Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
The marketing communications officer is responsible for providing the council with professional marketing support, leading on a range of marketing campaigns and activity designed to drive positive behaviour change and to support commercial and income generation opportunities. This includes developing ambitious campaign plans, working with our in-house graphic design studio, market insight and web development teams to deliver work on time and to budget.
Supported by the wider marketing and communications team, this role is responsible for researching, preparing and delivering creative targeted marketing campaigns to support corporate and service objectives. The post holder will need to demonstrate a commercial mindset and be able to show return on marketing investment.
Taking an integrated marketing approach, this role will also require the post-holder to organise and run events, effectively manage the media proactively and reactively (including in emergency or crisis situations) and engage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
The marketing communications officer will be responsible for managing communications in an emergency or crisis situation, including participating in a 24/7 on call rota and ensuring effective liaison with partner organisations.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will be a great all-round marketing communications professional who combines a range of skills and experience with a good track record developing and delivering successful targeted marketing and communications strategies and campaigns designed to engage a wide range of target audiences, delivering results to clear SMART objectives.
You will also have proven experience of effective use of web, social media and e-marketing and proven experience of effective media management, including crisis communications, as well as knowledge and experience of market research and social marketing.
You will be confident in liaising and negotiating with a range of stakeholders, inside and outside the council, and you will have the ability to adapt your approach to your audience.
As well as have excellent time management skills, you will have the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise a hefty workload. If you have the drive and determination to deliver results then we would love to hear from you.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.
Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments stating how you are the best person for the job in the Personal Statement section
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Interviews will be held on Friday 5th November 2021