Internal Communications Specialist

Northampton, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job title: Internal Communications SpecialistBased: One Angel Square - NorthamptonHours: Part time - 14.8 hours (2 days) per weekSalary: 35,233 - 39,274 (pro rata)Closing date: 9 May 2022 at midnightAbout usWe?EUR(TM)re a new council embarking on a fresh start for local government in West Northamptonshire, with a bright future ahead for our area.As we enter our second year as one of the country?EUR(TM)s largest unitary authorities, we?EUR(TM)re building back from Covid and journeying towards a thriving West Northants, with better local services and sustainable communities, to help people live their best lives.We have the chance to forge our own identity and create a positive and dynamic culture and want to do our very best for our residents, service users, businesses and our staff -our values and behaviours are based around our ?EUR~Thrive?EUR(TM) agenda of Trust, High performance, Respect, Innovate, Value, Empower.Involving, informing and engaging people is crucial to our future success, so we?EUR(TM)re shaping a brand new Communications Team to drive our exciting plans forward.We?EUR(TM)re forward-thinking and fresh off the starting blocks, with innovation and creativity key to our plans for a ground-breaking new service that delivers our corporate priorities and makes a real difference.We need candidates with the energy, enthusiasm and determination to join us on our journey and help tell our story.What we?EUR(TM)re looking for: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Internal Communications Specialist to develop, support, and deliver a host of projects and campaigns to inform and engage colleagues and members as we continue to build an organisation where everyone can thrive. This role is based at Northampton but we're flexible on a mix of home and office working.Key elements of this role include creating engaging communications that promote and embed our organisational values and behaviors based around our ?EUR~Thrive?EUR(TM) agenda of Trust, High performance, Respect, Innovate, Value and Empower.Campaigns will range from promoting diversity, wellbeing and recognition, to service change programmes, including the roll out of new technology, processes and supporting wider council strategies. The role also involves developing our range of internal communication channels - from news alerts and intranet management to vlogs and roadshows.You will need:

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to help drive change and build upon staff morale and wellbeing
  • Proven skills and experience in delivering internal communications campaigns and working with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office applications and an ability to quickly learn new platforms and applications
  • A proactive, flexible and enthusiastic attitude and able to contribute new ideas to the team
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise and deliver upon a busy workload to tight deadlines.
In return, you'll benefit from:
  • 27 days annual leave per year (pro rata for part time employees), plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 5 years?EUR(TM) continuous service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have a free "Employee Assistance Programme?EUR run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 14.8 per weekSalary: 35,233.00-39,274.00 per yearBenefits:
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site parking
Schedule:
  • Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Northampton, NN1 1ED: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Application question(s):
  • Can you give an example of how you have contributed creative ideas to improve services?
  • Can you demonstrate experience of excellent communications skills and writing copy for a variety of mediums and audiences?
  • Please describe what skills you can bring to the post.
Work authorisation:
  • United Kingdom (required)
Application deadline: 09/05/2022

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD2264459
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Education
    Not mentioned