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Digital Communications and Campaigns Officer

Job Reference randw/TP/17402/7136

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Full Time (36 hours)
Contract Details:
Two Year Fixed Term Contract
£40,854 - £49,503
Working Hours:
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Wandsworth, London
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Communications / Marketing / PR
Chief Executive
Business Area:
CID - Change and Customer Experience

About Us

Digital Communications and Campaigns Officer

Wandsworth Council is a dynamic local authority in London, committed to delivering excellent services and making a positive impact on our diverse community. We are looking for a talented Digital Communications and Campaigns Officer to join our team and help us effectively communicate our initiatives, engage residents, and drive positive change in the borough. Check out the other communications roles we're recruiting to via

The Communications Team is at the centre of the Council and has a high impact on the services and audiences it serves.  It provides strategic leadership on media relations, public relation, event management, community engagement, publications, social media management and monitoring, branding, design and the councils websites.  It is also responsible for the operational oversight, delivery and coordination of all communications activity across the wider council.

As the Digital Communications and Campaigns Officer you will be responsible for developing and implementing communication plans to promote Wandsworth Council's projects, policies, and services. You will support behaviour change campaign efforts, communications planning, storytelling and content creation across the organisation, and identify and deliver proactive PR initiatives to enhance the council's reputation.

You will be required to:

  • Develop and executing digital communication strategies to promote the organization's objectives and campaigns. You will play a key role in enhancing the organization's online presence, engaging with stakeholders, and driving impactful campaigns across various digital platforms.
  • Make informed and expert decisions around the right communications solution to a range of council initiatives.
  • Plan, execute, and optimise digital advertising campaigns across various platforms, such as Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and LinkedIn Ads, to increase reach and engagement.
  • Lead account areas working with Cabinet members, senior leaders, external stakeholders and suppliers.

You will have:

  • Proven experience in digital communications, social media management, and campaign development.
  • Knowledge of SEO principles, digital advertising best practices, and emerging trends in digital communications.
  • Excellent project management, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Closing Date:  5th June 2024

Shortlisting Date: 10th June 2024

Interview Date: w/c 17 June 2024 (interviews will be via video call - questions will be shared in advance)

Test/Presentation: In person written test and group exercise w/c 17th June – Wandsworth Town Hall. 

This is a two-year fixed term contract. This is a hybrid role working 2-3 days from Wandsworth Council offices/out and about in the borough and the rest from home.

 Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised. 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.

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