Communications Officer (Full Time, 37 hours per week)

Location
England,Hertfordshire,Letchworth Garden City
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
29 Jun 2017
Closes
27 Jul 2017
Ref
SJBNHDC
Contact
Recruitment Team
Job Discipline
Communications
Experience Level
Executive
Sectors
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Communications Officer (Full Time, 37 hours per week), Letchworth -

North Hertfordshire District Council serves 125,000 residents in 55,000 households across a diverse and interesting district, providing a wide range of services including waste and recycling, leisure facilities, parks and open spaces, benefit administration, planning, housing advice, and many others.

Our residents expect value for money from their council tax payments, so it is vital that we communicate about the services we provide - our performance and our progress on delivering key projects. This is where you come in.

As part of our small communications team you will be responsible for:

*Drafting press releases and liaising with our local media
*Helping to compile publications such as our residents' magazine
*Helping manage our social media presence
*Producing regular internal communications

To do this successfully you will have at least two years press office or related experience and be:

*An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
*Assertive and confident when dealing with senior colleagues and outside parties
*Confident with IT systems and social media
*A team player

We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, home working, leisure concessions and more.

How to Apply

To apply for this position you must complete the Council's online application form at www.north-herts.gov.uk under the Jobs and Careers page using our secure web recruitment tool. Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity we welcome applications from all sections of the community. All full time posts are open to Job Share unless otherwise stated. Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Sarah Kingsley, Communications Manager on 01462 474552.

Closing date:Noon on Friday 21 July 2017
Interviews:Tuesday 8 August 2017

This role would be most suited for candidates living in and around Letchworth, Royston, Baldock, Hitchin, Luton, Welwyn, Bedford, Biggleswade, Sandy, Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

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