Project Manager - Communications PO4
Do you have the energy and enthusiasm to support the delivery of a strategic, professional, award winning Communications service by establishing and managing a range of processes, proposals and projects that enable the wider communications team to support colleagues in Council service delivery teams to achieve their business objectives – to the benefit residents, raise the Council’s profile and build awareness of our services?
Reporting directly to the Director of Communications and Campaigns, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of communications projects across the Council. They will support management by monitoring communication functions in a practical and pragmatic way - ensuring there are clear systems in place for evaluating outcomes, managing risk, and delivering on budget.
We seek a self-starter with high degree of initiative, strong organisational, reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, to join our communications team.
Key skills required to succeed in this role:
- Experience of overseeing the delivery of multiple projects and managing a mixed and varied workload of conflicting priorities responding effectively to the needs of our customers.
- Excellent oral communications skills and the ability to maintain effective relationships at every level of the organisation.
- Good attention to detail, strong organisational skills, and the ability to operate to tight deadlines in highly pressured environments.
- The ability to respond to unpredictable volume of work, with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
- Experience of working as part of a communications team in a complex organisation is desirable.
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
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