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Communications and Engagement Officer (Covid-19)

Bedfordshire, UK
Closing date
12 Nov 2020

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Marketing & PR
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Connect2Luton are working exclusively with Luton Borough Council to recruit Communications and Engagement Officer who will cover both internal and external communication and will support Luton's Covid-19 local outbreak control plan

As a successful Communication and Engagement Officer you will be responsible for the communications and engagement of the people portfolio specifically focusing on the response to Covid-19, delivering well planned and evaluated communications and engagement activity that raise awareness and change behaviours in our communities.

Key Responsibilities

This is a specialist post which is a vital element in the management of the organisation's reputation - internally and externally. The post-holder will deliver a programme of communications and engagement to Luton stakeholders in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Engage with other professionals in the communications and marketing team to co-develop campaigns and to ensure that the right communications and engagement channels are used to achieve campaign objectives.
Write content for a range of audiences using a range of channels, consistent with the narrative for the Covid-19 Communications and Engagement Plan.
Develop and deliver communications, engagement, social media and advertising campaigns in collaboration with other members of the teams.
Being a Communications and Engagement Officer you will Manage, develop and deliver the public information strategy for the Covid-19 Communications and Engagement Plan.
Keep up to date with the latest communications, engagement, social media and digital developments and strive for continuous improvement.
Provide expert knowledge and reports to directors, politicians, CLMT, cabinet, partners and stakeholders.
Develop and deliver detailed communications and engagement campaign plans to deliver specific service objectives and putting in place effective evaluation of these campaignsSkills and Qualifications

Experience in developing and delivering communications, engagement and social media campaigns.
Demonstrable track record of delivering effective communications and engagement projects, using research and evidence to inform approach.
Experience of implementing and developing successful communications strategies and activities.
Experience of working in a political environment.
Experience of leading project teams across the different disciplines of marketing, digital, design and media to deliver successful multi-channel communications and engagement projects.
In-depth knowledge of local authority practices and procedures. In depth current knowledge of legislative requirements in the context of marketing, PR and media relations, copywriting and publishing.
Qualified to degree level in marketing or communications (or equivalent relevant workplace experience). Recognised professional qualification in Media, Marketing, Public Relations and/or equivalent verifiable experience or training.Connect2Luton is part owned by Luton Borough Council and therefore has access to all general temporary agency roles at Luton Council before they go to external agencies.

Our heritage and being local government owned means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for the Council or have supplied previously into the Council, for several years.

We are an equal opportunities employment agency and business that positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Connect2Luton, part of Luton Borough Council & Kent Commercial Services LLP, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates
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