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Senior Communications Officers x3

Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council

  • Reference: CBED/16/20842
  • Published on: Mon 03/10/2016 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/10/2016 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £31,520 to £34,391 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands

The council is looking for three talented Senior Communications Officers. You will lead a small team to design and deliver creative and insightful communication campaigns. You’ll be involved in explaining council plans and services – so local people know what we’re doing, how they can get involved and how they can take advantage of some of our services. You’ll also be involved in managing complex or sensitive issues. It’s a chance to find your greatness by keeping the people we serve informed.

You’ll be part of a vibrant Comms team that’s leading the way in digital communications. Heading up a small part of the team, you’ll plan and manage our core communications, creating multi-channel campaigns for a group of council services. With the council continually delivering new projects for the community, you’ll have plenty of exciting things to share. The key is to forward plan with the services you support and guide your team to produce outstanding work. You’ll also be our resident expert, giving colleagues and Members appropriate and meaningful advice.

Educated to degree standard in a relevant subject, you’ll have worked in Local Government before. You know how to create insightful campaigns, target different audiences and develop successful communication strategies. With good news sense and editorial skills too, you’ll be adept at crafting messages both for sensitive and positive stories. Such expertise will make you a credible advisor for the Council. Proactive, creative and driven, you’ll think ahead and plan to meet our diverse needs in the future.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, an exciting creative opportunity and the chance to learn and progress. Be part of our team and find your greatness by bringing the Council closer to the people.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Karen Aspinall on 0300 300 6286, or email

For any other recruitment related queries please contact: HR Services Recruitment Team on 0300 300 8157

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council’s policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your CV.

A manual application form is available on request if you are unable to access the online application system.

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