Communications and Campaigns Manager – Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Location:

Based at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Sadler Road, Winsford, CW7 2FQ

Hours:

37 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work required, plus participation in out-of-hours media liaison officer rota (approximately one week in seven)

Salary:

Starting salary of £34,834 within the Salary Scale SO2, range £34,834 – £36,648 per annum based on experience

Closing date:

Monday 1 July 2024 at 9am

Are you a confident and creative communications professional wanting to pursue a highly rewarding career with one of the country’s leading emergency services?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s award-winning Communications and Engagement Department as our Communications and Campaigns Manager.

You will be a key member of a friendly and forward-thinking team that works hard to keep the public, our colleagues and our partners engaged in the Service’s life-saving work.

No two days are ever the same in our fast-paced department. Your responsibilities will include managing our communications and campaigns officers and supporting them to seek out news stories and share them through media releases, digital content and publications. You will also advise colleagues on communications solutions and issues, develop and evaluate internal and external campaigns using OASIS methodology, support events, and engage with the media about incidents and other issues affecting our Service.

You will have excellent writing and presentation skills, an eye for a good news story and a nose for potential reputational issues. You will also be a problem solver and be able to build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

In return, you’ll have access to ongoing professional development, the opportunity to get involved in the life of our Service through our vibrant staff inclusion networks and social sections and the chance to make a real difference to the communities we serve.

CFRS offers an excellent benefits package to all our staff including a Local Government Pension Scheme, attractive holiday entitlement, training and development opportunities and access to free parking and on site gym.

Further information, a full job description and application form can be found using the links to the right, or alternatively contact the HR Recruitment Team at recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Notes before completing your application.

General Information

Job Description

Application Guidance Notes

Application Form

Please return completed application forms via email to recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk quoting job reference 10/24/CCM

Closing date for applications is Monday 1 July 2024 9am.

Interviews will take place on Friday 19 July at our Winsford Headquarters and will include a short presentation.

Salary: NA

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: July 1 2024

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