Internal Communications Advisor

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£33000 - £36057 per annum
14 Jan 2021
11 Feb 2021
Job role
Contract Type

Internal Communications Advisor

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £36,057 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Please note that this is a fixed term contract or secondment opportunity for a duration of 12 months.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Job purpose

This role will be to support on the delivery of a systems programme, contributing to delivering and implementing the over-arching internal communications strategy. The Internal Communications Advisor will bring an innovative, creative approach to their work.

The role recognises the importance and impact of effective internal communications and an understanding of the complexity of a large public sector organisation and how different channels and communication styles can be used to deliver optimum engagement.

The role requires an adaptable individual, who is adept at working in a fast-moving and customer-first environment that relies on real-time communications, welcomes change and has a growth mindset.

Skills, knowledge and experience

    Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience.Evidence of continuing professional development with knowledge in relevant professional area.Experience of internal communications in a large public sector organisation.Understanding the importance of measuring employee engagement.Generalist understanding of digital and non-digital marketing channels.Evidence of good people skills (experience in mentoring or consulting an advantage). Experience of multidisciplinary and cross-functional working is preferred.

To read the full job description please visit the Working for Essex website.