Media and External Relations Officer
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job level: Level 4, Zone 1
Salary: £36,630 - £42,490
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Closing dates for applications: 22 September 2019 (23:59)
We are looking for a talented communications professional to join our Media & External Relations function. You will work with wide a range internal and external stakeholders to communicate the work the council is doing to achieve Camden’s priorities.
You will join an established team and will play a central role in forward planning , developing digital and hard-copy content, using a range of communications channels (such as media, social media, website and print) to reach target audiences.
You will play a key role in both shaping and managing the 24/7 media cycle, dealing with enquiries, advising staff and councillors on handling and generating compelling stories about the work of the Council.
This is a great opportunity for a creative, skilled communicator to be part of a team that promotes and defends the work of the council and campaigns on the issues that are important to Camden and local government more broadly.
To succeed in this role, you will demonstrate strong writing skills, initiative and creativity. You will have an excellent understanding of communications channels and of how to reach key audiences. You will also have political awareness and sound judgement.
You will be capable of working, sometimes under pressure, to support the council when under media scrutiny and also have the ability to influence key senior decision makers and stakeholders.
You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, or have equivalent experience.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: 22 September 2019, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 30 September 2019
Please quote reference: 190000IH
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:
21 October 2019