Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Knowle, Sidmouth
20 May 2013
05 Jun 2013
Full Time
Contract Type

About us

Here at East Devon District Council, we consider people to be our most valuable asset. Together, we can deliver excellent services for our communities, plan for the future, and improve the things that matter to our residents, businesses and visitors. Our ambition is to make East Devon an outstanding place to live, work and enjoy for everyone.

About the role

Through our communications plan we are making some important commitments to our customers: to explain our services more clearly; operate as openly as we can and to ensure that we communicate important messages to the right people at the right time and in the right way. As well as managing our media relationships, you will develop our use of digital and social media to encourage two-way communication and engagement. Through providing strategic support and expertise to our senior officers and Members you will ensure that communication is prioritised and that we are thoughtful about what and how we communicate. You will ensure that our website is up to date and contains important information in a clear and accessible way for our customers.

About you

Along with a degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent experience), you will have a proven track record in successfully developing and delivering campaigns and building corporate reputation across traditional and digital media. You will also have solid experience of web content management and a good knowledge of social media, understanding how both can be used to enhance communications and engagement. First-class written communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to influence and forge strong relationships with others.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting new role, please contact Karen Jenkins, Corporate Organisational Development Manager, on 01395 517562.

In the future, East Devon District Council may relocate from its current headquarters to premises elsewhere in the district.

To apply online, please visit our website by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button. Alternatively, if you have no internet access then contact the First Stop Desk on 01392 383034 quoting ref: ED01/002. Closing date: Noon 5 June 2013. Interviews will be held on 11 and 12 June 2013.