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Communications Lead (Part Time)

Positive Employment
250.00 - 300.00 GBP Daily
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Part Time
Flexible working available
Contract Type




Our client is a large local government organisation and looking for an experienced Communications professional to join their team. This is initially a 3 month contract which may be extended for the right candidate

You will

In conjunction with the HR & Comms Manager the development of coherent and realistic business plan including the gaining of 'ownership' by Lead Members and Senior Managers

Effectively deploying relevant resources across the team to ensure the delivery of business and service plans and accepting responsibility for these to Senior Managers.

To undertake project work related to communications and consultation as and when required, for example ensuring the Authority is compliant with the accessibility requirement for public sector bodies

Prepare appropriate responses to media enquiries, prepare press releases and arrange interview opportunities. This includes advising on high level, contentious and sensitive media issues liaising with Councillors, Leaders, Lead Members and the Senior Officer Management Team.

Effective use of all other resources including risk management.

To lead on the implementing, delivering and reporting on the communications & consultations strategy in line with the Council's visions and goals.

To provide professional support, advice and assist training to Councillors, the Chief Executive and other managers on all aspects of PR, communications and consultation

To lead the council's work in improving the way it communicates internally and externally with the public, staff and service users. This includes, but is not limited to: staff newsletter, fund raisers, branding, annual shows.

Develop marketing and communication activities with the aim of promoting the Council's services and encouraging the understanding, support and involvement of Torridge residents, visitors and business community.

Build strong relationships, develop partnerships and collaborate with other Government, Local Government, third party organisations, and local private sector bodies and voluntary groups to co-ordinate activity and actions supporting Council, Regional and National strategic objectives.

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