Communications Business Partner - Various Fixed Term (11 Months)

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Kirklees
Corporate Strategy, Commissioning & Public Health
Governance & Commissioning
37 Hours
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Permanent, Various
Grade 12

£37,890 - £39,880

Kirklees Council’s Marketing & Communications team is at the heart of the council, they are responsible for sharing important information, promoting services and encouraging behaviour change across all areas of the authority. This creative, innovative and passionate team of key workers are constantly adapting to the world around them to make sure residents, businesses and communities are able to work with the council to make Kirklees a great place to be.

About the role

As a Communications Business Partner, you will lead significant communications and marketing campaigns and programmes of work on behalf of the council.

You will be leading and motivating communications and marketing professionals at all levels, making sure that the service is both proactive and responsive to meeting the changing needs of the organisation and its customers

The role requires you to ensure that our communications and marketing strategically supports Kirklees Council and its Partner’s objectives

By understanding the political nature of the council as public sector organisation, you will provide support, advice and guidance to directors, councillors, and other officers in a professional and sensitive manner.

About You

As an experienced marketing & communications professional, you will be as confident in dealing with the media during a crisis as you are presenting a marketing strategy at a board meeting.

You will be able to demonstrate your capacity to lead a team to create, and deliver communication and marketing activities across the organisation.

You will have excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and the ability to communicate complex messages to a range of audiences in a creative and engaging way.

The ideal candidate will have experience of, and willingness to work in a busy environment, managing multiple priorities, and work under pressure.

We’re looking for someone who demonstrates excellent leadership skills, who can confidently manage and support a small team.

Whilst leadership is important, this role is hands on and we expect you to be able to deliver communications on your own using both traditional and digital communications and marketing skills.

You should have a relevant degree level qualification or equivalent experience.

About Kirklees Council

Part of the Yorkshire and the Humber region, Kirklees is set in the heart of West Yorkshire and has a growing population of around 425,500.

 

With the two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury it encompasses the smaller towns of Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite.

The council is a metropolitan single tier authority, one of five in West Yorkshire, and the 13th biggest local authority in the UK in terms of population. Since 1 April 2014, we have been a constituent council of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

In total, the council is made up of 69 councillors. The council has an elected Leader and Cabinet structure and a very talented and dedicated workforce across a wide range of services.

 

Package

In addition to joining a great team, you will receive the following:

*A competitive salary.

*Entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme, including Life Assurance.

*Generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days annual leave, (increasing to 32.5 days with continuous service), plus bank holidays.

*Flexible working.

*Access to a range of well-being support initiatives including but not limited to: an Employee Assistance programme, Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle assessments, Cycle to Work programme and discounted KAL gym membership.

Deadline 6 December 2020, Interviews to take place week commencing 14 December 2020

31 January 2021, 11:55 PM

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.

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