Senior Communications Officer
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1456
  • Published: Mon 12/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Senior Communications Officer

Salary: £42,687 to £49,515
Job Grade: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: Unit 1B, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ with opportunity for home/remote working and alternative flexible working options are available/open to discussion
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 9th October 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: 26th, 27th and 28th October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Employed by the London Borough of Camden the Senior Communications Officer will be based in North London Waste Authority (NLWA), serving Camden and six other north London boroughs.

About the Role
The post holder will develop, lead, implement and evaluate integrated communications and behaviour change campaigns that promote NLWA’s services, policies, and objectives. The post holder will effectively use the media to promote our work and respond to media enquiries. They will be a trusted source of advice to officers, members, colleagues, and external partners and contribute to all of the Authority’s main communications channels.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with experience of running campaigns in waste, recycling, or sustainability.

About You
You will have significant experience in communications, engagement, media, or other relevant roles, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

You will have a strong track record of devising and delivering innovative campaigns, based on audience insights. You will have the ability to set clear and measurable objectives, develop messaging and choose the most appropriate channels.

You will have the ability to develop, manage and deliver complex communications and marketing strategies that achieve NLWA’s aims and objectives. This includes contributing to the planning and delivery of NLWA’s Waste Reduction Plan to reduce waste and increase the quantity and quality of recycling in north London.

You will produce written reports that measure and evaluate communications strategies, making recommendations for the future.

You will have experience of researching and writing news releases and other feature stories, placing them in the relevant media, setting up and managing broadcast interviews and providing public relations advice and support where necessary.

You will be experienced in building and maintaining effective high-level working relationships with relevant partners, external stakeholders, journalists and other opinion formers. You will have strong influencing and negotiating skills, applying tact and diplomacy to achieve objectives.

You will develop and manage a programme of digital work, with experience of the full range of digital and multi-media channels to promote NLWA activity.

You will be experienced in evaluation and using results to measure impact and success. You will be able to apply evaluation methodology, sharing learning from evaluation to contribute to strategic forward planning.

You will have experience of commissioning a range of services, managing contractors, managing budgets and effectively prioritising resources.

You will be experienced in taking a measured approach to crisis communications and emergency planning skills, using your political awareness and applying sound judgement.

For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.

About NLWA
North London Waste Authority serves 2 million residents in the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.  We manage about a quarter of all the rubbish and recycling in London and run programmes to help residents and businesses reduce their waste and recycle more.

Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations and make sure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.

North London Heat and Power Project is the Authority’s £1.2 billion project to provide new infrastructure on the Edmonton EcoPark, including a new Energy Recovery Facility.  The project will ensure environmentally sound waste management for the forseeable future in north London. Our vision is to create a waste management facility in which local communities can take pride, that demonstrated value and is a model for public sector project delivery.

The Authority’s website is nlwa.gov.uk, and we have a specific website northlondonheatandpower.london for the North London Heat and Power Project.

Working for NLWA
The post-holder will work for NLWA and be based at NLWA’s office in Tottenham Hale but be employed by London Borough of Camden through whom NLWA staff are employed. The North London Heat and Power Project is located at Edmonton EcoPark.

Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits

Additional information
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity  
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact Bernadette Daley at Bernadette.daley@nlwa.gov.uk.

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