Following a review of our communications provision, an exciting opportunity to join one of the countys leading fire and rescue services has arisen.
Reporting to the Chief Fire Officer, the successful applicant will lead a small, established team and be responsible for providing an efficient communications and media relations service. This will include the development, establishment and implementation of effective communication strategies and policies to ensure that all stakeholders are engaged with, and informed about the organisations vision, values and service delivery.
The successful candidate will have experience of
Developing and implementing communications strategies and sophisticated communications plans
Effectively supporting an organisation in improving internal and external communications
Utilising relevant software and analytics tools
Understanding and developing media relations and activities
Leading on internal campaigns to improve employee engagement
Dealing with crisis communications
Candidates must have a Degree (or equivalent) in Media Studies, Journalism, or other appropriate discipline and evidence of prior experience managing communications in other organisations.
This is a real opportunity for an ambitious and skilled communications professional to join a progressive team and an organisation that aims for excellence. The role requires an individual with a visible leadership style, excellent influencing skills and personal values that are aligned to those of the organisation. If you relish a challenge, we want to hear from you.
In return, we offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym. Job share applicants welcome.
Please note that this post is offered initially on a 2 year fixed term contract. There is the possibility of extension by mutual agreement.
WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers. Closing date for all applications is Sunday 18 June 2017 with interviews to take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017.
All correspondence will usually be sent to your email account registered with the online recruitment system rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.
If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed below for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.
Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on jobsindeed or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies and the complete application form via our online WCN vacancy system.