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Safer Communities Officer

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
London (Central), London (Greater)
Grade L £49,581 - £52,569
Closing date
1 Nov 2020
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Job Details

We are looking for a Senior Communications Officer to join our multi award winning Communications Service in London’s most exciting borough.

You will be responsible for overseeing communications for one of the council’s biggest directorates. Whether it is campaigns, media, social media, consultations, newsletters or our quarterly Our East End publication, your work and that of your team will play a key role in how we engage with our residents to make Tower Hamlets a better place together.

To do that you will need to understand our audiences, develop our channels and plan and evaluate content.

As a manager, you will also support, develop and inspire those around you, so you should already have experience of working in a busy communications team.

You will be joining one of the best public sector teams in the country. Over the past few years, we have won national awards for campaigns, social media, ethics and crisis management.

But we want to achieve much more.

Key Responsibilities

The role is for a senior, high calibre public sector communications specialist with;

·        Significant experience in external communication
·        Strong newsletter, social media and consultation experience
·        Excellent eye for detail, design and writing skills
·        Political nous
·        Strong relationship management skills
·      Experience working in a local authority or government organisation is preferable

You will have an amazing place to work with.



Tower Hamlets offers the best of London in one borough. We have an amazing assets including Brick Lane, Columbia Road and Spitalfields markets, the museums Childhood and London Docklands, and other destinations including Truman Brewery and Victoria Park; we provide the third highest economic output of the UK with Canary Wharf and City Fringe; world class educational institutions including Queen Mary University and Barts NHS Trust and a rich history from the Tower of London to the docks, which has led to one of the most diverse populations in the country.

 Excited? Then apply to join our team.

Closing Date : 1st November 2020

Shorlisting Date: w/c 2nd November 2020

Interview Date: 6th November 2020

Additional Information

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External


If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees


All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website

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