This role will provide maternity cover for 12 months, with a possibility of extension, to deliver a comprehensive programme of online and in-person seasonal activities, via a combination of direct delivery and partnership working, to support social interaction and increase the feeling of inclusion and belonging among residents. 

 The post holder will be expected to undertake effective communication, marketing and monitoring for council activities and services to ensure a high standard of engagement and collaborate, or lead where appropriate, on projects to deliver strategic plan objectives.  

Core responsibilities will include: 

  • Overseeing arrangements, compliance, and delivery of the annual calendar of community events 
  • Supporting the work of the Community Engagement & Events Committee through research and production of reports 
  • Producing and publishing engaging content for the effective marketing and promotion of council activity and services 
  • Undertaking evaluation and monitoring to ensure achievement of strategic plan objectives 

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 We are looking for the following attributes:  

  • Impressive communications and marketing skills  
  • Competency in content creation software 
  • A high standard of numeracy and literacy  
  • Great organisation skills and attention to detail  
  • A strong ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands   
  • A flexible approach to work activities  

 In return, we will provide the following salary and benefits:  

Hours & Salary  

 Hours:  To be discussed further at interview but around 22-25 hours per week. This may include occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to oversee events.

Salary: £24,432pa (pro-rata for part time hours) 

Other benefits 
Local Government Pension Scheme; 33 days annual leave including bank holidays (rising to 38 days after 5 years’ service), Lizzie’s Café staff discount.
Benefits pro-rata for part-time posts.  

Next Steps   

The first stage of the recruitment process requires completion of an application form to assess skills and suitability. The council operates an anonymised recruitment process that seeks to remove bias. Therefore, initial shortlisting is based purely on matching skills. 

Responses to these initial questions are reviewed to enable comparison of candidates, against pre-determined scoring criteria to accurately record results. This is repeated for all questions to enable an overall score for each candidate to inform the shortlisting outcome.  

Following shortlisting, we may use individual and group assessments (as necessary) to observe how candidates respond to tasks and structured final interviews to confirm alignment with the council’s mission and values.  

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