Winchester City Council

Communications and Engagement Manager

Winchester, Hampshire
19 Oct 2018
26 Nov 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Communications and Engagement Manager 


Reporting to the Head of Corporate Communications, this role is pivotal in ensuring that the Council is communicating effectively and collaboratively on current and future projects, protecting and promoting the council’s reputation.

Specific tasks:

  • Develop and implement engagement and communications programmes for select projects, working closely with the project office lead.
  • Manage the day-to-day stakeholder communications, including proactive and reactive media management, of the council’s major projects.
  • Help corporate communications team respond to media interest in a timely manner (e.g. provide content and facts for media team to draft press releases and develop ‘lines to take’.
  • Monitor feedback and act on this to improve communications and service delivery.
  • Organise engagement and consultation events, working with the Engagement & Insight Officer.
  • Working with the project office lead and central communications team, create and manage collateral for a range of purposes and using the most appropriate channels (both online and offline), ensuring they are of high-quality and on brand.
  • Report on major projects communications to programme leads and corporate head of support services.
  • Liaise with project teams to provide content for use in corporate communications e.g. internal communications, newsletters, posters.


  • Demonstrable experience working in an external communications role

Health and Safety

Every employee while at work has a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Winchester City Council bases its employment practices on the concept of equal opportunity.  As an equal opportunity employer the Council opposes all forms of discrimination or unfair treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. No employee or job applicant will be disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Winchester City Council has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of
children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of
training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the
safeguarding policies of the organisation.

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