Public Affairs Officer

Job Details

Bromley Council Public Affairs is looking for a temporary employee to join the busy Public Affairs Team reporting to the Public Affairs Executive and the Head of Public Affairs. The Council’s Public Affairs Communications team is small and multi-disciplined and works in a hybrid way both from home and in the office two days a week, or where needed. Attendance at occasional evening meetings is required.

The successful candidate will be a professional communications self-starter who can undertake the following role and has the competencies and skills to fulfil a wide range of communications needs: The Role

• Undertake duties with minimum level of direct supervision.

• Be able to think strategically.

• Able to plan a communications strategy and action plan around any of the council’s services with a particular emphasis initially on Housing, Planning, Regeneration and Strategic Property.

• Able to research, write and produce materials targeted at a variety of different audiences both internal and external.

• Deliver the communications plan, to include, writing press releases, web material, leaflets, newsletters, magazine articles and social media.

• Able, or willing to learn, to produce video content where required. Editing skills useful but not essential.

• Knowledge of working in a political environment would be useful.

• Experience of working in a team – this role will report to the Public Affairs Executive and the Head of Service.

• Experience of working at all levels – this role can include working with Heads of Service, directors and Portfolio holders and ward councilors.

Umbrella hourly rate: