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Communications Officer – Transport

  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PLA/0623/COT
  • Published: Tue 23/05/2023, 16:24 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/07/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract for up to 3 years
  • Salary: £27,852 to £29,439 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Communications Officer – Transport

Are you searching for a new challenge in 2023? Do you have experience working in a communications service, delivering campaigns and project work? We are looking for a passionate individual to work as our Communications Officer to support our key communications functions including campaigns, marketing, media and public relations, and digital media. The priority projects for 2023/24 will be transport-related.

About the role…
Working in a fast-paced communications service means you will have an exciting and varied role, with the need to respond to emerging local and national news and changing priorities. The Communications Officer will support the day-to-day delivery of the Councils Communications Services and includes:

  • Delivering communication activities in support of key Council campaigns and projects, developing communication plans and implementing associated communication activity.
  • Supporting media enquiries and developing press releases, statements, briefings, and other copywriting, including social media and website content.
  • Providing marketing and design support for Council publications and communications.
  • Working with teams across the Council to develop communications programmes and plans for public engagement activities.
  • Building internal relationships in support of consistent and effective communications.
  • Supporting teams to manage their website content, in line with corporate communications guidance.

About you…
As the Communications Officer you need to have the following skills and experience:

  • Hold a relevant qualification or possess recent experience in the field.
  • Experience working in a communications arena, including the coordination of campaigns and marketing activity.
  • Experience in writing and editing press releases and other publications.
  • Organised with the ability to co-ordinate a range of projects.
  • A good working knowledge of online communication tools including website and social media tools.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships.

The Communications Officer interviews will be held in July/August. Exact details to be confirmed.

Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Our offer to you:

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.  As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have the opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Mat Waik, Communications Service Manager on 07973 855469 or at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758349 or email us at

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.