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Communications Officer

Chelmsford City Council
Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 6 - £26,112 per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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Corporate Services, Communications
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Full time
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Job Details

Chelmsford City Council is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to work within the Marketing & Communications Team to help support the development of online and offline communications. This is a maternity cover position.


The successful candidate will help to create impactful, measurable and effective external and internal communications campaigns which highlight the vision, services, plans and achievements of the Council.


You’ll be a multimedia content creator, producing interesting, high-quality video clips, news stories and more to promote our services and get important information out to residents.


You’ll also be a key member of the media relations team, producing proactive and reactive statements and stories for local, national, trade and specialist media.


This is a varied role, working across departments ranging from parks and environmental action to development planning and civic events. Strong relationship-building skills, willingness to be flexible and think on your feet, and creativity are essential.


Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups. We expect all employees to share this commitment and we have robust policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council’s Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with Disclosure and Barring Service processes.


Working at Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council’s core objectives are to provide high quality public spaces and increase the quality of life of the citizens. Chelmsford is also committed to promote a more sustainable and healthier environment.

As employer, Chelmsford has a strong focus on career growth and skills development, offering a variety of training opportunities for staff. 

Why work for Chelmsford?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Great railway connections.
  • Interest free loans for bus or train season tickets.
  • Training and development.
  • Employees will have cash plan scheme to cover healthcare costs, such as dental or optical costs.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Work/life balance.
Find Us
01245 606606
Civic Centre
Duke Street
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