Communications Account Manager
Salary range: £38,799 - £41,706 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Telling Brent’s story and improving lives
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community and the Mayor of London has also named us London Borough of Culture 2020 – so it is an exciting time to join us.
We are looking for a talented Communications Account Manager to join our award-winning comms team.
As Communications Account Manager, which is Brent’s equivalent of a Senior Communications Officer, you will lead on the delivery of part of our integrated corporate communications strategy. You will proactively manage all communications requirements within a defined portfolio area from writing news stories, social media content and producing short videos to devising cross-cutting, audience-led communications plans which affect positive behaviour change. You will build excellent working relationships with colleagues providing senior councillors and officers with communications support and advice to enhance the council’s reputation.
This is a rare opportunity to join a high performing team at an exciting time in Brent’s history as we build up to become the London Borough of Culture 2020. The role requires someone with a high degree of personal responsibility and you will be encouraged to come up with your own creative ideas and bring them to life.
In return, we offer a competitive salary working in a fantastic location, local government pension, training and development opportunities, paid CIPR membership, and a chance to really make your mark and develop your career.
To be successful in this role, you will have experience of delivering results in a fast-paced media or marketing communications environment with a proven track record of building relationships with, and gaining the trust of, senior managers and councillors.
You thrive on developing and delivering creative communications campaigns, based on hard evidence, which help improve local people’s lives.
You will be experienced in creating great communications using a mixture of traditional and digital communication methods – including social media and short videos. You will be experienced in identifying and tackling reputational threats while pouncing on opportunities to generate positive headlines and pitching proactive news stories, which tell Brent’s story, to regional and national press.
If you are keen to work at the heart of an ambitious and forward looking council, dealing with high profile issues and making a positive difference every day, Brent’s communications team could be the place for you.
Closing Date: 19 May 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: 3 June 2019
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.