Stakeholder Communications & Engagement Officer PO4
Communicating Public Service
Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work, whereas we do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in. We’re looking for candidates with drive, tenacity and creativity to help us build on our successes as the MJ Local Authority of the Year 2019 and the Mayor of London’s first-ever London Borough of Culture and so expectations, confidence and ambitions are high - and we need people to match. 92% of residents feel well-informed about the borough and the communications team sits at the heart of this, delivering award-winning campaigns that have real, measurable impacts alongside expert media and reputation management that delivers investment to drive change and create jobs.
We are looking for people with a range of skills and experience that add to and complement the existing team’s expertise. Those looking for an easy ride need not apply, but for those with the drive to work on the challenges of Covid-19 at the same time as tackling inequality, climate change, the housing crisis and hate crime in partnership with our residents and businesses then we can offer you an exciting, challenging and rewarding work environment in which you can thrive.
We are keen to hear from all applicants who fit the criteria. Because we are clear that a combination of difference in our teams produces the best team performance, we are particularly keen to make sure that the applicants include people from ethnic minorities, people who are openly living as LGBTQI, or with a disability. Waltham Forest Council recognises that diversity is a strength and what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances to the Council’s ability to deliver to our staff and residents.
In your application, please make sure you show how you can meet the job-specific accountabilities and demonstrate the experience required.
Readvertised posts - previous applicants need not apply.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council
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