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Communications Team Leader

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£30,001 to £35,000
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

Be the for Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes

This is an exciting time to join our multi-award winning communications team.... Cheltenham Borough Council & Cheltenham Borough Homes are developing and implementing a new shared service model across the communications and marketing function and your role will be to give support to our communications and marketing manager to deliver this. You will also help shape & achieve our high value, innovative and consistent approach to our external and internal communications and PR activity, supporting key corporate initiatives including the Golden Valley Development, £180m housing investment plan, No Child Left Behind initiative and our work around the climate change agenda.

You will support and develop our communications team working with proactive and reactive communications activity, including the creation of bold, engaging, innovative social media content, management of the press office, and continued solid, positive internal and external relations with key stakeholders, the press, members, officers and partner organisations.

To be successful you will need:

  • A degree or professional qualification in marketing, public relations or a related discipline or experience of a similar role
  • Experience of supervising a team to deliver engaging, innovative and bold communications for an organisation
  • Proven experience in creating content for social media platforms and for local and specialist media
  • Ability to relate to, and build relationships with, people at all levels

For more information about this role please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

What can we do for you

  • An excellent pension scheme. You will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • A generous holiday entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days after five years. Part-time employees receive a pro rata entitlement of 25 days.
  • A flexible and agile working environment. We aim to provide opportunities to work from home or elsewhere and offer flexibility in working hours.
  • A comprehensive programme of learning and development.
  • Two days paid time off for volunteering.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.
  • An employee counselling service.
  • Free eye tests (for some posts) and contribution towards the cost of glasses.
  • A cycle to work scheme.
  • Low cost town centre parking for some jobs, depending on work location.
  • A commitment to employee wellbeing.


To apply for this position please click on "apply now" within this page to complete an application form and supporting statement together with your CV. Please tell us about your skills, knowledge, qualifications, experience and how they meet the criteria listed above and in the job description/person specification. It's important that we're a good fit for each other, so let us know what's important to you and why you want to work for Cheltenham Borough Council. Your CV will not be available to the hiring manager unless you are shortlisted for interview to assist with our non-biased screening process so please ensure you complete the application form in full.

It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire and provide references; proof of identity, nationality and immigration status; three years' employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


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  • Job Reference: 718908726-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Cheltenham Borough Council
    Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,001 to £35,000
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent