Communications and Marketing Manager
Posted 9 days ago - Expires in 21 days

Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Permanent Full Time
£37,107 – £39,961 per annum
9 Applications

Reference: CBC180054
Salary Details: £37,107 – £39,961 per annum
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Town Hall
Department: Communications and Marketing
Division: Policy and Communications

Job description and person specification

Competency framework

We are looking for an experienced communications and marketing professional with creative and strategic skills to lead our communications and marketing service. You will be the council’s lead for:

Developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies and plans
Digital communications including website, intranet, videos and social media
External communications and media relations
Internal communications
Reputation and crisis management communications
Campaigns and events
Marketing, with a focus on income generation
The role involves providing strategic communications advice to senior councillors and managers, managing a team, providing day-to-day co-ordination and acting as the strategic lead across the council for the key areas identified.

It is essential that you have excellent digital communications and media management experience.

You should have experience of managing a communications and/or marketing team and have relevant professional qualifications. Successful applicants should also have experience of planning and delivering successful pro-active external and internal communications work and using digital communications effectively as part of communication and marketing campaigns.

Strong communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate with people at all levels are essential.

Due to the contact with senior leadership, elected members, press and the public, this is a politically restricted role.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Donna Reddish - Assistant Director Policy and Communications. Phone: (0124)6 345307 or e-mail

For further details on this role, please refer to the job description attached.

Please ensure that you pay careful attention to the essential and desirable criteria of the person specification when completing your application and refer to the attached Competency framework.

Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to progress your career further.

How to apply

CVs are not accepted, please download and complete the application form below and return it by email to

Your application must be received no later than the closing date shown below.

See our guide to applying for tips on how to complete your application form and for details of other ways to apply.

Closing date: Sunday 6 January 2019

Interview dates: Assessment centre 22 January 2019, with final stage interviews 23 January 2019.

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