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Communications Officer

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/19461
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Salary: £32,910 - £35,745
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 3BQ

Job introduction

We want to recruit a creative and dynamic communications professional to focus on how the council is supporting the city through development services, such as planning, building control and major projects.  

The postholder will work with the communications team, improving customer and user access to the website, and creating a digital space to keep the public, stakeholders and potential investors up to date with development projects and initiatives.

They will collaborate with colleagues across the council, customers and residents to help build the profile of one of England’s busiest and most improved planning services. This includes highlighting how people and organisations can get involved in shaping developments through traditional and social media, internal and marketing channels.

They will promote the ambitions set out in our City Plans and support the council’s commitment to become Carbon Neutral by 2030.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate project management, excellent partnership working and a focus on including all communities.

Fixed term for: 24 months

Interview date: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion, please contact Julie Harris - communications manager Julie.harris@brighton-hove.gov.uk Tel: 07771 389463

About the role

Do you love the city of Brighton & Hove? Do you have the communication skills to tell the story of how we are helping to create wonderful places to live, work and visit? Do you understand communities and how to reach them?

The city has an enviable number of historic buildings, whilst also embracing the new. We place a strong emphasis on high quality and accessible designs and are leading on major construction projects across the city, from the Royal Pavilion Estate to New Homes for Neighbourhoods.

We are looking for a creative and dynamic communications professional to take forward and demonstrate how the council is supporting the city through development services, such as planning, building control and major projects.  

As part of the communications team, you will be improving customer and user access to the website, and creating a digital space to keep the public, stakeholders and potential investors up to date with development projects and initiatives.

In this unique role, you will be engaging with diverse communities across Brighton & Hove so that all our residents can have the opportunity to participate and benefit from developments in the city.

You will also work with colleagues across the council, customers, and residents to help build the profile of one of England’s busiest and most improved planning services. This includes highlighting how people and organisations can get involved in shaping developments through traditional and social media, internal and marketing channels.

You will promote the ambitions set out in our City Plans and support the council’s commitment to become Carbon Neutral by 2030.

Through your experience and skill you’ll be able to demonstrate project management, excellent partnership working and a focus on including all communities.

What’s it like to work in the Communications Team at Brighton & Hove City Council?

We believe in creating an environment where everyone supports each other to develop, learn and achieve their full potential.

This role is politically restricted.  For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/19461
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Salary: £32,910 - £35,745
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 3BQ