Digital Communications Officer - Stockport


Stockport Council

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About the Job

Digital Communications Officer

Scale 6 (£29,269 - £31,364)

37 hours, Full Time


Hybrid: Stopford House and home working (expectation 2-3 days in office)

Application Deadline: 27th November 2023

Shortlisting Date: 28th November 2023

Interview Date: 4th and 5th December 2023

Interview Type: In person

Your Role

We're looking for a digital savvy communications professional to join our busy communication and marketing team - and there's never been a better time to join us! There's a real buzz about Stockport at the moment; we've got ambitious plans to transform our town centre, we've had accolades such as the Times newspapers top place to live and we're currently Greater Manchester Town of Culture.

We're looking for someone who can spot opportunities to create exciting content to showcase the vital services we provide our residents and share all the good work going on across the council and the borough. You'll be familiar with using social media tools such as Orlo and Canva (or similar) and ideally have photoshop/design skills so you can create good quality engaging content.

About You

The role is varied - a typical day could cover:

• creating and upload customer focused content onto our digital channels for campaigns and work programmes.

• monitoring and evaluating our social media channels producing reports for senior management

• advising colleagues on the right channel for the target audience for digital campaigns based on insight and research

• supporting senior management with digital communications campaigns and e-newsletters

• assisting with the production of our Council publications, both online and in print

• making sure our content and messaging fits in with our tone of voice and brand guidelines

• forming part of our weekend out of hours on-call communications rota

We work flexibly both from home and in our office. We really value face to face time so you'll be required to come in the office 2/3 days a week for key meetings.

About Us

We are proud to be recognised under the Good Employment Charter as an organisation committed to the wellbeing of our colleagues.

As members of the charter, we have been recognised as a great place to work for all colleagues and pledge to pay the real living wage, engage staff in key decisions and endorse fair and flexible working conditions.

Please note that we have made a commitment to improve the employment opportunities for people with disabilities, care leavers and ex-military personnel. As part of the Guaranteed Assessment Scheme you will therefore be guaranteed an interview if you meet the essential job role criteria.

Find out if you meet the criteria here:

Stockport Council is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce culture - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities to join our workforce.

We want our employees to have a good work life balance and in many job roles we can offer a range of flexible/hybrid working arrangements. We also have inclusive employment policies and staff engagement forums to support our diverse workforce. We will listen to, learn from, and develop our workforce.

At The Hidden Market we're committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, read our policy here. We inform clients that candidates should be evaluated on merit of their skills, experience and commercial attributes in relation to the role, and not background, disability, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, education, or any other discriminatory factor.

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