St Albans District Council

Communications Officer - Flexible Working Available

St Albans, Hertfordshire
salary up to £30,756 per annum plus up to 18.5% Employer Pension
21 Dec 2018
20 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1, the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short, it is a great place to live and work.

We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer, with first rate written and people skills, to join our team. You will be preparing, negotiating and agreeing press releases and statements, developing campaigns, posting and responding to social media content, preparing communications and marketing plans, undertaking research, and managing, undertaking and evaluating campaigns and projects. You will also be providing advice and guidance throughout the organisation.

You will be educated to NVQ Level 6 or equivalent, preferably with a degree in an associated subject. Ideally you will have, or be working towards, a relevant qualification from an appropriate professional body (e.g., CIPR or CIM).

With significant relevant experience working in a similar role, you will also possess a strong ability in written and spoken forms of English communication. Political awareness, tact and diplomacy together with excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work are key for this post.

We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 26 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.

The post is politically restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Wainwright, Executive and Communications Manager, on 01727 819572.

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