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Communications Officer


Location:  Town Hall
Salary:  £28,770 to £30,296 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - Ends 31/03/2025
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 April 2024
Reference:  CHPE02002C

Communications and Marketing Officer 
Full Time, Fixed Term Post until 31/03/2025
Grade 7: £28,770 - £30, 296 per annum 

Are you an experienced and confident Communications and Marketing Officer who is looking for a dynamic new role? Are you passionate about place-making and promoting Preston City Council’s diverse services to our residents?

Named recently as the best city to live and work in the north west for the third time running, Preston is a proud city, full of ambition at the heart of the region’s economic development. 

We have lots to shout about, with regeneration and new investment around every corner. With excellent rail and motorway connectivity, an award-winning City Living Strategy and an Active Travel Plan to improve the city’s cycle and pedestrian infrastructure, the city boasts some of Lancashire’s most attractive urban greenspaces and historic parks. The city also continues to be the focus of international acclaim as we deliver the Council’s ambitious Community Wealth Building Agenda, often known as the ‘Preston Model’. 

We’re looking for a self-starter to join our busy team who has passion and drive, to be part of team with a commitment to promoting Preston as a leading place for investment and a thriving cultural visitor destination, and communicating our essential services and extensive events calendar to our residents.  

With a wide variety of services and policies to promote, every day is different. Thinking on your feet and delivering to deadlines, you’ll be part of the team developing and implementing a wide range of engaging, multi-platform, communications plans across all departments, working with officers, cabinet members, frontline services, external delivery partners and our city-wide anchor network partners. 

Excellent media relations and press release writing skills, expertise in digital marketing and creating engaging content for social media platforms, and event management experience is a must for this position. Based at the Town Hall, we offer flexible working hours, a competitive salary and ongoing training in a supportive, friendly team environment. 

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of employee benefits including flexi time, hybrid working, a minimum of 28 days’ annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), family friendly policies, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Local Government Pension Scheme, AVC’s, life assurance scheme, payment of professional fees, discounted parking, cycle to work scheme and discounted bus and rail fares.

If you’re ready for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion, please contact me on 01772 906349 or email Nicole Billington

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