Assistant Communications Officer

One Friargate
£21,589 - £26,999 per annum
21 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
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Coventry City Council has been awarded external funding and will be managing the delivery of 3 Migration Team projects. You will work with the Programme Delivery Manager, Project Manager and the Communications Manager to develop and deliver an exciting “Communication Plan” for the wider Migration Team.

You will be working across the teams and their projects by co-ordinating the wider communications agenda and messages in line with guidance from the City Council. We are looking for a passionate and flexible person with very good written Communications and Social Media skills to communicate the good work of the project for wider audiences at the national and EU level.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about supporting refugees and migrants with strong communication and marketing skills.

These include:

•Strong organisational skills, tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public and colleagues

•Demonstrates creativity and flexibility in all aspects of communications and able to use various Social media platforms

•Use own initiative when making decision to achieve goals that go above and beyond the minimum requirements of this role

•Self-confidence and the ability to deal with difficult situations as well as negotiate with partners

•Demonstrates good IT literacy with the ability to learn new software packages

•Event Management Skills and the ability to recommend innovative solutions to problems while also maximising the Council's communications objectives.

•Experience of targeting and reaching a wider audience through differing multi-media channels while also developing marketing and PR materials accordingly

•Experience of working with external suppliers e.g. design agencies and contract specific pieces of work

Coventry has a proud record as an International City of Peace and Reconciliation and a City of Sanctuary. Coventry is one of the most diverse cities in the UK with one in every seven people born outside of the UK. As a City of Peace and Reconciliation that offers a safe place for Asylum Seekers, it has been one of the first cities in the UK to welcome and offer a place of safety to Syrian Refugees since 2014. Coventry also has a thriving voluntary sector that supports newly arrived individuals and families. The team supports regional work around the dispersal of asylum seekers to the West Midlands and liaises with local providers and partners. The team is also part of and supports the Coventry Migration Network that represents voluntary sector partners focused on refugees and newly arrived communities.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please call Sunairah Miraj on Tel: 024 7697 6939 This is a fixed term contract until 28th February 2021. 

Working Hours:  37 hours per week

Interview Date:  16/09/2019


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?

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Phone: 024 7678 5740



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