Media & External Relations Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
£35,913 - £41,657
21 Aug 2018
21 Sep 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £35,913 - £41,657

Contract Type: 9 Month Fixed Term/Secondment, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

Following an internal promotion we are looking for a talented communications professional to join our team for 9 months. This opportunity may be available on a secondment basis. 

Working in the council’s Communications team, and specifically in the Media & External Relations function, you will work with wide a range of staff across the organisation, councillors, and Camden / London / national stakeholders, to communicate the work that the council is doing to achieve Camden 2025 priorities for the people who live, work and visit the borough.

You will work with the team to forward plan and develop engaging and evidence-based campaigns on behalf of the organisation, producing digital and hard-copy content and using a range of communications channels (such as media, social media, website and print) to reach target audiences.

You will play a key role in both shaping and managing the 24/7 media cycle, dealing with media enquiries about a wide range of subject matters, including breaking and crisis news, and will advise staff and councillors on handling.

This is a great opportunity for a creative, skilled communicator to be part of a team that promotes and defends the work of the council and campaigns on the issues that are important to Camden.

To succeed in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Strong writing skills, initiative and creativity
  • Excellent understanding of communications channels and reaching key audiences
  • Capable of working, sometimes under pressure, to support the council when under intense media scrutiny. 
  • Ability to influence key senior decision makers and stakeholders.
  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant degree, or equivalent experience.

Please refer to the job profile supplementary information for full details of the role.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 2nd September 2018, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 10th September 

Please quote reference: 180000R8

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

17th September, 15th October , 19th November