Communications Officer - Local Partnerships
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: 01544

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 12/08/2018

Salary: £25,000 to £30,000, dependent on experience

Employment Type: Fixed term, full-time

Department: Local Partnerships

Hours Per week: 35

Are you keen to deploy your marketing and communications experience in a small, but busy, communications team? Can you organise and deliver excellent internal and external events? Can you communicate complex ideas to different audiences across a range of digital channels, from websites and multimedia to e-bulletins and social media? If your answer to these questions is yes, then this might just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

About us

Local Partnerships is a joint venture between the LGA, HM Treasury and Welsh Government. We provide an interface between central government policy and local delivery, helping the public sector deliver projects and change at the local level.

We provide trusted, professional support and advice across multiple disciplines including regeneration and housing, waste, infrastructure, mergers and shared services, developing commercial capability and integrating health and social care. Our team of experts works solely for the benefit of the public sector, helping councils and combined authorities overcome challenges and improve their chances of success.

About the role

The successful candidate will work with the Head of Marketing and Communications to deliver and develop our internal and external communications activity. You will:

  • help plan, organise and deliver marketing and communications activity, including the events programme (internal and external), to underpin the organisation’s reputation and increase its profile, and maintain our relationships with partner organisations

  • proactively plan, design and implement digital communication activities to support business objectives

  • provide a range of specialised administrative and events-focused support to the Head of Marketing and Communications

  • play a key part in helping communicate our activities effectively seeking out opportunities to reach multiple audiences

  • help to maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders including our Board, our staff of senior experts and external suppliers

About you

We’re looking for a meticulous and organised individual who has experience of communicating rich content to time-poor stakeholders. Working in collaboration with specialist staff, you will contribute to writing and disseminating inspiring copy that succinctly communicates complex content. You will have the creativity to exploit a full range of digital techniques, including social media, to ensure information reaches the right people and sparks engagement.

You will have excellent organisational and project management skills, a practical and positive ‘can do’ attitude, an interest and proven ability in internal and external communication. You will be comfortable juggling different priorities and tasks and working with a range of different stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants deploy their marketing and communications experience in a small, but busy, communications team.

Experience of local government/public services would be an advantage but not essential.

Closing date:             12 August 2018
First interview:          16 or 17 August 2018

Second interview:     20 August 2018

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.