Communications Officer, Open to flexible working

Location
Hackney, London (Greater)
Salary
£39,543 - £41,466 per annum
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
15 Sep 2019
Ref
HC02674
Contract Type
Permanent

Hackney Council’s award winning Communications, Culture and Engagement team is looking for a Communications Officer to promote and support the Council’s exciting Culture and Leisure portfolios.

This post will work with our culture team to lead communications for a wide range of events and initiatives. From our ground-breaking LGBTQI+ festival Hackney Pride 365, to our year-long programme of events to celebrate the borough’s Windrush descendants, as well as major annual events including Hackney Carnival, Black History Season and Dalston Children’s Festival. Hackney has a reputation for pushing the boundaries and working closely with artists, partners and our residents to deliver a wide range of cultural activities all year round. 

The role will also support other high profile services, including our fast-growing markets team, which manages some of the best street markets in London; our parks and leisure service, which is responsible for dozens of green spaces - boasting an incredible 27 Green Flags - and leisure facilities across the borough; our brilliant libraries, museum and archives service; and our venues team, which is responsible for some stunning buildings including Hackney Town Hall, Stoke Newington Town Hall and the West Reservoir Centre.

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 and/or culture communications is desirable, but not essential.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

Hackney is also the creative and cultural heart of London, home to some of the capital’s most diverse communities. The Council’s Culture team plays a key role in this, hosting events that bring residents from all walks of life together, helping to foster community cohesion and making Hackney a great place to live, work and visit.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications:  15 September 2019

Interviews: TBC (either 27 September 2019 or w/c 30 September 2019)

 

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.

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.

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