Communications and Marketing Officer

Communications and Marketing Officer

Grade J Salary £30,948 - £35,835

Based In Leeds City Centre

Closing Date – 1st May 2019

The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.

The role

We are looking to appoint a communications and marketing specialist with a passion for making a difference. We are seeking a driven individual with excellent communications skills, experience across the full marketing and communications mix and with a track record in partnership working.

This is a varied role which will suit an adaptable individual, proficient at managing multiple projects and working with a range of stakeholders

You will have

  • experience in developing, delivering and evaluating high impact integrated marketing and communications campaigns
  • experience of managing strategic communications activity including media relations and securing regional and national coverage
  • experience of building relationships and delivering successful partnership activities

The person

You will be educated to degree level or hold a relevant qualification in marketing, PR or communications, or relevant experience of performing in a similar role.  

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Please note:  Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

Please submit your application by Wednesday 1st May.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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