Communications and Public Affairs Support Officer

Location
The Council House, Priory Road, DY1 1HF
Salary
£23,166 to £25,694 per annum
Posted
01 Mar 2018
Closes
17 Mar 2018
Job Ref
Dudley000003451
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We are an award winning Communications & Public Affairs team whose role it is to ensure the Council’s key messages are communicated to our many stakeholders including residents, staff and the media.


Our service consists of three elements:

•Press office

•Corporate Communications

•Events and mayoral support

We are looking for a dynamic and energised individual to compliment our busy team.

Hours:  37 hours

Salary: Grade 7 £22,443 to £24,892 per annum

Location: The Council House

An exciting position now exists for an experienced, dynamic and confident communications support officer within our communications and public affairs team at Dudley Council to support the council's communication strategy. Specifically the postholder will help to support the media relations function of the council.

In addition and reporting to the Communications and Public Affairs Senior Account Manager, you will be required to undertake all aspects of communications supporting both communication officers and senior account managers including: internal and external communications, social media, strategic communications, social marketing and campaign and event management.

This challenging role requires a self-motivated team player, with a can-do attitude, who works well in an extremely busy environment. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the confidence to deal with people at all levels, both internally and externally.

You must be able to demonstrate a strong record of achievement in marketing and communications at a support level, successfully implementing campaigns and experience of using social media in a professional capacity. Some out of hours work may be required.

Closing date:  15th March 2018

For further information please contact Phil Parker on 01384 815219 or via email: phil.parker@dudley.gov.uk

Nb. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

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If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

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Job Description and Person Specification