We’re looking for an experienced, driven and motivated communications specialist to join our small but busy communications team. You’ll be responsible for the organisation and delivery of internal and external campaigns, communicating complex ideas from a broad scope of Local Partnerships’ business areas to different audiences across a range of digital channels, from websites and multimedia to e-bulletins and social media. You’ll also develop, implement and manage our programme of internal and external events over digital channels and in person.
Local Partnerships is a joint venture between the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We support central and local government, health and other public sector bodies to ensure their key priorities are delivered and clients secure value for money. We provide an interface between central government policy and local delivery, helping the public sector deliver projects and change at the local level. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, additional capacity and commercial capability.
We provide trusted, professional support and advice across multiple disciplines including climate response, regeneration and housing, waste, infrastructure, mergers and shared services, developing commercial capability and integrating health and social care.
Our team of experts works solely for the benefit of the public sector, helping councils and combined authorities overcome challenges and improve their chances of success through adding capacity, capability and confidence.
Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to councils and the communities they serve.
We’re looking for a meticulous and organised individual who has experience of communicating rich content to time-poor stakeholders. Working in collaboration with specialist staff, you will contribute to writing and disseminating inspiring copy that succinctly communicates complex content. You will have the creativity to exploit a full range of communications channels and techniques, including social media and events, to ensure information reaches the right people, sparking engagement and increasing reach.
You will have excellent organisational and project management skills, a practical and positive “can do” attitude, an interest and proven ability in internal and external communication. You will be comfortable juggling different priorities and tasks and working with a range of different stakeholders. You will be confident in your communications abilities so that you can advise colleagues to develop their presentation skills to showcase their expertise most effectively.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop their marketing and communications experience in a small, but busy, communications team.
Experience of local government/public services would be an advantage but not essential.
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To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Caroline.Hampden-White@localpartnerships.gov.uk.
We are always interested in hearing from anyone who has the skill set and experience that complements our existing work, or forms an area of significant interest to our clients.
If you are interested in joining Local Partnerships or becoming one of our associates, please send your current CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in a role with us, to LPEnquiries@localpartnerships.gov.uk.
A generic Project Director job specification is provided here for reference.
Local Partnerships strives to ensure that we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect. The opportunities we provide are open to all. We benefit from the skills, talents and experience offered by a diverse workforce reflecting all sections of our communities.
We build a working environment based on inclusiveness and merit. We are opposed to all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation, and medical status, or the imposition of any conditions or requirements that do not accord with the principles of fairness and natural justice.
We are committed to monitoring our employment practice through various means (workforce monitoring, perceptions surveys, etc.) to identify and address any issues related to equality and diversity and to eliminate any potentially discriminatory practices.
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