Communications and Press Officer

The Marketing and Communication team at Ipswich Borough Council is committed to communicating effectively and efficiently with all the Council’s stakeholders, both internally and externally. The main purpose of the Communications and Press Officer Job is to develop and implement internal and external communication campaigns. 

The Marketing and Communication team at Ipswich Borough Council is committed to communicating effectively and efficiently with all the Council’s stakeholders, both internally and externally.

The Council recognises the importance of clear, informative communication and the need to engage in two-way communication that provides information, advice and guidance and is designed with a key purpose, to be people centric.

We offer a wide range of facilities and activities that support our residents, local businesses, staff, Elected Members, and partners and we need to be the driving force for change by offering clear, accurate messages that delivers purpose and direction.

The main purpose of the Communications and Press Officer Job is to develop and implement internal and external communication campaigns. This includes issuing press releases, working with media partners and ensuring high levels of employee and resident engagement, and that the Council has a positive reputation locally and regionally.

This goes beyond ‘a press release’ this is delivering short and long-term communication campaigns that change behaviours and influence how people engage with the Council.

This is an incredible exciting role, with the successful candidate being part of significant projects around Ipswich.

This role is 37 hours per week, but attending events to collect content is required – this will include evenings and occasional weekends. Working hours will be flexible to allow for later starts/early finishes to accommodate.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Caroline Kennedy-Jones via email caroline.kennedy-jones@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be a 2-stage interview process with a presentation delivered at stage 1. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 5th February.

Interviews will be in person at Grafton House, Ipswich.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted. 

 

Location

Grafton House, Ipswich

Salary

£33,945 – £35,745

Application closing date

2nd February 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00796

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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