Communications officer (building services)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20223916

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£30,095 - £32,797 Pro Rata

Closing date

25 May 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Portsmouth is a great waterfront city with a bright future. Over the coming years the council’s aim is to support the city to recover and renew following the coronavirus pandemic. We’re doing that by delivering the core services our residents depend on, as well as playing our part in achieving the city vision by working with our partners and communities to tackle health, social and economic inequalities.

Portsmouth City Council has an exciting opportunity for a talented communications professional to play an important role in developing and delivering creative and engaging marketing and communications campaigns for our ambitious building services team based in the council’s housing, neighbourhoods and building services directorate.

Reporting to the marketing and communications officer that supports the directorate, you will be part of the centralised marketing and corporate communications team but will need to forge strong working relationships with stakeholders across housing, neighbourhoods and building services directorate and the wider council. You will deliver a range of communications activity, from delivering reputation-building PR campaigns and engaging with residents, to delivering social media activity (particularly on LinkedIn) and contributing to council publications like Flagship and House Talk.

This post will have a very varied workload, leading on campaigns to engage and enthuse housing tenants, businesses and future staff. You’ll also have an essential role to play in internal communications for the service and the council.

What you’ll need to succeed

We are looking for an excellent all-round communications professional with the right skills and experience but are also seeking a confident and proactive person with the drive to deliver creative and engaging campaigns for building services. 

If you have a communications, marketing or PR degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or appropriate professional qualification or proven experience in communications, PR or marketing.  If you have a good track record developing and delivering successful targeted marketing or communications strategies and campaigns designed to engage a wide range of target audiences, delivering results to clear SMART objectives as well as the enthusiasm, drive and a proactive mindset to spot great opportunities to bring people together in a way that will deliver results then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

This is a politically restricted post under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.