Job vacancy: Communications Officer (maternity cover) CLOSED

Communications Officer Maternity Cover

(based at Lewes Town Hall)

19 hours per week – fixed term contract for up to 10 months

Scale 4 Spinal Column Point 7 £11,487 fixed

Lewes Town Council is the parish authority for the town of Lewes. The council provides a range of services and facilities including allotments, three community venues, a Community Grant scheme as well as owning Pells pool, lake and recreation ground, Lewes Priory and 44 hectares of open downland at Landport Bottom.

The council is seeking a self-motivated professional to join our friendly team working to deliver proactive, creative and effective communications that increase awareness of and engagement with the council’s functions, facilities and services.

If you thrive in a busy work environment and enjoy variety in your work, then this could be the ideal job for you.

The post holder will provide communications advice and support to the organisation to maximise impact of council activities and services, as well as ensuring routine provision of information.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are vital in this role, with the ability to write positive media stories to promote the Town Council’s services. Proven experience in the use of ICT to deliver communications through a variety of media and channels is also essential.

Other duties include providing administrative support for the organisation, as well as attending some evening and weekend events and meetings.

Job details and an application form are available to download from our website, or contact us for a pack. Applicants should make clear in their application why they are interested in the position, and what relevant skills and experience they have, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification. For further information about this opportunity contact Laura Chrysostomou, Town Clerk.

Benefits include 22 days annual leave, bank holidays and 3 statutory days at Christmas as well as membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Town Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Monday 28 November 2022 at midnight

Interview Date: Monday 5 December 2022