Communications Officer - Open to flexible working - Hackney, London
Permanent - Full Time (Open to flexible working)
£39,543 - £41,466 per annum (PO3)
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
Hackney is looking for an enthusiastic, creative communications professional to take on a key role in its award-winning Communications and Consultation team.
Reporting formally to the Strategic Communications Manager, but also taking direction from the Strategic Communications Advisors, this post will lead on communications strategy and delivery for allocated Council portfolio areas and projects.
The successful candidate will have first class writing skills and significant understanding of media management, social media, stakeholder engagement and delivering high profile campaigns.
Experience of working in local government communications is preferable, but not essential.
Effective, joined-up working with other colleagues within the Communications, Culture and Engagement Service, particularly regards online, internal communications and design, will be essential.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
It is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply
Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.