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Senior Mayoral Communications Officer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: CDD/24/273369
  • Published: Fri 08/03/2024, 8:56 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/04/2024, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,450- £44,941
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

Do you want the chance to get involved in some of the biggest issues affecting the Liverpool City Region? 

This is a key role working as part of the Mayor of the Liverpool City Region’s busy private office where no two days are the same. Providing the expertise that helps shape our communications policy, you will be a strong communicator with a track record of success delivering media and communications support in a high-profile or political organisation. 

 

Role overview: 

This role involves creating high quality media and communications, ensuring deadlines are met and an effective dialogue with media. It’s an active role that will involve accompanying the Mayor to events, writing and editing articles, briefings and statements on his behalf, as well as being a vital part of an office that works flexibly to support and assist the Mayor.

This role is a challenging but rewarding role that involves leading multi-channel communication campaigns to enhance the profile of the Mayor Combined Authority.

You need to have excellent written, verbal and people skills, proven experience dealing with a wide range of different media and advising the Mayor and other senior figures in a fast-paced, demanding environment. You must have the ability to think on your feet, respond quickly to media enquiries, generate great coverage through creative ideas and demonstrate extensive knowledge of digital and social media. 

This is a temporary position for maternity cover, lasting 12 months.

 

Key role and responsibilities: 

  • •You will play a key role leading on multi-channel communication campaigns to raise the profile of the Metro Mayor and the work of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
  • •Work with the Mayor’s Office and communications team to deliver timely, impactful, proactive and reactive media content, and provide accurate briefing and advice as required.
  • •Developing media strategies, creating and managing content across various platforms, and maintaining relationships with media and stakeholders.
  • •The position requires political awareness, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work flexibly and under pressure.

 

Required skills and knowledge: 

  • •Excellent writing skills and ability to adapt copy for a range of audiences and channels.
  • •Able to translate complex/technical information into plain English.
  • •You will be flexible and able to demonstrate the same level of enthusiasm whether you’re working with a local community group or working with the Mayor to promote an issue of national significance.
  • •Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the Liverpool City Region and the issues facing a growing city region.
  • •Commitment to values and principles of the Mayor and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

What we can offer you:  

  • •Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
  • •Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days rising to 34 days after 5 years service , as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 10 additional days
  • •Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
  • •Flexible and hybrid working with role dependent overtime and enhanced pay
  • •24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling services
  • •Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
  • •Bike to Work Scheme
  • •Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning

 

The Liverpool City Region’s diversity is one of our biggest assets and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects that diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

If you think you match the job description and our values then click on the link to apply, indicating how you meet the person specification. 

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

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  • Job Description
  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: CDD/24/273369
  • Published: Fri 08/03/2024, 8:56 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/04/2024, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,450- £44,941
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

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