Being a Devon lad born and bred, I know that Dorset’s a pretty nice place to live. But not as nice as Devon of course.
So if you’re looking for a public sector communications job it’s worth checking out a role that was emailed to me by Colin Wood, Head of Communications at West Dorset District Council.
He’s looking for a Communications Team Leader for his team. Here’s the lowdown on the role:
We need someone to lead the team that is responsible for all West Dorset District Council’s internal and external communications.
There are some big communications challenges ahead, including proposals to merge our workforce with Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s and to move to smaller and more efficient offices in Dorchester.
The successful candidate will:
- Be inspirational – you must be able to motivate others and quickly gain the confidence of senior management and councillors
- Hate jargon – we need someone who can communicate complex issues and topics in a way that makes sense to staff and local people
- Be versatile and very organised – you will be involved in a number of high profile projects at the same time, while supervising the work of others
- Make sound decisions and act quickly – on behalf of the council and your team
The post suits someone already working in communications with a track record of producing innovative and creative campaigns and who can show that they are ready to step up to a role in which they can inspire a team of people.
For more information check out the job ad here.