Communications and Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover Contract) 

Watford Borough Council
Watford, Hertfordshire
£44,000 per annum Plus Benefits
30 Nov 2018
28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Communications and Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover Contract) 
Town Hall, Watford 

Are you seeking your next challenge as a Communications and Engagement Manager? Want to increase your public sector experience and make an outstanding contribution to the success of a long-established organisation? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 

About Us

We are Watford Borough Council, an ambitious and bold local authority, dedicated to making our borough a great place to live, work and visit.

We’re now looking for an experienced Communications and Engagement Manager to join our friendly and high performing team for a 12 month contract, starting March 2019 or earlier if required.  

The Benefits 

- Salary of £44,000 per annum 
- Local government pension scheme 
- Fantastic discounts including reduced gym membership and retail savings across the district 
- Work with senior town officials, including the Mayor 
- Staff and their families have access to a free, confidential advice and counselling staff 24/7
- 28 days’ holiday rising with service, in addition to Bank Holidays 

This is an amazing opportunity to consolidate your skill-set and help to shape the image and voice of an organisation that has a real impact on people who live, work  and visit Watford. 

During your contract, you will have the chance to work on some high-profile campaigns, as well as internal transformation projects that will have a lasting impact on the Council. Added to that, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a directly-elected Mayor as well as a top ranking external PR company who provide additional support to the Council – as directed by you.

So, if you’re looking to take on an exciting position where you can make a real difference in a short space of time, this is the role for you. 

The Role

As the Communications and Engagement Manager, you will help to enhance Watford Borough Council’s reputation and change the way we communicate and engage with residents and stakeholders. 

Your duties will involve: 

- Using innovative techniques to inform, consult and create dialogue with stakeholders 
- Developing publicity campaigns and communication strategies
- Advising and supporting the Elected Mayor, elected members, Managing Director, Leadership Team and other senior stakeholders
- Effectively reacting to issues that may negatively impact the organisation  
- Using data to inform campaigns 
- Helping to manage contracts

About You 

To join us as a Communications and Engagement Manager, you’ll need: 

- Previous PR and communications experience in a high pressure, team environment
- Experience of leading effective communications or related teams
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A deadline-oriented approach 

Public sector experience, ideally within local government would be highly desirable.

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Communications Manager, PR Manager, Public Relations Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, Marketing Campaign Manager, Journalist or Editor. 

Webrecruit and Watford Borough Council are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

So, if you’re looking to take on a rewarding contract as a Communications and Engagement Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 37 hours per week