing relationships with stakeholders including politicians and the media. You will be responsible for the delivery of press releases both locally and nationally including monitoring press stories relating to the council and maximizing opportunities for positive PR.
You will also lead in the production of the council’s Your Borough magazine, produced four times a year. This will involve planning, editing, managing of advertising/sponsorship contracts and overseeing the design of each issue to budget and to meet print deadlines.
The post holder will also be required to attend some public events, evening council meetings and elections. Flexibility will also be required to meet deadlines and deal with urgent matters.
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Previous experience in working in communications, including managing a team
• Excellent interpersonal, written and IT skills
• Knowledge and understanding of communications including marketing, PR and digital media
• Clean driving licence
Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 95,000 people and 3,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Simon Walsh on 01474 337896.