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Communications Officer (Media)

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:10 October 2021 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Tackling a health pandemic, transforming lives and delivering value for money - just a snapshot of our current priorities. And by recuriting an ever-growing army of foster carers, attracting companies to set up in our business parks - generating income for vital services - ensuring new homes are built in the right place and moving towards becoming a carbon-neutral council by 2030, we're seeing results.
But there's still work to do. To help with this challenge, we're looking for a media and communications professional who can create compelling content for press, broadcast and trade media.
Our media, communications and digital team is responsible for:
- proactive media relations - telling the council's story - and running a traditional press desk
- social and commercial marketing campaigns
- engaging stakeholders, staff and managers
- creative design for print, social, digital and video
- customer-focused digital services
As a member of our busy team, you will bring your professional expertise to a range of communications activities. We're looking for someone with experience in a press office or media environment, an eye for a story and a grasp of print, broadcastm digital and social media.
Are you right for the job? We ask all our team member to:
- be original
- always place our audiences at the heart of your work
- be responsible for the council's reputation and always act in its best interests
- be responsible for the council's money
- be positive, flexible and open to new ideas and ways of working
- be determined and able to face challenges head on - and work collaboratively with a broad range of service areas, influencing to get results
If you're keen to find out more, please read the job description and person specification
For informal enquires please contact Dan Martin, Tel: 0116 305 3092 Email:
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
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