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Job Title Senior Digital Communications Officer
Job reference CCM127
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade SCP 29-32
Pay From: £35,411 To: £38,296 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 14 February 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as a Senior Digital Communications Officer

We are looking for an experienced Senior Digital Communications Officer to join our fast-paced communications teams. The ideal candidate will bring new experience, skills and ideas into the team.

We are a small team delivering communications, marketing, PR and engagement for the council, but size doesn’t limit our ability to make St Helens a better place through great content, understanding our audiences and developing our channels.

We’ve got big plans for our borough over the next decade. We are committed to boosting economic growth, regenerating our town centres, tackling deprivation, reducing inequality and transforming our organisation.

Our ambitions include communications that both change behaviour, build community independence, attract new partners and investors to the borough and instil a sense of pride in local people.

The purpose of this role is to manage and develop the council’s digital communication channels including its website and microsites, video and social media platforms, and co-ordinate high quality content across these channels.

We are looking for a Digital Communications professional to help us develop and deliver on our digital strategies. We need someone who is both creative and technical, who can keep on top of new and innovative ways to engage digitally and has a knack for testing and trouble shooting.

This is a hybrid- working role.

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing Jayne Taylor, Head of Communications, Engagement and Reputation Management, jaynetaylor@sthelens.gov.uk

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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Person Specification Senior Digital Communications Officer.pdf
Application Form Senior Digital Communications Officer.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Job Description Senior Digital Communications Officer.pdf
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