We are on the hunt for a talented and experienced strategic marketing professional to lead on the communications of our major £170 million infrastructure project on the Hoo peninsula in Medway. This is one of the biggest regeneration projects currently under development in Medway and we want to ensure strong communications and engagement with all our stakeholders particularly with local residents. Ideally with experience of leading communications for similar large infrastructure projects and an understanding of the planning environment, the post holder will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the Housing Infrastructure Programme (HIF) and the council’s wider regeneration programme.
The role will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy involving wider public/partners and creating effective community engagement, ensuring residents and partners are kept informed and engaged with HIF and regeneration developments. This will be achieved through a range of channels including digital and social media, printed materials, virtual and physical meetings, workshops, and events. If you think you’ve got the perfect skills and experience to support us on this high profile project then fill in the application form today.
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
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
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.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Celia Glynn-Williams on 01634 332449.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 November between 10am-6pm.
Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
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.