Marketing Communications Manager – Essex Fire & Rescue Service

Posted on: November 1, 2021

Job Title Corporate Communications Manager – Marketing

Directorate Communications, Marketing & Brand

Reporting to Assistant Director

Grade Grade 10

Salary c.£42,821 – c.£47,747 per annum

Working Hours 37 per week

Contract Fixed-term contract (maternity cover, anticipated to be for up to nine months)

We’re looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on a nine-month fixed term contract.
Our mission is to make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel, and when they’re done right the safety campaigns we run help to change people’s behaviour and make a real difference to our communities.
We need a brilliant communicator who can manage a small team, producing engaging communications across a wide-range of print and digital media for all our audiences.

No two days are the same; we need a fast-paced thinker and confident individual who works to high standards and challenging deadlines. Flexibility, a can-do attitude and the ability to develop excellent collaborative relationships with partners will all be second nature.
As part of a rota system that provides a 24/7 media service, you’ll also help report Service incidents to the press and the public via our website and social media.

Our people are our service, and we all play a role in making Essex a safe place to live, work and travel. We know that for many of our support colleagues, there are various ways and places to work that can then lead to better delivery outcomes. That’s because, for some, work is something you do, not somewhere you go. So, we trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the role, you will have

• Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma or Certificate and / or a degree or professional qualification in public relations, or equivalent.
• Proven track record in managing successful marketing campaigns which have delivered against objectives.
• Experience of producing advertising copy, media releases and PR materials, often to tight deadlines
• Experience of managing a diverse group of staff to ensure effective service delivery

How to apply

You are required to submit a supporting statement of no more than 1000 words detailing how you meet the essential criteria from the person specification and would be an ideal candidate for the role. Please ensure you have uploaded the supporting statement before clicking Apply.

Assessment and selection

The assessment activity will involve a combination of values and leadership, and job specific assessments:

Stage 1
• Shortlisting

Stage 2
• Values & leadership presentation; job specific interview;

Should you wish to have an informal discussion with regards to the role, please contact Emily Cheyne, Assistant Director on 07736198279 or via [email protected]

Closing date to be considered for this vacancy is 12pm, Thursday 4th November 2021

We anticipate the interviews will be held virtually in the week commencing 8 November 2021

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.

You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Click here for full job description and application form.

Author: Jade Bolton
Categories: News

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