Senior Communications Officer
Surrey County Council
Senior Communications Officer
Salary:£36,282 per annum
Contract type:Fixed term
Working hours:36 hours per week
Posted on:9 March 2023
Closing date:29 March 2023
Directorate:Customers & Communities
Location:Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Woodhatch, Reigate, RH2 8EF
About the role
This role has a starting salary of £36,282 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.
This is a 24 month Fixed Term Contract.
Can you help Make It Happen?
Do you have a passion for Communications?
We're hiring for a new Senior Communications Officer within Surrey County Council's Communications and Engagement team supporting the Customer and Communities directorate. This is an exciting directorate which includes, culture, libraries, community engagement, Your Fund Surrey, customer services and working with the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector, to name but a few of the areas where we Make It Happen for residents.
You will support the planning, implementation and evaluation of communications using the relevant online and offline tools and channels.
A lot of our work involves being out in the community compiling compelling stories through the use of video and written communication – so experience of video and competent copywriting skills is a must. We are a forward-thinking comms team, always looking to try new things and stay at the forefront of modern communications techniques and channels. Have you got a hunger to develop and learn, as well as deliver meaningful comms that has a real impact?
We are looking for a creative and proactive individual who will help us make a positive impact, both externally and internally.
To be considered for shortlisting to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within a communications team.
- An ability to work across both internal and external communications and identify and adapt content and messaging for sharing on appropriate channels
- Flexibility to adapt writing styles and techniques to suit different audiences, and to work creatively to develop and design communication campaigns.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29/03/2023.
This is a 24 month fixed term contract.
Interviews to take place week commencing Monday 3rd April 2023.
For an informal discussion please contact Catherine Jevans on 07973 870203 or by e-mail at [email protected]
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.