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Communications Officer (Digital)

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £24,982 to £29,577 per annum
Worthing Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/10/2021 at 23:55
Vacancy Description

Communications Officer (Digital)


Post No: 42163

Salary: Starting from £24,982 to £29,577 per annum

Grade: Grade 5

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Place of work: Worthing Town Hall

Closing date: 22nd October 2021, 23:55pm 


Duties of the post:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the creative and ambitious Communications team at Adur & Worthing Councils as Communications Officer.

Reporting to the Head of Comms you’ll play a vital role in this small team, helping us to keep residents informed with council updates from across Adur and Worthing.

The residents are at the forefront of everything we do and we see ourselves as storytellers; constantly seeking opportunities to share the bigger picture across a range of platforms.

We’re busy so you’ll need to be confident to get the ball rolling, ask questions when you’re unsure, and pitch in with your ideas and feedback on the projects we’re working on.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone with journalism experience in addition to a proven background in social media management.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong writing experience across a range of platforms
  • Have a solid understanding of managing a social media presence
  • Know how to craft a perfect social media post
  • Some design experience

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Press release writing
  • Help manage the council’s corporate social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin)
  • Contribute and manage additional projects as and when required
  • Social media analytics/ reporting

Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees.  This includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required. Additional Information As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
How to apply

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