Communications Business Partner
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Salary: £28,221 - £33,136
37 hours per week
Closing date: 20 September 2018
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are at the forefront of joint working and progressive partnership - two sovereign councils, each with a strong sense of identity but with a shared vision of the future. Our journey over the last five years has seen us integrate our workforces and become the first districts nationally to move to a joint headquarters in Ipswich, creating a public sector hub with Suffolk County Council and two clinical commissioning groups. For this pioneering work, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils won silver awards in the Council of the Year and the Working Together categories of the 2018 Public Sector Transformation Awards.
The councils are ambitious for the communities they serve, with a local population of approximately 200,000 in an area which has consistently been voted as among the best places to live in the country. Our priorities are supporting sustainable economic growth, building more affordable housing and helping our communities stay safe and become healthier.
The role of Communications Business Partner is key to helping us achieve our strategic aims by planning and delivering fully integrated media, marketing and digital campaigns to support our services and objectives.
We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic team player with experience of creating engaging content for traditional media and digital channels to start conversations with a wide range of audiences and affect behaviour change. Excellent written skills are essential, as is political sensitivity and the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are committed to agile and flexible working practices, subject to business need. We believe that work is something we do and not somewhere we go; we want our staff to feel enabled and empowered to fully embrace these opportunities.
For an informal discussion please contact Sara Wilcock, Assistant Director - Customer Services on (01473) 296473 or Jonathan Stephenson, Strategic Director on 07860 832142.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply online by visiting our career pages on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils' website HERE.