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Job Vacancy - Essex County Council Marketing and PR Lead

Date published: 14/01/2019

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Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Now is an exciting time to join us. We’re working with partners across Essex to deliver the most ambitious new garden settlements anywhere in the country. Our freshly created Economy Localities and Public Health function uses a new place-based and integrated approach. This function will help to build the right conditions for inclusive economic growth; improving skill levels, enabling adults to retrain, regenerating town centres, reducing health inequalities, and capitalising on our amazing green spaces, heritage, culture and arts. Sitting at the centre of one of the largest local authorities in the country, the function will foster close collaboration with colleagues across the council and with partners externally. At its heart, it’s about identifying what is important to Essex and our people, and supporting them to realise their aspirations and find a better quality of life.
 
Essex is a diverse county with some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country through to highly affluent communities, which gives us a wide variance in life expectancy and quality. Culture and Green Spaces will deliver exceptional customer experiences, demonstrating the benefit of Essex’s strategic location, with the objective of developing a financially sustainable operation.
 
The Marketing and PR Lead will provide a dedicated, bespoke marketing and PR service across Culture and Green Spaces. Developing and delivering marketing activities which support individual business plans, income targets and strengthen and promote the brand.
 
This role will require a qualification in either Marketing or PR, a good knowledge of the full marketing mix, across all media and channels and demonstrable experience of creating and delivering effective marketing strategies. The ability to build strong working relationships is essential to success.
 
Full job description available here.