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Communications & Campaign Specialist
  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: 123/21/148752
  • Published: Wed 21/04/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/05/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £31,769 - £36,310 (Grade F)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY, Kent

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Communications & Campaign Specialist

Folkestone & Hythe is an extraordinary place to live, work and visit. Situated on Kent’s south east coast, the district is both rural and coastal in character and very well connected – London is just under an hour away via the High Speed rail link and we have unrivalled access to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.

Exciting changes are happening in the district, including rapid expansion in the number of homes and jobs – our new Garden Town will deliver up to 10,000 new homes and land for business use over the next 30 years.

We are looking for a new Communications and Campaigns Specialist to bring their experience and creative drive to help shape the future of Folkestone & Hythe District Council. It goes without saying that you will be an experienced communications professional who connects with our corporate vision and values. You will have substantial experience of delivering best in class communications activity whilst understanding the importance of our external profile and brand.

You will be responsible for the management of creative campaigns across the council and also for specific communications support for our new Housing service which was brought in-house in October 2020. You will use your creativity and excellent copywriting skills to ensure our brand, narrative and reputation is both recognised and valued within the district, in our workplace, as well as by our residents and partners.

You will work across marketing activity, media management, including reactive PR, as well as the creation, implementation and evaluation of the council’s priority campaigns and projects. You will maximise the use of digital communications for campaigns, including social media and email marketing, and work closely with the web team to ensure content is of excellent quality.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jane Walker, Senior Communications and Engagement Specialist via to arrange a time.