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Job details

Salary

GBP £39,543 to £44,373 39543

Grade

PO3 - PO4

Department

Neighbourhoods & Housing

Service

Regeneration

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date

17/11/2019

Hackney Council is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional for a key new role in its award-winning Communications, Culture and Engagement team.

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.

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.

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.

Building a fairer Hackney is at the heart of the Council’s work. The Regeneration team is responding to the challenge – working to ensure the growth of areas like Dalston and Shoreditch brings opportunities to residents such as better high streets and public spaces, jobs opportunities, new businesses and affordable workspace, plus thousands of new Council homes across the borough.

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

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: 17 November 2019

Interviews: 11/12 December 2019

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.