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Digital Communications Officer
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4434
  • Published: Thu 02/09/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £21748 to £25481 per annum (Grade F)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Digital Communications Officer

West Berkshire Council is looking for a creative, passionate and confident communicator to support its response to, and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Delivering professional, engaging and effective communications activity on social media and other online platforms, you will help keep residents informed about the work of West Berkshire Council and specifically in relation to its activities in response to the pandemic. 

This is a role which will be engaged in a number of activities including public health activities such as the vaccination and community/home testing programme and work with teams across the Council to support communities impacted by the pandemic. 

Working in a busy team the successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, innovate, prioritise tasks and confidently give communications advice to officers, managers and Councillors. The ideal candidate will be proficient across a range of channels, able to use research to inform and evaluate campaigns and be self-assured working with local, regional and national media. 

If you are full of ideas and enthusiasm, share our passion for West Berkshire and its communities, and have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we want to hear from you.

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Martin Dunscombe (Communications Team Manager) on 01635 519122.

This role is fixed term until 31/03/2022 - Interim support (short term organisational change).