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Internal Communications Officer
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CRS/21/169263
  • Published: Mon 18/10/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/10/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,234 - £34,728
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Internal Communications Officer

Internal Communications Officer


Full time 37 hours

Ref: RES0252

RG6– scp 28-31

£32,234 - £34,728


Reading Borough Council has a busy and fast-paced communications promoting a wide range of services to our residents. One of our key challenges is to tell our story to our staff and ensure they become ambassadors for the services that the council provides.

About the role

Support the Council in delivering its vision and priorities by engaging staff through a
portfolio of planned internal communication campaigns and effective internal
communication channels.

Main duties and responsibilities

Work to implement the Council’s internal communications and engagement strategy, including the Council’s Team Reading Programme and HR and Organisational Development team.

  • Create and maintain an annual calendar of key internal comms moments and projects.
  • Manage and deliver internal communication campaigns, projects and events that keep
  • staff and stakeholders up to date ensure they have the opportunity to input and feedback.
  • Plan, edit, write, and design content for a variety of internal communications media,
  • such as a staff intranet, magazine or email bulletin including photography, audio, video.
  • Promote the Council’s internal employer brand ‘Team Reading’
  • Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect the
  • perception of the organization and reputation.
  • Provide internal communications advice.
  • Ensure internal communications work is evaluated and reported


About you

The following experience is required for this role:

  • Good standard of general education essential.
  • Professional qualifications and/or membership of a professional body desirable
  • We would like to see a track record of developing and delivering communications channels and approaches in areas such as digital engagement, staff engagement, and behaviour change.
  • Applied understanding of the full range of modern communications channels and
  • techniques and how they can be evaluated.
  • Excellent written communication skills to ensure appropriate content, messaging, tone and consistency in communications
  • We would like to see a track record of developing and delivering communications channels and approaches in areas such as digital engagement, staff engagement, and behaviour change.

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

For more information on this position please contact

Closing Date: 31st October  

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success.