Communications Officer Fixed Term
Posted on Dec 10, 2018 by RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL
Based at Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley.
As part of Renfrewshire Council's ambitious plans to transform the image of Renfrewshire and Paisley, we are seeking an experienced communications officer to join our communications, marketing and events team. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference by joining the Council's Communications service at a time of unprecedented challenge and change - when effective and engaging communications are essential.
The Council believes that in order to meet the challenges of the future it will need to work even more closely with partners to develop and maintain a vibrant local economy, provide a sustainable business and cultural infrastructure and to improve and protect the environment of Renfrewshire. We want to improve opportunities for all those who live and work in the area and we need especially to support the vulnerable, ensuring equality and fairness for all. The Council will not deliver these outcomes on its own - but can if it works closely and effectively with the wider community.
Our communications need to support these aims. As a member of the Communications team you will be working to develop innovative and exciting campaigns and initiatives that will maximise the effectiveness of joint communications activities and ensure that Renfrewshire as a whole benefits from an excellent and joined up communications approach that breathes life into its partnership working.
It is essential that you have a relevant degree or qualification (eg.NCTJ Journalism Diploma) and experience of working in a communications/media/public relations or new media environment in at least one of the following areas: developing press and communications strategies; developing proactive news and features for the media; developing well designed and targeted campaigns; maintaining brand consistency; providing an effective press and media enquiries response service; managing the efficient and effective delivery of an organisation's communications, web and social media presence. You will be creative, innovative and enthusiastic with vision and drive and have clear and focused judgement and the ability to work on your own initiative, project manage workload and also work to tight deadlines and be flexible in approach. You will have effective communication, presentation, analytical, IT and report writing skills and have the ability to work effectively with colleagues across the council and with our partners.
You must also have a demonstrable track record of achievement and extensive knowledge of media (both traditional and electronic) with the ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects.
It is desirable that you will have a sound knowledge and understanding of current policy issues and developments affecting local government and the wider public sector environment.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit
Closing Date - Wednesday 12 December 2018
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