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GBP £39,543 to £44,373 39543


PO3 - PO4


Neighbourhoods & Housing



DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent / Fixed Term - Full Time

Closing date


1x Permanent and 1x Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (until 31 January 2021)

Hackney Council is looking for two enthusiastic and dedicated communications professionals for two key new roles in its award-winning Communications, Culture and Engagement team.

Hackney is changing. Our borough is a different place to 15 years ago, with massive public and private investment bringing a transformation in transport, education and opportunities for our residents. But some of Hackney’s residents feel they aren’t seeing the benefits of this, and are worried about the future as housing costs increase and high streets change.

Building a fairer Hackney is at the heart of the Council’s work. The Regeneration team is responding to the challenge – with one of the biggest in-house Council housebuilding programmes in the country, as well as work to ensure the growth of areas like Dalston and Shoreditch brings opportunities to residents such as better high streets and public spaces, jobs opportunities and affordable workspace.

This post will engage and involve residents in that change, ensuring the Council’s regeneration programme reflects their ambitions for their communities. It will work as part of a team to deliver communications, media relations and stakeholder engagement – as well as campaigning for the policy changes that will help the Council achieve them.

As a Regeneration Communications Officer, you’ll work in the Communications and Regeneration teams, quickly establishing relationships across both. You’ll manage relationships with residents, businesses and major developers, provide strategic communications advice to officers and politicians, and be responsible for first-class communications yourself – whether managing the press, creating engaging social media content or responding to the local community.

You’ll come with a track record of providing excellent communications support and stakeholder management, operating successfully in a large and ideally political organisation. You’ll be used to working with a range of external organisations to deliver achieve your communications goals, juggling the needs of various projects while providing a consistent message to stakeholders. Experience of working in local government communications or the regeneration sector is preferable, but not essential. 

If you would like to discuss any elements of the role, please contact david.hardiman@hackney.gov.uk

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 29 January 2020

Interviews: 18/19 February 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.