Vacancy: Joint Internal Communications Officer

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Thursday, September 7th 2017
Author: Bobby Wanckel

Twickenham and Wandsworth, London

Joint Internal Communications Officer – fixed term contract until the 31 March 2017 - £24k, Full time: 5 days per week


Twickenham and Wandsworth, London

Joint Internal Communications Officer – fixed term contract until the 31 March 2017 - £24k, Full time: 5 days per week

Do you want to:

Deliver excellent internal communications across two boroughs?Create innovative content to engage with a unique joint staffing team?Organise and deliver exciting and engaging events?Thrive and progress in a growing and dynamic team committed to excellence?

As part of our contract with Richmond Council (based in Twickenham) we are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Internal Communications professional. We are looking for someone with ‘get up and go’ attitude, who is enthusiastic about internal communications and marketing and wants to join our small but busy team, managing dynamic results-driven campaigns.

This role will be based in both the Twickenham and Wandsworth offices. We’re looking for an all-rounder who understands the importance of Internal Communications in the early days of the Richmond / Wandsworth councils shared staffing arrangement.

We are looking for someone who can work with two Heads of Communications and deliver an internal communications strategy that focuses on organisation-wide priorities, the organisational development programme and internal promotion of the individual council achievements.

The post holder will manage the regular internal communications channels, (including the e-newsletters), implement relevant internal communications campaigns (including the staff awards), organise events (including the Senior Management Conference) and provide internal communications advice to senior colleagues.

We are looking for someone who likes to keep abreast of new techniques and ways of working through continuous professional development, gathering information on good internal communications practice from other organisations and learning opportunities and making recommendations for improvements.

Successful candidates will bring:

  • Experience of delivering events - with excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent writing skills – able to write across a range of platforms (including the intranet, marketing materials, reports and newsletters)
  • Good understanding of photography, creating video content, and editing.
  • Good understanding of creating e-newsletters using e.g. MailChimp
  • A sound understanding about local government
  • Experience in understanding the needs of audiences and how to target content accordingly.
  • A Passion for innovation and researching emerging trends in internal communications, finding new ways to engage with staff

Our competencies and behaviours include:

  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic working environment, handling multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Accustomed to delivering excellent results against targets and meet deadlines;
  • Self-starter and strong team player;
  • Flexible and adaptable; and
  • Resourceful and resilient.

Roles will initially be offered on a fixed term basis.

If you want to be part of an exciting, vibrant and growing organisation, please send your CV and covering e-mail along with your availability period to e.firth@richmond.gov.uk

The start date for this role is asap.

 

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