Senior Communications Manager

Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
£47,841 - £52,886 Per Annum
12 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Barnet Council

Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough, and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.

As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values – We Care, We Can Be Trusted, We Work Together, We Value Diversity, We Embrace Change and Innovation – which drive everything we do.

About Corporate Communications

Barnet Council’s Corporate Communications team produces compelling, engaging content and multi-media campaigns to keep the borough’s residents, communities, businesses, and other stakeholders up to date on the projects, policies and services that are making Barnet a better place to live, work and study.

The team comprises specialist campaigns leads responsible for council portfolios, as well as a news and social media team to provide a regular drumbeat of positive stories charting the council’s progress in delivering on its strategy set out in the Barnet Plan 2021-2025

About the role

The role will design, develop and implement Barnet’s Growth communications strategy to engage with and influence key audiences, including residents, businesses and the volunteer and community sector. This will be an artful blend of strategic campaigns and day-to-day good news stories, raising awareness and boosting the reputation of the council for its ambitious programme to build new homes and communities, upgrade transport and digital infrastructure, and creating local jobs and business opportunities

At the heart of the strategy is telling the story of how all residents are benefitting from the council’s Growth programme.

About you

We’re looking for someone with strong experience of leading on innovative communications to promote the community benefits of regeneration projects, such as improved housing, infrastructure and jobs and start-up business opportunities.

Ideally, this will be experience from working in government or for a local authority and working with private sector and community partners.

This is a strategic and hands-on role, so we need someone with great experience of seeing through communications plan from the drawing board through to execution.

Due to urgent need, this role would suit someone on a short or no notice period.

What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
  • Work-life balance options may include flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Employee well- being training programs

How to apply

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Click on the apply button and visit our website where you will find the job listed. Please read through job description and person specification and complete the online application form. For further information regarding this role, please contact Tristan Garrick on 07701 289474 or email