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Communications Officer (maternity cover)

Cumberland Council
Carlisle, Cumbria
£42,403 - £43,421
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Full time

Cumberland Council is a dynamic and forward-thinking authority dedicated to enhancing public services, shaping a better future for our communities. Committed to fostering a thriving community, we aspire to develop and maintain excellent services that prioritise the health and well-being of our residents.

Nestled in the heart of a stunning landscape, Cumberland stands as a testament to a picturesque environment that enhances the quality of life for its residents. At the core of our vision is a commitment to people – both within our vibrant communities and among our dedicated staff. Health and well-being are integral to everything we do, underscoring every initiative and ensuring unparalleled support for all residents.

Embark on the journey to a vibrant future with us, where impactful service delivery and active community engagement unfold against the stunning canvas of Cumberland's breathtaking scenery. Together, let's shape a community that's as dynamic and inclusive as our landscape. Be a part of the transformation! #WeAreCumberland

About this opportunity:

Cumberland Council is an ambitious authority that aims to shape public services for the better building on the best and transforming them for the future. We want to create and sustain the best set of services for our communities to ensure all our residents are getting the help and support they need. Effective communication has never been more important, and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team on a permanent basis.

People are our strong point - in our communities and in our staff - and they are continuously the focus of our efforts.

We have an exciting opportunity within our friendly communications team for an experienced communications officer to join us for 12 months to support a range of council services, with a particular focus on adult social care and housing.

As well as great personal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels, you will have extensive and current experience in communications, engagement, media and marketing and be able to provide quality strategic advice and support to senior officers and elected members.

You will have a strong track record in delivery, great attention to detail, excellent judgement and a flexible ‘can do’ attitude.

If you would like an informal chat or to find out more about this role, please contact

What can we offer you!

  • Competitive rates of pay
    25-31 days holiday each year plus bank holiday allowance
    Leave Purchase Scheme
    Learning and development opportunities
    Flexible working arrangements to help with work/life balance
    • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme with defined benefit plans securing your future
    • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
    • Money off your local gym including Better, Newfield Health, The Gym Group and Lifestyle Fitness
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Eye Test Voucher
    • 20% off a Vodafone mobile phone contract for you and up to 5 family and friends
    • Various discount schemes including RAC roadside recovery discount and money off local supportive businesses
    • Employee assistance programme including free counselling through Able Futures
    • Thriving and inclusive workplace culture commitment throughout all service

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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