Communications and Campaigns Manager

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Communications and Campaigns Manager

Starting Salary of £34,834 within the Salary Scale SO2, range £34,834 – £36,648 per annum based on experience

37 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work required, plus participation in out-of-hours media liaison officer rota (approximately one week in seven)

Permanent

Based at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Sadler Road, Winsford, CW7 2FQ

Are you a confident and creative communications professional wanting to pursue a highly rewarding career with one of the country’s leading emergency services?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s award-winning Communications and Engagement Department as our Communications and Campaigns Manager.

You will be a key member of a friendly and forward-thinking team that works hard to keep the public, our colleagues and our partners engaged in the Service’s life-saving work.

No two days are ever the same in our fast-paced department. Your responsibilities will include managing our communications and campaigns officers and supporting them to seek out news stories and share them through media releases, digital content and publications. You will also advise colleagues on communications solutions and issues, develop and evaluate internal and external campaigns using OASIS methodology, support events, and engage with the media about incidents and other issues affecting our Service.

You will have excellent writing and presentation skills, an eye for a good news story and a nose for potential reputational issues. You will also be a problem solver and be able to build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

In return, you’ll have access to ongoing professional development, the opportunity to get involved in the life of our Service through our vibrant staff inclusion networks and social sections and the chance to make a real difference to the communities we serve.

CFRS offers an excellent benefits package to all our staff including a Local Government Pension Scheme, attractive holiday entitlement, training and development opportunities and access to free parking and on site gym.

Further information, a full job description and application form can be found below, or alternatively contact the HR Recruitment Team at recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Notes below before completing your application.

Please return completed application forms via email to recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk quoting job reference 10/24/CCM

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st July 2024 9am.

Interviews will take place on Friday 19 July at our Winsford Headquarters and will include a short presentation.

Workplace Adjustments and Accommodations

It is important that you consider at an early stage of the process if you would like to request arrangements that will assist you in completing the selection process. For example, in relation to disability; a neurodiverse condition such as dyslexia; pregnancy; religion or belief; or injury etc. Any requests for workplace adjustments will be treated with the utmost confidence. For support or further information please email: recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory Standard Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is committed to keeping vulnerable adults, children and young people safe from harm in all of the work that CFRS undertakes. CFRS recognises that it has a legal and moral obligation to safeguard these groups of people. Furthermore, it acknowledges that the protection of vulnerable adults, children and young people from harm is the responsibility of everybody within the organisation.

To apply for this job please visit www.cheshirefire.gov.uk.