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Communications and Engagement Officer / Full time

Dacorum Borough Council

£32,076 - £33,941

Hemel Hempstead, East of England



Housing and Regeneration

Hemel Garden Communities 

Communications and Engagement Officer Ref: P0782
£32,076 - £33,941 per annum (inclusive of London Fringe Weighting)

It is an exciting time to be working on Hemel Garden Communities, a Garden Communities programme centred in and around Hemel Hempstead. 

Dacorum Borough Council is working with St Albans City and District Council and Hertfordshire County Council to deliver the Hemel Garden Communities growth and transformation programme.

Over the coming years, the Hemel Garden Communities programme will shape the town of Hemel Hempstead and wider connections, benefiting from a minimum of 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs, excellent sustainable transport network, a revitalised town centre and opportunities for new and existing residents and entrepreneurs. The plans will help the area’s economy grow and diversify, particularly in environment, tech and innovation sectors. Investment in open spaces, town-wide walking and cycling routes will support promoting community wellbeing and positive mental health.

Dacorum Borough Council is looking for Communications and Engagement Officer to support the team and the strategy and early delivery stages of Hemel Garden Communities programme.

About the role

The Communications and Engagement Officer will lead on a variety of communications and engagement activities. You will be responsible for leading on stakeholder engagement and co-ordinating resources and input on behalf of the authorities and wider partners to provide single, joined-up messages to the as needed. 

Partnership working is critical to this role and you will be required to work positively with internal and external partners. You will also ensure the two-way flow of relevant information and updates and provide briefings as required.

About you
We are seeking talented, ambitious and motivated professional to work with us to deliver key elements of the growth and transformation programme. You will:
have practical and proven experience of developing and managing a range of workstreams related to your role, with a track record of forging partnerships and engaging communities.
be a solution-focused self-starter, with the confidence and proven ability to drive forward complex workstreams with regular liaison with senior managers, elected members, and a wide range of stakeholders.
Dacorum Borough Council offers generous annual leave, employee benefits scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme and Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). 

Hemel Hempstead is situated along the M1 corridor and close to the M25, with easy links to London and the Home Counties.

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 28 February 2021
Interviews to be held between 15 and 26 March 2021

APPLY BELOW OR HERE: http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/recruitment

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