Marketing Communications Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20222771

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£36,370 - £40,578 Per Annum

Closing date

5 June 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

The marketing communications officer is responsible for providing the council with professional marketing support, leading on a range of marketing campaigns and activity designed to drive positive behaviour change and to support commercial and income generation opportunities. This includes developing ambitious campaign plans, working with our in-house graphic design studio, market insight and web development teams to deliver work on time and to budget.

Supported by the wider marketing and communications team, this role is responsible for researching, preparing and delivering creative targeted marketing campaigns to support corporate and service objectives. The post holder will need to demonstrate a commercial mindset and be able to show return on marketing investment.

Taking an integrated marketing approach, this role will also require the post-holder to organise and run events, effectively manage the media proactively and reactively (including in emergency or crisis situations) and engage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a great all-round marketing communications professional who combines a range of skills and experience with a good track record developing and delivering successful targeted marketing and communications strategies and campaigns designed to engage a wide range of target audiences, delivering results to clear SMART objectives.

You will have experience co-ordinating and delivering face-to-face communications with a range of audiences, including giving confident presentations and running exhibitions, events and roadshows. You will also have proven experience of effective use of web, social media and e-marketing and proven experience of effective media management, including crisis communications, as well as knowledge and experience of market research and social marketing.

You will be confident in liaising and negotiating with a range of stakeholders, inside and outside the council, and you will have the ability to adapt your approach to your audience.

As well as have excellent time management skills, you will have the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise a hefty workload.  If you have the drive and determination to 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 post is politically restricted under the terms of 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.