Senior Communications Officer

Hybrid working – expected to visit sites and County Hall, Northallerton
£32,910 to £35,745
27 Jan 2022
13 Feb 2022
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We’re looking for a senior communications officer in our digital team to play a lead role delivering both our website for residents and intranet for our staff.

The council’s website is the front door to our services and used millions of times a year by the residents of North Yorkshire. Supporting the team leader, you would manage the content and structure of the website on a day-to-day basis. Showing a passion for writing and delivering excellent and effective content you would also act as a champion for our residents and their customer journey to ensure they can access information and services as easily and effectively as possible.

You would also provide a similar role for our staff intranet, an essential point of news and information for thousands of staff on a daily basis. Creating effective content to keep the council’s staff informed and able to easily access vital information about their role and how to seek support from other teams across the council to ensure the continued effective running of the organisation.

What you will bring:

You must hold a degree level or equivalent qualification in a relevant field or NCTJ qualified level 6.

Demonstrate experience of creating and maintaining websites and their content and structures. Have a proven track record of leading communications projects, in a changing organisational environment, delivering against targets.

Ideally experience of unitary websites but we welcome all applications with experience in creating and maintaining websites.

What’s in it for you.

As a council we are lucky to benefit from access to modern technology enabling us to work from various locations – including other NYCC bases and from home. This post comes as no exception and the successful candidate will have an agile approach to their work, optimising resources and making the most of our flexible working options. We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including continuous professional development; flexible working hours; local government pension scheme; salary sacrifice schemes and employee discount benefits.

This is a great opportunity to lead on the current council’s intranet and website as well as play a major role in the creation of the new council’s website and internet.

If you are interested in a secondment opportunity please obtain authorisation from your Line Manager prior to applying.

Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Dan Morris on

Key dates

Closing date: 13th February

Interview date: week commencing 28th February