Communications Manager

13 April 2018
28 April 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Communications Manager - SCC02250

We are looking for someone truly exceptional - politically-astute, able to juggle multiple demands, a talented and experienced communicator and an excellent manager of people and money. Does that sound like you?

If so, then you could be who we are looking for.

Suffolk County Council's communications team exists to support the council in delivering its 2017-2021 policy priorities. We add value and expertise by delivering campaigns that use behavioural insights to drive change, shaping and sharing information and protecting and enhancing the council's reputation.

We think about audiences first and deliver communications activities that achieve agreed results. We like to learn, so evaluate our work to measure its impact and improve in the future.

Our team is an environment where people thrive.

We are looking for a Communications Manager, who (along with the Head of Communications and the other Communications Manager) is responsible for leading the work of the team including the Senior Communications Officers, Communications Officers, Senior Graphic Designer and Video Content Producer.

In this role you will support and empower the team to deliver to their absolute maximum, providing strong, consistent and focused leadership and management. You will manage across the whole team, proactively identifying pinch points well in advance using our forward plan.

With extensive experience of working with the media and communicating with colleagues, politicians and stakeholders, the Communications Managers are also responsible for monitoring and managing campaign budgets and delivering some communications and campaigns themselves. They are critical to the smooth working of the team. 

Our team is quickly becoming a centre of excellence for delivering campaigns and using behavioural insights. We strive to make a real difference - bringing creativity and turbo-charging communications and campaigns.

If you are a skilled communications professional with extensive experience of delivering a range of high profile communications campaigns, then what are you waiting for?

For further details please contact Andrew St Ledger on (01473) 264388. 

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks are required for relevant posts.  Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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