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Assistant Head of Communications

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 14 £51,869 - £57,639 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
28 July 2024

Are you looking to take the next step in your communications career?

If you’re ready, Derbyshire County Council is more than big enough to grow your ambition.

We deliver services to 800,000 residents across 350,000 households, from tiny rural villages to large market towns, all with their individual communication needs.

Derbyshire is a large county, with Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester all surrounding our border.

We’re one of the largest employers in the region with 12,000 colleagues running our services – and we’re a really great place to work.

As a forward-looking council, we’re focussed on transforming our services for our residents and our employees. We’re now part of the East Midlands Combined County Authority which brings even bigger and brighter opportunities for the future.

The communications team you would be helping to lead has the skills, experience, commitment, enthusiasm and an excellent reputation internally and externally.

Like you, we have big ambitions – come and join us and help us to play a leading role in shaping the future of our organisation.

 You are

  • a talented and committed communications professional with expertise in media relations, PR, marketing, public affairs, campaigns, crisis and resilience management, digital and websites, publications, internal and change communications
  • passionate about public services and the power of strategic communications to deliver the council’s strategy and improve the lives of people in all our communities.

We are inviting CVs for this role. Please read the job description and person profile for the essential criteria.

To arrange an informal chat about this role, please email ceri.davies@derbyshire.gov.uk 

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


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This role currently offers hybrid working options which will be to subject service needs, there'll be an opportunity to discuss working arrangements for this position at interview.