Communications Manager Communications Manager …

DWP Digital
in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP36000 - GBP37996 per annum
DWP Digital
in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP36000 - GBP37996 per annum
Digital Engagement & Communications Manager: Up to £37,996, 27%+ pension, felxible working and great benefits DWP. Digital with Purpose. We're looking for a brilliant digital communications manager to join our team

Digital Engagement & Communications Manager: Up to £37,996, 27%+ pension, felxible working and great benefits

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP Digital offers uniquely challenging and fulfilling careers for people interested in using their skills to make a genuine difference to society. We're part of the UK's biggest government department, and along with 83,000 colleagues, we support 20 million people every day to help them to find work and save for their future. Few other organisations globally provide the same opportunity to apply next-generation digital technology on a massive scale to issues which touch the lives of so many.

The Digital Communication and Engagement team works at the heart of the organisation, setting out the overall strategy and role for communications and engagement across Digital. The team develops innovative communications strategies and delivery plans to engage multiple audiences on the DWP Digital story.

We're helping our digital, data and technology communities of practice to grow, engaging colleagues on our vision and priorities, and involving colleagues in shaping our organisation. We help our colleagues across DWP understand how digital is changing the way we work with customers and with each other.

And we're building the profile and reputation of DWP Digital externally too, publicising the exciting work we do to help us attract and retain the talent we need to continue to transform our services.

We want you to help us.

You and your role

As an Digital Communication and Engagement Manager, you'll develop engaging content and effective delivery plans using audience insight, channel expertise and your creative communications skills.

You'll work collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues across and beyond DWP Digital to define, deliver and evaluate the DWP Digital story to internal audiences.

You'll help colleagues translate technical issues into relevant and understandable content which resonates with your audiences.

You'll provide expert advice to colleagues within and beyond your team on the best way of engaging audiences, and come up with imaginative solutions to specific engagement challenges.

You'll also build a strong understanding of your audiences, and use evaluation to continually refine your delivery.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

  • You have experience of effective delivery and team working within a communication and engagement role.
  • You are confident at developing outline communication plans, identifying the most effective channels and tools to engage audiences and maximise reach.
  • You're good at creating engaging content for different channels and audiences ensuring tone, language and format of communication is effective and accessible to maximise impact.
  • You have experience of using professional expertise and political judgement to devise, deliver and evaluate effective communications in a large or complex organisation.
  • You're confident at producing and evolving creative content over longer-term, sustained communication activities as well as on demand production to support internal and external events.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, with proven ability to manage budgets.

Where will you work?

You'll join our team in our brilliant hub in Newcastle. We're just a short walk from Longbenton Metro. We've great facilities including a gym, sports courts and great lunch options. Find out more here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £37,996, 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 and 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
  • Sports and social activities
  • Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, career pathways and progression opportunities, and guaranteed 5-days formal learning per year.

How to apply: click apply for more information and to submit a formal application via our web portal.

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