Marketing Communications Officer (Sustainable travel)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20220790

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£36,370 - £40,578 Per Annum

Closing date

7 August 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 city that is going places. Addressing climate change head on, making travel more accessible, and improving safety on the roads are just a few of the ways we are making a real difference to residents, businesses and visitors whilst also supporting the economic growth of the city.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate marketing and communications officer to join the marketing and communications team as we embark on exciting projects to help transform bus travel in Portsmouth. We have been awarded over £58 million to improve bus travel in the city and as marketing and communications officer, you will be involved right from the start, creating and managing the delivery of an inspiring marketing, communications and engagement plan in collaboration with the bus strategy delivery team. You will hold a pivotal role in this team both listening and providing advice and guidance that ultimately will make a difference to the way people can travel in around Portsmouth.  You will develop exciting, vibrant campaigns that market new bus offerings and promote behaviour change. You will be making a real difference to people’s lives including residents, commuters, visitors, students and council staff.


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.  Previous knowledge of sustainable transport is desirable but not essential

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 have 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 behavioural change/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. 

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.