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Communications & Press Officer

Hays Marketing
£26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + plus excellent benefits
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Communications & Press Officer opportunity with Ipswich Borough Council

I am proud to be working in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) who are recruiting for two Communications and Press Officers to join their team. They are seeking to create a team that can work to the highest standard and understand the importance of meaningful engagement with residents and employees.

This is a hugely rewarding area of work and they are looking for individuals that can work with press partners to promote local events, shows, festivals and much more, whilst also developing highly engaging communications for our residents and staff.

These roles will support their Corporate Management Team and Councillors and play a key role in the production of high-quality and strategic internal and external communications.

To be shortlisted for an interview you must be able to:

* Adapt writing styles to meet different audience needs
* Work creatively across internal and external communications and create content and messaging suitable for multiple communications channels
* Develop and manage the Council's digital and paper-based external communications including, but not limited to, The Angle, Ipswich Direct, the corporate website and social channels.
* Manage the Council's digital and paper-based internal communications including but not limited to, the Intranet and Staff News
* Develop and manage the Council's image and media library
* Design and analyse internal and external surveys and other digital consultations
* Liaise with national, regional and local press and media on both a proactive and reactive basis, liaising with other services, and designing and delivering media campaigns as necessary
* Research on good practices concerning internal and external communications in local government and beyond and embed such good practices in the Council's approach.
* Liaise with other parts of the Council as necessary to ensure that the council's website is up to date and easy to use
* Manage communications related projects to a high standard, delivering on budget and on time.
* Produce written reports/correspondence, prepare statistics, financial/budgetary information and maintain accurate records as required.
* Demonstrate 2-3 years' experience is a similar role

These are challenging but exciting and rewarding roles and for the right people could present excellent career progression and involvement in significant projects which are changing the face of local authority.

In return IBC are offering a competitive salary and benefits package including hybrid/remote working options.

For more information about this exciting opportunity please call me on 07595968599 or click apply now with your up to date CV.

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