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Communications and Campaigns Advisor

Posted 9 January by Reed Specialist Recruitment Featured Ended
Are you an experienced and creative communications and campaigns specialist looking for a new challenge in an ambitious unitary authority?

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for the right person to help transform the way that they approach external communications by reducing their reliance on printing and print channels. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and put your stamp on this exciting new role operating at the heart of the council, dealing with a range of council services and projects. This role is being offered on an 18 month fixed term contract.

Using evidence and evaluation, the post holder will use their influencing and professional skills to ensure that the most effective communication channels are consistently deployed by Council colleagues, with a particular focus on digital based council campaigns.

The Council are looking for someone who can

• Support and advise colleagues on the design and delivery of effective communication campaigns on a wide range of services
• Establish processes for gatekeeping external communications and campaigns to reduce print and meet forecast print savings
• Identify opportunities and increase the proportion of communications being made through digital channels, including web, social media and video
• Evaluate the success of campaigns and establish evidence and best practice.

The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification or two years equivalent experience of working on fully integrated and multi-channel campaigns, and preferably also have experience of dealing with the media. You must have an eye for detail, have the ability to deal with people at all levels, be creative and be comfortable working under pressure and dealing with multiple projects at the same time.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit, subject to our employee procedures and policies.

If you are interested in this role and would like to receive a full job description, please contact us at

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