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Vacancy Details

Temporary Communications Officer (6 month Contract)

Sevenoaks District Council
£22,290 - £29,652
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/12/2018 at 17:00 PM
Sevenoaks District Council

Are you made of the ‘write’ stuff?

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual with outstanding communication skills and a passion for PR in our busy communications team.

Writing news releases and copy for our internal and external magazines is just part of the story.

In this hands-on role, you’ll uphold and enhance our reputation by answering media enquiries, running media briefings and identifying news and issues that require advance planning.

You’ll develop our social networking presence, update and improve our website and intranet sites, assist with surveys and other research and contribute to Council-wide working groups and campaigns and marketing plans.

You will need the confidence to build relationships with senior management, journalists and Councillors, and of course have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You should be motivated, creative, well organised and have an interest in local government and public service.

In return you will be supported, trained and developed in your role.

This position is ideally suited to an individual who is committed to a career in PR and would therefore be suitable for someone with PR or journalism or marketing experience.

To informally discuss the position, please call Daniel Whitmarsh in the Council’s Communications Team on 01732 227414

Interview Date - 17th December 2018

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing recruitment@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying. For any technical problems regarding the application form, please contact the Jobs Go Public Support team on 0207 427 8250.

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