Communications and Digital Media Manager

Job information

An opportunity for an experienced communications professional has become available to work at Hertford as part of the Communications, Strategy and Policy Service. This is an exciting time for you to join us and develop your career as the Council looks to deliver a new set of priorities following elections in May 2019. 

This motivated and highly professional service is looking for an individual committed to excellence in their work and with a passion for communicating and engaging with a wide range of audiences.  If successful you will be responsible for managing all forms of communication and engagement with residents, partners, media and council staff.
Some of the key responsibilities include:

•    Developing and strengthening the East Herts Council brand with residents, partners and the media
•    Communicating good news stories to different audiences via different platforms
•    Understanding and advising the Council’s political and managerial leadership on emerging communications and press issues
•    Managing all forms of corporate communication and engagement (including the website, intranet, facebook, twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts)
•    Managing the communications team

About you
This role will suit a focused, enthusiastic manager who enjoys a challenge and is capable of understanding and articulating complex issues to different audiences including elected representatives, residents and staff. You will have a proven track of record of delivering communications campaigns and understanding of how to engage with different audiences.
The ideal candidate will have:

•    A degree in communications/media/ journalism/marketing or significant equivalent experience
•    Political awareness and have experience of working with elected representatives
•    A track record of delivering proactive media campaigns
•    A creative and innovative approach to challenges

How to apply


For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Benjamin Wood, Head of Communications, Strategy and Policy on 07519 293733

Closing date: 30 May at midnight.  

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview.  We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity