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Press Officer

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: B432VR
  • Published on: Fri 14/07/2017 15:29 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range 4- £25,093- £30,554 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR

Fixed term for 6 months – with the opportunity to move to permanent role.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and driven PR and media professional in our busy, but fun, communications team to help shape our news agenda and put Medway on the map. You’ll be expected to deliver an effective strategic, proactive and reactive public relations service for Medway Council and be instrumental in our social media activity. Not only should you understand print media, but you need to show an understanding of what makes a compelling TV package, and how councilors and officers can use TV, radio and other digital media to the council’s benefit

The role is fast-paced and demanding, and we’re looking for candidates with experience of local and national media relations, a good understanding of the media landscape, creative flair, and the confidence and influence to turn that flair into excellent media coverage for the council.

You’ll be expected to produce measurable results, often within tight deadlines and on complex issues.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Celia Glynn-Williams or Carly Wymark 01634 332252

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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