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Communications and Campaigns Officer Communications and Campaigns

Communications and Campaigns Officer Communications and Campaigns

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  • Contract
  • London, London
  • 49,083 - 51,093 GBP / Year

Communications and Campaigns Officer Communications and Campaigns

Job Type: Fixed Term 1 Year Contract

Location: Ealing

Salary: £49,083 – £51,093 per annum

The Role

The Council’s communications team is undergoing some exciting changes. They are looking for people to help us lead this change.

They’re looking for 2 Communications and Campaigns Officers who are passionate about their work and have a track record in delivering high quality and truly engaging campaign content. This is a unique opportunity to help present and influence the council’s voice and presence through content tailored to a variety of channels and audiences to support the delivery of Ealing Council’s Council Plan.

One role is to support the council’s active travel programme following an unprecedented investment of £28million, and the other is to help promote the decent living incomes agenda – publicising jobs, learning, and skills opportunities and achievements, and informing residents about the council’s exciting economic regen plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver first class communications campaigns and activities which reinforce the council’s organisational narrative, and ensures that residents, businesses, partners, and other stakeholders are fully informed about the council, its priorities, its services, and its values.
  • Support staff across the organisation and councillors to protect and enhance the reputation of the council, explaining council policy and decision-making accessibly to a wide range of diverse communities and audiences.
  • Working closely with colleagues in the wider communications service, design and deliver strategic communications campaigns that are strategically aligned to the council’s policy priorities and services which support the aims of the Council Plan; and which are shaped by audience and community insight and are properly evaluated.
  • Successfully pitch campaigns alongside the Assistant Director for Communications and Public Relations and Communications and Campaigns Managers to Cabinet councillors and Strategic Directors / DMTs to gain feedback and buy-in and ensure all communications and campaigns are delivered on time, to budget and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Regularly evaluate and report on outcomes to the Communications and Campaigns Manager and provide content for progress presentations to councillors and Strategic Directors demonstrating how campaigns are helping the council to meet its strategic objectives.
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues across the organisation when planning and delivering communications campaigns and strategies.
  • Working closely with colleagues in the wider communications service, provide a reactive communications and public relations service for the organisation providing advice and guidance to colleagues and councillors on how best to use the communications functions (ie media) and make recommendations on strategic communications on difficult / sensitive and crisis issues that affect the reputation of the council.
  • Write and edit high-quality, accessible and engaging copy within tight deadlines for a wide range of audiences and mediums / channels / platforms (e.g. posters, fliers, letters, speeches, web copy)
  • Create or commission high quality content and communication assets, ensuring that all council communications content and assets are inclusive, accessible and demonstrate cultural awareness of the diverse communities who live and work in the borough. Through targeted work, use communications and engagement activity to help tackle inequalities.
  • Work collaboratively and promote and communicate the work of the Communications Team and its projects internally and externally, sharing ideas and best practice.
  • Manage workload and priorities effectively, ensuring work programmes are updated frequently to enable an effective agile work model and update the Communications Grid and or other planning tool.

Skills and Qualifications

  • An understanding of the issues facing local government, including an understanding of the law as it applies to local government communications.
  • Ability to draft and deliver creative, accessible, and holistic communications campaigns working to the OASIS campaign model.
  • Well developed IT and digital skills; Microsoft Office, content management systems, Sharepoint and packages such as Adobe as well as an understanding of publishing content (print and web), digital media, social media and video production.
  • Ability to be outcome focused in all campaign work working with colleagues across the council to build in effective evaluation techniques and tools.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and in writing, including presentation skills with an eye for detail, for writing and producing creative content, excellent copywriting and editorial skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to form and maintain productive, professional working relationships and the ability to influence a diverse range of individuals, groups and external partners.
  • Ability to work to the highest standards, demonstrating resilience to pressure and always retaining professionalism.
  • Ability work with minimum supervision and with good initiative.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable council, please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

Job Overview
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Offered Salary
GBP49,083 - 51,093 Per YEAR
Job Location
London, London
Job Type
Contract
Consultant