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Communications and Engagement Officer

Employer: Watford Borough Council

  • Reference: WBC/17/40601
  • Published on: Wed 09/08/2017 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
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  • Salary: Up to £26,791 includes London weighting
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watford

Are you looking for the next step in your communications and engagement career?

Watford is an ambitious council that thinks big and lives up to its motto of being bold. We have a lot to be proud of and a great story to tell. This is why we put communications and engagement at the heart of everything we do.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and self-starting communications and engagement specialist who is looking for a great place to take the next step in their chosen career. You will be joining a creative and forward looking team that is committed to supporting the council get its messages out to its staff, the local community and beyond. You will be passionate about exploring how we can use our communication channels to build conversations with our communities and relish keeping up to date with new communication and engagement technologies so we are at the cutting edge of all that’s best in the world of communications.

You will be comfortable working on your own initiative and possess the drive to build successful working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including senior managers, partners, councillors and our directly elected Mayor. You will bring to the role your excellent writing skills, social media awareness and experience and a good understanding of the role communications and engagement plays in an organisation’s success.

We offer the chance to work for a local authority that has an outstanding reputation as an exciting place to work, with transformational plans in place for both the borough and the council and where you will have a great opportunity to really make your mark.


Closing Date: Friday 1st September 2017 at Midnight

For an informal discussion on the role contact Kathryn Robson, Head of Corporate Strategy and Communications (01923) 278077

A Disclosure Scotland check/ DBS enhanced check will be carried out for this post

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