Press & Publicity Officer

£29,577-£33,782 Per Annum
29 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
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Title: Press & Publicity Officer

Contract: Fixed Term until 25/03/2024

Location: Plough Lane, Hereford

Hours: 37

Salary: £29,577-£33,782 Per Annum

Closing: 09/04/2021

Herefordshire Council is looking for a talented Press and Publicity Officer (three year fixed term) to join its Communications Team.

You will be used to the pressure of deadlines and the fast-paced life of a busy press office. With experience of handling media for a complex organisation, you’ll have a great eye for a story and an ability to make complex issues easy to understand. Working in a small team, you’ll be confident in pitching promotional ideas and understand the subtleties of working for digital channels.

You’ll have a positive and proactive approach, ready to support the waste management team to create and deliver communication plans to promote key service campaigns and changes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact in the local community and raise the profile of Herefordshire Council’s work.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

•             Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;

•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and

•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting          young people leaving our care.


Benefits with Herefordshire Council

Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)

Pension: LGS pension scheme

Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at: