Engagement Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: SEP20212643

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£32,233 - £35,744 Per Annum

Closing date

22 September 2021

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

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic person, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to join our Regeneration Directorate as an Engagement Officer assisting our Strategic Developments team.

As an Engagement Officer for infrastructure projects, you will be responsible for engaging with Portsmouth City Council’s key strategic stakeholders including local residents, businesses, schools, public and private sector partners, neighbouring local authorities and local interest groups. 

The role will assist the project teams in reaching their key stakeholders and audiences, bringing them with us as we work towards creating a city with easy travel that is cleaner, greener and better connected.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to be educated to degree level, or with equivalent relevant qualification or suitable experience in within an engagement role. Ideally, you will have excellent video capturing and editing skills and experience, but it is essential that you understand the approaches to engagement and how to address different audiences. You will have strong influencing and negotiation skills, plus experience of communicating with the public. You will have excellent verbal, written and video communication skills, with the ability to handle complex stakeholder relationship issues in high-pressure situations.

You will have the ability to work independently and proactively, along with the ability to prioritise workload, the ability to plan and monitor project plans, as well as good working knowledge of Microsoft applications and general IT skills, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop is desirable.

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, which ranges from flexible working hours to 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.

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 use a creative, engaging and eye-catching method to apply for this job taking into account the requirements above. 

We look forward to speaking with you soon.