Healthy Streets Public Relations Manager
Salary: PO2 £37,842 to £40,728
Location: Civic Centre, Enfield EN1
The Healthy Streets programme aims to make active travel safe and accessible for people who live, work and visit Enfield. We deliver a range of schemes across the Borough to deliver a connected network of walking and cycling routes and facilities, encouraging behaviour change through a combination of street re-design, events, cycle training, and a range of services.
Enfield Council are looking for an experienced communications and engagement professional to lead the public narrative and community engagement for the Healthy Streets programme. We are seeking a candidate with experience in public relations for transport related projects, particularly active travel, and is educated at degree level or higher. This role has influence across the programme and requires collaboration with project managers to design and deliver robust communications and community engagement programmes, aligning this activity with the RIBA Plan of Work. The successful candidate will have an in depth understanding of statutory consultation and engagement practices, the handling of Freedom of Information requests and complaints, social media marketing and web development. They will have experience in communications and engagement on projects that are high profile, may be controversial, and are frequently under scrutiny.
The successful candidate will be required to lead a number of initiatives whilst in the post. Early on they will be required to lead the development of a new corporate website for Healthy Streets, including a branding update. They will also continue the work on the Let’s Talk Enfield Town engagement programme for the main town centre in the Borough. There will also be a range of new projects requiring early community engagement. Additionally, the post holder will oversee all enquiries for the programme, social media channels, newsletters and the Let’s Talk Enfield website. This post requires frequent engagement with senior stakeholders, including Cabinet Members, Councillors, Heads of Service and department Directors.
Person Specification for this role:
Extensive experience in designing and delivering community engagement programmes on high profile transport projects including cycling.
Extensive experience in strategic communications on high profile transport schemes, including managing communications for controversial projects.
Experience in managing and responding to a wide range of correspondence in a timely, informative and considerate way, including Freedom of Information requests, complaints, incident reports, and correspondence with Councillors, MPs and senior stakeholders.
Experience working on town centre regeneration, active travel, and traffic related projects.
Experience in managing a multitude of stakeholder relationships with funding partners, suppliers, contractors and senior decision makers.
Experience in managing and writing content for social media channels, in particular Facebook and Twitter.
Experience in managing websites and web content, including using Wordpress and digital engagement platforms.
Relevant qualification at degree level or higher required.
The postholder will be required to work flexibly, occasionally working outside normal working hours in order to respond to work demands.
1. Understanding of PR concepts and practices.
2. Understanding of Freedom of Information requirements.
3. Understanding of statutory consultation processes and procedures.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: Midnight 24th July 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or Elizabeth.email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Richard Eason on 020 8132 0698 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.