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Senior Communications Manager - Bedford

Central Bedfordshire Council

£33,123 - £36,138

Full time

Bedford, East of England



The Communications Team are looking for a talented Senior Communications Officer.  You will lead a small team to design and deliver creative and insightful communication campaigns.  You’ll be involved in explaining council plans and services - so local people know what we’re doing, how they can get involved and how they can take advantage of some of our services.  You’ll also be involved in managing complex or sensitive issues.  It’s a chance to find your greatness by keeping the people we serve informed.

You’ll be part of a vibrant Communications team and you will be the lead for supporting Place services such as regeneration, planning, waste, highways and leisure. With the council continually delivering new projects for the community, you’ll have plenty of exciting things to share. Media relations is also key to this role. There is often high public interest in our decision and also the everyday operation of some of the service you support. You’ll also be our resident expert, giving colleagues and Members appropriate and meaningful advice.

You know how to create insightful campaigns, target different audiences and develop successful communication strategies – both reactive and proactive. With good news sense and editorial skills too, you’ll be adept at crafting messages both for sensitive and positive stories. Such expertise will make you a credible advisor for the Council. Proactive, creative and driven, you’ll think ahead and plan to meet our diverse needs in the future.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confidentemployer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

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