Agile & Creative Senior Communication Managers Needed x3 - Surrey

Recruiter
Surrey County Council
Location
Surrey, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1142738910
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description
Based from County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN (we are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020). Agile and flexible working welcomed and supported, we care about the job you do not where you do it.
About the role
About Us - we're changing

Surrey County Council has a high profile as one of the largest local authorities in England, but we currently have some tough challenges and have embarked on a programme of radical change. We are undertaking significant fast-paced improvements across the council to support the desired step change in both culture and modernising services to be a cost effective organisation that focuses on the best possible outcomes for the people of Surrey as outlined in our Community Vision 2030.

About the roles - agile and creative

With our rapid improvement journey in full swing and a senior management team with an appetite to do things differently we need our Communications team to be the heartbeat of the council in supporting delivery of our Community Vision 2030. Andrea Newman, our newly appointed Director of Communications is looking to build a team that is agile and creative in its thinking and delivery. To support this we are looking to recruit to the following three crucial positions:

Corporate and Stakeholder Communications Manager - £51,979 (Interviews 3th June)

You will play a key role in supporting the new Director of Communications and her vision for transforming external communications and engagement. You will need to have experience of managing high profile media campaigns as well as demonstrate your ability to think differently and land complex messages which have impact. You will be responsible for developing a high quality communications service that promotes the needs of the individual services of the council while supporting the overall objectives of the council. You will be confident communicating your ideas appropriately at all levels of the organisations that we engage with.

Internal Communications Manager - £51,979 (Interviews 4th June)

You will need to be an excellent communicator who ensures the design, delivery and evaluation of high quality council communications. You will need to be able to build strong relationships internally and externally. Working closely with the HR team you will be responsible for winning the hearts and minds of employees with your engaging strategies. You will ensure operational and political priorities are effectively represented in the council's messaging and understand modern platforms for delivering corporate messages to an agile workforce.

You will need to enthuse and involve our staff in the positive changes ahead including the exciting move from County Hall to a new Surrey HQ.

Public Affairs Lead - £39,438 (interviews 5th June)

In this role you will coordinate our key policy messages to partners and make sure our voice is heard nationally. You will understand how the British political system works, have a good grasp of parliamentary procedure, and have experience of delivering public affairs strategies that have real impact. In a key role, straddling communications and policy, you will also support in the delivery of wider communications strategies and lead on member engagement. To fulfil this role you will need strong writing and editing skills across a range of media, including digital and have a passion for making a difference.

About you - curious leader

The role profiles attached to this advert will give you the type of experience we are looking for when it comes to shortlisting but we don't just look at this when it comes to recruiting. We employ people who share our values and are comfortable embodying our working principals, these become even more important as a leader and senior manager. This means you will feel comfortable inspiring and leading others by:

Being open and inviting - with everyone you work with in and out of the organsiation.

Being curious - actively seeking out good examples of good practice, people, ideas, expertise, behaviours and be informed and inspired by them!

Assuming we are all adults - assume other people are capable, mature and have good intent, using language and actions to show them this.

Being clear, concise and concrete - be clear and crisp about what you mean, and say clearly what you need from others and why.

If this sounds like you and you want to be a part of a highly capable and motivated team then please get in touch or apply outlining your suitability for this position in your personal statement identifying which position/s you wish to be considered for. If you would like to contact us we would love to hear from you please contact Chris Palmer (Interim Director of Communications and Engagement) on .

We look forward to hearing from you.
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Files to download
  • Corporate and Stakeholder Communications Manager Job Profile (PDF)
  • Internal Communication Manager Job Profile (PDF)
  • Pubic Affairs Lead Job Profile (PDF)


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