Public Health Senior Communications Executive

Job specification

Contract type:
Fixed term contract for 2 years
£27,966 to £31,832 p.a.
Closing date:
Job reference:
Interview date:
w/c 05/07/52021
Date posted:
Job overview

Swindon Borough Council is seeking to recruit an experienced and motivated individual to provide communications and marketing expertise and support to the Public Health Team. This role is a full time, fixed term for two years but flexible hours will be considered for the right candidate.

Our vision is to create healthy, strong and resilient communities and our highly successful Public Health team works to improve and protect the health of Swindon residents, tackle health inequalities and protect the most vulnerable.

The successful candidate will lead and develop a marketing and communications strategy to drive healthy behaviour change across Swindon with a focus on prevention and management of Covid-19 as well as priority campaigns/projects relating to public health and the implementation of the Local Outbreak Management Plan. 

Main duties of the job

This role will plan, deliver and evaluate campaigns and communications support according to public health priorities in Swindon, using audience insight to determine the most effective messaging and channels. Candidates will need to be self-driven, confident and able to work using own initiative to identify and implement creative and innovative solutions to communication challenges and requirements.

Excellent communication skills are required to work directly with elected members, officers and partnership organisations to gain their buy-in and involvement in communications activity, offering advice on the best approach and reputational risks and benefits. 

This role is home-based working at the present time, but with a requirement to be able to travel to Swindon Borough Council offices, Central Swindon and across the Borough as required. Swindon Borough Council terms and conditions apply to this role.

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

About us

Make a difference, make it better, make it right - putting Swindon and its people at the heart of everything we do.

We are committed to providing our employees with a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

Our current benefits include:

•    Flexible working 
•    25 days holiday
•    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
•    Purchase of annual leave
•    Leisure and Legal Services discounts
•    Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts

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