Marketing & Communications Officer - Planning & Economic Development

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20212717

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£35,744 - £39,880 Per Annum

Closing date

4 August 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 an exciting opportunity for a talented, creative marketing and communications professional to make a real difference to the city by supporting the planning and economic development teams. Developing and delivering effective marketing strategies to support our strategic objectives in shaping the future of the city and the business, skills training and job opportunities available to its residents, and providing communications and engagement support to ensure residents, businesses, stakeholders and the media are well-informed about these subjects.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need a communications, marketing or PR degree and/or professional qualification OR substantial experience in a communications, marketing or PR role. You will have proven experience successfully leading on marketing and communications for an organisation or major project, as well as 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 should demonstrate proven experience working directly with local communities, using a range of tools to effectively engage with a range of audiences. You will need experience co-ordinating and delivering face-to-face communications with a range of audiences including businesses and the public, including giving confident presentations and running exhibitions, events and roadshows. You should have the confidence to liaise and negotiate with a range of stakeholders, inside and outside the council, and the ability to adapt your approach to your audience.


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 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.