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Communications Officer
  • Employer: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Reference: RBKC/22/213197
  • Published: Wed 28/09/2022, 15:54 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £37,260 – £45,381 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington & Chelsea

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Communications Officer

About Us:

Help deliver vital Council communications with an award-winning team.

At Kensington and Chelsea Council, we are focused on putting our residents and local businesses at the heart of every decision. And our Communications services play a key role in achieving this. We are proud of the work we do to keep residents updated, businesses informed, and visitors coming back to our borough time and time again.

What we do is also vital to the way the Council builds and implements policy, which impacts people and services in the borough. Good communication leads to a change of heart or a change of mind. That’s our focus for this next period, building impactful campaigns and projects that can make a difference to people’s lives.

The Role:

You’ll be at the heart of our Communications team, managing vital campaigns that keep our residents, businesses and visitors informed and updated. Working across a considerable number of channels including media, social, websites, direct mail and print, you’ll create impactful content and see our campaigns through from inception to launch.

On top of your core duties, you’ll also be responsible for proactive and reactive media relations, securing coverage in key media outlets, creating a daily news bulletin and taking part in our out-of-hours rota.

You’ll also be joining us at an exciting period of growth following the redesign of our publications. We now offer some of the best digital communications in the Southeast, but we want to achieve even more. If you’re looking to work with an ambitious team, you’re in the right place.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

We’re looking for solid experience in a communications role. You’ll be able to confidently manage campaigns, measure outcomes, create engaging content across a range of media and secure coverage with media outlets. Skills in photography, filming and editing are all important, as is being able to manage both media stories.

You should also be an excellent communicator who can deal with senior leaders and a wide range of partners. You’ll need to be energetic, enthusiastic and resourceful.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent learning and development opportunities.

We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.

Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

Additional information

Interview date: Week Commencing 17th October 2022

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers. 

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.