Senior Communications Officer- 6 roles

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£31,346 - £33,782
16 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
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Think public sector communications is an easy ride, where you can kick back and enjoy the view? Then these are not the jobs for you. 

If however, you thrive on challenge and enjoy a different issue every day then read on!

We need new members of our team. We are looking for specialists in communications across all platforms.

Working in communications for the council is not just about knowing your TikFace from your Instabook and your Twittergram. It’s not just about excelling at e-marketing or writing a snappy press release. We’re looking for people who understand audience segmentation and targeting, who can drive engaged channel expansion while evaluating outcomes (not vanity) metrics. Someone with an engaging tone of voice that they can adapt to target audiences across all media channels, including; press, blogs, social media, e-marketing and more. If you would like to discuss this job further please email

In return we can offer a place where no two days are the same, a potential audience of almost half a million residents and a breadth of subject matter you’ll struggle to find anywhere else.

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. This information needs to be inserted under the ‘Relevant skills, experience and behaviours’ section on the Application Form. CVs will not be accepted.

This job is politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Closing date  

30 April 2021, 11:55 PM

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Important Information

Communications Officer- Job Profile.pdf – 228KB