Internal Communications Lead

Council House, Coventry
£36,153 - £42,806 per annum
04 Dec 2018
13 Jan 2019
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
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This is a rare opportunity to be at the heart of a Council and a city that are changing – fast!

We are UK City of Culture 2021, European City of Sport 2019 and nominated as LGC Council of the Year 2019 meaning it’s a fantastic time to be in Coventry.

Now we are looking for an Internal Communications Co-ordinator to be a part of it all.  This is a fixed term opportunity for 12 months.

We want someone with the skill and the vision to help spread the word as we reshape our workforce, embrace new technologies and deliver top level services to the people of our city.

We are a Council that’s looking for fresh ways of working to tackle new – and old – challenges. We have new offices, hot-desking, flexible working and the systems and equipment to back it up.

You would help us take that to the next level and play a key role in creating a modern Communications Team and a modern Council, ready for the challenges ahead.

This is a highly visible role and you’ll need experience of the worlds of Communications and local government; the confidence to challenge; and the imagination to bring in new solutions. You’ll need to show you have the skills, the enthusiasm and the drive to get the job done.

You will work with elected members and senior officers to project-manage major internal communications and change-management initiatives as part of our One Coventry programme; and develop new techniques to help us talk to our staff – not just keeping them informed, but giving them a voice.

But you will do far more than that.

As a leading member of the Communications Team, you will support colleagues, and work on major projects from developing our use of social media to running campaigns.

With events like the award-winning Godiva Festival and Motofest, new city centre attractions, and all the excitement as we build towards 2021, there is always something going on - and you would be right in the middle of it all!

If you are ready for the challenge – come and join us!

Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  25/01/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



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Job Description and Person Specification.doc.pdf

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