Communications Manager Communications Manager …

DWP Digital
in Eccles, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 05 Mar 21
GBP35310 - GBP40666 per annum
DWP Digital
in Eccles, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 05 Mar 21
GBP35310 - GBP40666 per annum
Briefing Manager: Up to £40,666, 27% pension, flexible working DWP is a growing, and our part in DWP's COVID-19 response means interest in our work had never been greater. We want a Briefing Manager to help us meet that demand.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We're hiring a Briefing Manager for an exciting content creation and management role.

DWP Digital is transforming DWP's services by unlocking the potential of leading edge technologies and ways of working. We want to make it quicker, easier and less costly for DWP's 20 million customers to get the support they need.

Our Digital Engagement team works at the heart of DWP Digital delivering award winning communications and marketing support. We're helping specialist communities of digital, data and technology experts to grow and engage.

We help DWP colleagues understand how digital is changing the way we work, and we're building the profile and reputation of DWP Digital externally.

DWP is a growing organisation and our part in DWP's COVID-19 response means our profile has never higher. There has never been more interest in what DWP Digital is doing.

So we're looking for someone talented, energetic and politically astute, with exceptional content writing and organisational skills to create the high quality, pitch-perfect messaging and copy we need to meet this growing demand.

Duties. Work. Projects.

It's your job to make sure DWP Digital communicates with clarity, impact and consistency across a wide range of official channels and products.

You'll collate and produce quality content to serve corporate publications, Parliamentary briefings (including Parliamentary Questions and Select Committee briefings), Freedom of Information requests and internal briefings, presentations and more.

You'll be comfortable building strong relationships across a complex organisation, so you understand our strategies, priorities and achievements. And you'll use the resulting information to develop and maintain a repository of up-to-date messages and narratives.

You'll have the professional confidence and credibility to work with colleagues at the highest level, understanding their needs and working at pace to co-create and get sign off for consistently high quality content.

This is serious stuff, with an audience including politicians and journalists, but you'll be able to pull together the right content - watertight and well-positioned - for the right people.

You'll also become a key member of our supportive, friendly Digital Engagement team, where you'll help us find ways to make our multi-site community work even better together.

Durability. Wordcraft. People:

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • You have a proven record of delivery in a communications or briefing role within a complex or technical environment, with evidence of translating challenging topics into clear, concise and relevant content in high profile products;
  • You have strong communications skills - especially in copywriting - with the ability to create exemplary written and visual content which is tailored to the audience
  • You're effective when working in demanding roles, with evidence of ability to work confidently, credibly and effectively with senior colleagues
  • You have sound judgement and political astuteness, and capability to understand both the bigger picture and essential detail
  • You build build productive relationships and networks with large groups of colleagues across organisational boundaries and of different professions;
  • You have the resilience, flexibility and project management skills to work at pace across multiple demands while maintaining quality throughout.

You'll need to demonstrate these in your formal application on Civil Service Jobs. Use your application - and especially your personal statement - as an opportunity to really show off your skills, as well as your ability to write good, strong, clear and persuasive copy.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in our one of brilliant Digital hubs in your choice of Blackpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester or London.

We have all the tools and tech we need to work flexibly. We're currently working at home due to Covid-19 and some ongoing remote and flexible working will be available once we get back to something like normal.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £40,666, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

CLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application on Civil Service Jobs.

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