Regeneration Communications Officer Job at Hackney Borough Council in Hackney

Job Description

Hackney Council is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional for a key new role in its award-winning Communications team.

Hackney is changing. Our borough is a different place to 15 years ago, with massive public and private investment bringing a transformation in transport, education and opportunities for our residents. But some of Hackney’s residents feel they aren’t seeing the benefits of this, and are worried about the future as housing costs increase and high streets change.

Building a fairer Hackney is at the heart of the Council’s work. The Regeneration team is responding to the challenge – with one of the biggest in-house Council house building programmes in the country, as well as work to ensure the growth of areas like Dalston and Shoreditch brings opportunities to residents such as better high streets and public spaces, jobs opportunities and affordable workspace.

This post will engage and involve residents in that change, ensuring the Council’s regeneration programme reflects their ambitions for their communities. It will work as part of a team to deliver communications, media relations and stakeholder engagement – as well as campaigning for the policy changes that will help the Council achieve them.

As a Regeneration Communications Officer, you’ll work in the Communications and Regeneration teams, quickly establishing relationships across both. You’ll manage relationships with residents, businesses and major developers, provide strategic communications advice to officers and politicians, and be responsible for first-class communications yourself – whether managing the press, creating engaging social media content or responding to the local community.

You’ll come with a track record of providing excellent communications support and stakeholder management, operating successfully in a large and ideally political organisation. You’ll be used to working with a range of external organisations to deliver and achieve your communications goals, juggling the needs of various projects while providing a consistent message to stakeholders. Experience of working in local government communications or the regeneration sector is preferable, but not essential.

If you would like to discuss any elements of the role, please contact [email protected]

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20 January 2021 (22:59)

Interviews: From Friday 5 February 2021

About Company

Company: Hackney Borough Council

Company Location:  Hackney

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