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Assistant Communications and Policy Officer (Maternity Cover)

Employer: Oxford City Council

  • Reference: 001125
  • Published on: Tue 02/05/2017 17:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/05/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 14.8 hours per week. 2 days a week.
  • Salary: G5: £24,732 with possible progression to £26,550 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxfordshire

The role


These are exciting times for Oxford City Council. We have a great story to tell and we’re aiming high - to Build a World Class City for Everyone. We believe good, effective communication is key to strengthening our links with local people, service users, partner organisations and staff.

We’re looking for an Assistant Communications and Policy Officer to support our busy corporate communications team. The successful candidate will assist in delivering the full range of internal and external communications activity including media relations, marketing and campaigns, publications, intranet, website and social media.

You will have exceptional written skills and a creative flair and will be able to employ a range of traditional, social and digital communications methods. You will also understand how offline and online marketing can be brought together to deliver key messages. With excellent written and spoken English, you will gain great satisfaction from producing exceptional work and achieving results.

About us


Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. With over 1200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply


More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.


Applications should be made via: Our on-line application system (no CVs please)
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Closing Date: 21 May 2017
Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 06 June 2017

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Peter Holt on 01865 252464 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. Disabled Applicants who meet the essential criteria on the role profile will be invited to interview.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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