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Head of Communications & MarketingRef: RMBC/17/00726

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Assistant Chief Executive's
Communications & Marketing
Based at:  Riverside House
Salary details: £53,687 - £57,452 per annum 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 05 November 2017
Interview date:
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We are looking for a new Head of Communications & Marketing to bring their experience, creative drive and best industry practice to play in this key role in shaping the future of Rotherham MBC. The council is changing, learning from the past and working hard to improve and build a new future.

It goes without saying that you will be an experienced communications leader who connects with our purpose, vision and values. You will have substantial experience of delivering a best in class communications service to a large complex public facing organisation. You will know and understand the importance of our external profile and brand, as well as the integral connection between colleague engagement and internal communications. You will work closely with the Leader and Chief Executive in helping define and realise the Communications Strategy and Service Plan.

You will be responsible for the management and creative leadership of how we communicate and keep all our residents both informed and engaged. You will provide vision and technical proficiency, combined with the competent use of resources and systems to ensure our profile, narrative and reputation is both recognised and valued within the borough, in our workplace, as well as by our residents and partners. You will be an excellent manager who will embrace the council’s values and behaviours and able to lead the Communications and Marketing Team through this new phase in Rotherham’s journey.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Shokat Lal, Assistant Chief Executive on 01709 822773.

The selection process for this role will consist of an assessment centre and final interview, details of which will be provided to shortlisted applicants as soon as possible after the closing date.

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

This post is classed as 'politically restricted' under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

In order to support the Council’s requirement to save a further £41 million from its budget, by collective agreement, from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 there is a temporary 1.15% pay reduction from the advertised substantive salary quoted, which will be spread out by means of a weekly/monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part time workers and new starters in year) will be granted.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions). Further information can be found at www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

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