Core Communications Lead (Internal Communications), Camden Council
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London
Job reference: LBC02627
Contract: Fixed Term ContractSecondment
Working pattern: Full Time
Grade: Level 4 Zone 2
Salary: £39,243 – £45,520
Closing Date: 20 August 2017
About the role
Camden is an innovative and dynamic council. Our staff are responsible for a huge range of services for the people who live and work here. You will lead staff communications to make sure everyone who works here knows and understands our priorities.
You will create a compelling narrative for staff and have an excellent understanding of how to communicate with a diverse workforce. The role is maternity cover for one year.
As lead for internal communications, you will provide strategic advice, strategy and planning for all internal communications to support Chief Executive communications and engagement with staff, strategic priorities and organisation development, and you will be the main link with senior HR colleagues.
You will work closely with the Core Communications Lead (Channel) to deliver innovative and effective internal communications, to make sure a channel framework for staff is in place including digital, and to lead on internal channel governance, measurement and quality assurance for internal communications.
You will have:
• Strong writing skills, ideas and creativity, and the ability to provide strategic communications advice to senior officers
• Excellent understanding of internal communications channels
• Experience of delivering targeted, evidence-based and evaluated communications
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have relevant equivalent work experience. You will have a wide range of working knowledge in various communications channels including digital, media and marketing skills. You will have a proven track record delivering evidence based internal communications campaigns and evaluation. You will also have strong account management and project management skills coupled with budget management experience. You will have provided strategic advice to board level, senior officers and elected members to achieve desired outcomes and have experience in dealing with crisis communications.
You will be skilled at planning, delivering and evaluating high quality communications and engagement strategies and will use your excellent writing skills to deliver engaging copy about Camden’s priorities tailored to a wide range of audiences.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
You can see full details of our excellent benefits at www.togetherwearecamden.com
Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote ref:LBC02627