Communications and Engagement Officer

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a glance
• 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt.
• 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
• Very low crime rate
• The district ranks highly for business registrations and start ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high
employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Department:
Communications & Digital Services sits within the Customer Experience Service, which is made up of Communications & Digital Services, the Customer Service Centre and Watersmeet Theatre.

The Role:
A key member of the Communications & Digital Services team, working across the full breadth of communications activities and channels. The role contributes to supporting effective communication and engagement with stakeholders (both internal and external), including local organisations and business. This will be achieved through multi-media storytelling across several platforms. The role will involve supporting engagement activities from across the council, working with the local community and businesses, with strong original communication. This will include writing copy, drafting press releases and creating and editing video content. The role will also include responding to media enquiries as they arise. To work with all services to identify news stories to promote the council’s activities and events. The role will involve hybrid working including at least one day per week in the office at Three Rivers House, and the attendance at events and meetings as required, some of which may be in evenings and weekends.

What we are looking for:-
An experienced communications specialist with a background in communications, media or journalism, and a talent for identifying and creating news stories and engaging local communities, organisations and businesses. Someone able to build and maintain relationships, and work closely and collaboratively with council services and staff.

What we offer:-
A fixed term contract until March 2025.
£30,151 - £32,020 per annum excluding London Weighting.
We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 19 May 2023

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Duncan Smith, (T:) 01923 727265 / (E:)

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.

This post is politically restricted.

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