Communications Account Manager

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£39,867 - £42,855 p.a. inc.
18 May 2021
23 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Telling Brent’s story and improving lives  

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. 

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. 

The Post

Work closely with the Head of Communications, Conference & Events and the Media & Campaigns Manager you will play a key role in developing, delivering and evaluating integrated corporate communications campaigns. We have a great story to tell in Brent and we are looking for a talented Communications Account Manager to join our award-winning team.

As Communications Account Manager, which is Brent’s equivalent of a Senior Communications Officer, you will lead on the delivery of part of our integrated corporate communications strategy. You will proactively manage all communications requirements within a defined portfolio area from writing news stories, social media content and producing short videos to devising crosscutting, audience-led communications plans which affect positive behaviour change. You will build excellent working relationships with colleagues providing senior councillors and officers with communications support and advice to enhance the council’s reputation.

This is a rare opportunity to join a high performing team. The role requires someone with a high degree of personal responsibility and you will be encouraged to come up with your own creative ideas and bring them to life.

The Person

To be successful in this role, you will have experience of delivering results in a fast-paced media or marketing communications environment with a proven track record of building relationships with, and gaining the trust of, senior managers and councillors.

You thrive on developing and delivering creative communications campaigns, based on hard evidence, which help improve local people’s lives.

You will be experienced in creating great communications using a mixture of traditional and digital communication methods – including social media and short videos. You will be experienced in identifying and tackling reputational threats while pouncing on opportunities to generate positive headlines and pitching proactive news stories, which tell Brent’s story, to regional and national press.

If you are keen to work at the heart of an ambitious and forward-looking council, dealing with high profile issues and making a positive difference every day, Brent’s communications team could be the place for you. 

Closing Date: 23 May 2021 (23:00) - please note this date has been extended

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. 

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and only for the purpose of inviting you to interview if you meet the essential criteria and you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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