Communications Lead: People, Swindon Borough Council

Function: Communications Manager

Role categories: PR and Communications

  • Rate/Salary: From £30,151 pa
  • Location: Swindon
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 04/10/2017

Job description

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If we had to describe Swindon in a Tweet? How about: “Ambitious, fast growing town giving others a run for their money. UK’s 6th most productive economy, 217K residents, countryside surrounds.”

The Council is at the heart of efforts to help Swindon punch above its weight: delivering a Vision that includes a massive town centre regeneration programme worth over £500 million. The Borough is set to grow faster than almost anywhere else in the UK over the next 20 years, which is why we’re gearing up now to build new houses, roads and schools.

This new communications role will oversee the commissioning and delivery of all communications work across Adult and Children's Services portfolio, which includes involvement in a range of Public Health issues. You’ll be providing trusted strategic communications advice to Directors, Cabinet Members and Heads of Service on how to achieve their outcomes for residents. 

We’re looking for someone able to manage the end-to-end planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based, insight-driven social marketing campaigns to support positive behaviour change and lifestyle choices. You’ll be expert in delivering through others, coordinating the input of partners and a range of colleagues to deliver communications activity that makes a measurable difference.

We’re looking for talented communicator with the curiosity, tenacity and drive to help deliver more of the great comms work that earned us a gold award in 2016 Public Service Communications Awards and silver in 2016 CIPR South West PRide Awards.

If you know how to put clear objectives and demonstrable impact either side of communications, we’d love to receive your application.

If you would like to find out more about this role please contact Phil Avery on 07392109772.

Closing date:  4th October 2017

Interview dates: 9th and 11th October 2017

Person specification

We’re looking for talented communicator with the curiosity, tenacity and drive to help deliver more of the great comms work that earned us a gold award in 2016 Public Service Communications Awards and silver in 2016 CIPR South West PRide Awards. 

Benefits

In return we can offer a competitive salary, a great working environment and a chance to be part of a service that offers excellent career prospects.