Keen to develop innovative approaches to reaching different audiences? Do you have strong digital and video skills? Are you passionate about creativity in Medway?
Medway has announced its intention to bid to be 2025 UK City of Culture and is seeking a skilled and innovative Communications and Marketing Coordinator to support the bid on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2021.
The City of Culture bid aims to connect with people who work and live in Medway as well as businesses and organisations across the area and beyond, to build awareness and support for the bid and develop Medway’s proposal. The role will play a central part in connecting local people and organisations with the campaign, its events and activities as well as aligned cultural activity in the area.
The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will deliver communications and marketing for the bid, running and monitoring the bid’s social media accounts, optimising press coverage, coordinating its newsletter and maintaining its website, building brand recognition through marketing and communications in partnership with a broad range of partners, stakeholders and supporters, under the direction of a senior manager.
The post holder will be responsible for overseeing freelance contracts and volunteer or student placement positions as the workload requires.
The role provides an opportunity to develop unique and innovative marketing, social media, media and web assets in a variety of forms and mediums. The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will contribute to the development of marketing and communications strategy under the direction of the Bid Director.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
Interviews will be held 30th April 2020.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Imogen Robertson on 07773194583.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
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.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.