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senior media relations officer, croydon council

Senior Media Relations Officer

Croydon Council


Grade 12 - £38,376 - £40,218

Closing date: 28 February 2016

Croydon is a distinctive and diverse place and is London’s most populated borough. Croydon is about to undergo the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents and businesses alike.

We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team.

This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.

Are you a skilled and experienced media relations expert with a proactive attitude to engaging the public? Do you have a flair for producing engaging material in a variety of styles – from punchy social media content to 1,000 word technical features?

Do you have a wide range of media contacts, excellent written English and an eye for detail, and the ability to work to tight deadlines? And are you passionate about local government and helping to make places great to live, work and play in?

If you answered yes to these questions, we may have the role you’ve been looking for.

Croydon is an ambitious London borough and the council is leading the way in ensuring that the people and businesses in the area flourish. We have bold plans for taking our communications and engagement service to the next level and are looking for a senior media relations officer to help us raise the council’s profile even higher.

You will help plan, deliver and monitor comprehensive communications programmes across broadcast, print and social media and ensure that our reputation is protected and enhanced in the public arena.

Applicants must have relevant professional experience, demonstrating strong technical and planning skills.

If you are someone who is up for the challenge and keen to make a difference in this exciting London borough then make sure you apply. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Helen Parrott by calling 020 8760 5644, or email

Croydon Council is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

To apply please click here.

Closing date: 28 February 2016

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