We are looking for a brilliant person to manage all the digital platforms and content for the Community Engagement Team. We want someone who can develop innovative ways to raise awareness and engage communities with a key focus on understanding community need and improving services.
This is a new post to develop our digital engagement approaches. It is 18.5 hours per week that can be worked flexibly both from the office and home working.
if you would like more information or an informal chat please email Sam Warren - Community Engagement Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
We’re looking for a Digital Engagement Officer to join our team and help support the growth and development of our engagement with tenants, leaseholders and residents of the city.
It’s a powerful thing to connect with other people over shared experiences and to come together to bring change. Now more than ever, people are turning to the online world to form connections, seek information and find support.
We’re looking for someone who has a passion for community engagement, an understanding of the importance of co-design, and will work proactively and flexibly to meet the ever-changing needs of a very active and engaged community. We also want someone who is skilled in reaching new communities as we are especially committed to widening our engagement opportunities and practice to reach more diverse and minoritised communities.
You’ll make sure that we are capturing community insights, and ensure that these help to shape our strategic focus.
So, if you’re a whiz at creating fun and informative community content, understand the importance of bringing a human touch to moderation, and would bring passion and excitement to the continued development of our digital approach to reaching communities, we’d love to hear from you.
The post holders will be expected to be in the office some days to create great connections with the team but this role will retain some flexibility working from home (hybrid working).
Equality and Diversity
We value the power of diversity. We embrace the different perspectives that each of us bring. We have an inclusive working environment where everyone is appreciated for being authentic and bringing their whole selves to work regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience, we also value all of these differences in the residents of the city and wish to hear a range of voices through our face to face and digital engagement
We are committed to becoming truly anti-racist in everything we do and ensuring that all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all. Becoming an anti-racist organisation is right at the centre of our work.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it 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 (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).