The Roles

Communications Account Lead

£44,607 – £47,511
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policy and communications work understands and speaks directly to our residents and their life experiences. Our communications are absolutely crucial. And their success will be down to you.

As a Communications Account Lead, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. Together, you’ll aim to engage every resident in an extraordinary area. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from creating badly needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

You’ll be the link between Councillors and senior officers, and our talented team. Staying in close contact with your stakeholders, you’ll deliver a comprehensive strategic plan and co-ordinate team resources to provide specialist communications. You’ll also provide expert advice, help to design priority communications projects and then deliver them. It may mean matrix managing beyond your direct team or commissioning external consultants.

Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ll have led communications programmes in a large organisation before. Highly organised and good with people, you’re used to working with residents and elected Members. You can provide clear, concise reports, deal with a wide range contacts and build strong relationships. And in addition, you can grasp the political landscape and drive project progress. What’s more, we’re looking for someone who can represent, understand or at the very least have a track record of working successfully with ethnic minority media channels to be able to inspire and support a diverse set of stakeholders. But you’ll also be ready to listen – especially to our residents. If you’re articulate, politically sensitive and used to managing staff, suppliers and stakeholders, Newham could be the ideal home for your skills.

Ready to reach and engage people borough-wide?

External Communications Manager

£44,607 – £47,511
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policy and communications work understands and speaks directly to our residents and their life experiences. Our communications are absolutely crucial. And their success will be down to you.

As External Communications Manager, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. Together, you’ll aim to engage every resident in an extraordinary area. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering badly needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

Your task is to build a positive image of the Council through multiple media channels. You’ll aim to increase understanding of our ambitions, work and policies among residents, businesses and visitors. To boost engagement with all audiences, you’ll plan and deliver positive media stories and interesting, far-reaching content. Good links with media will be key, so you’ll work to build strong, productive relationships. Meanwhile, you’ll be running a proactive and reactive media service for Members and service areas which promotes our great work.

Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ll be used to delivering good quality, creative content for newspapers, magazines and printed/e-newsletters and social media, both on a local and national level. You manage external media adroitly and have a track record of results. Plus, you bring extensive knowledge of Communications including equalities issues, budgets, data analysis and media relations. What’s more, we’re looking for someone who can represent, understand or at the very least have a track record of working successfully with ethnic minority media channels to be able to inspire and support a diverse set of stakeholders. But you’ll also be ready to listen – especially to our residents. If you’re articulate, politically sensitive and used to managing staff, suppliers and stakeholders, Newham could be the ideal home for your skills.

Ready to reach and engage people borough-wide?

Digital Communications Manager

£44,607 – £47,511
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policy and communications work understands and speaks directly to our residents and their life experiences. Our communications are absolutely crucial. And their success will be down to you.

As Digital Communications Manager, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. Together, you’ll aim to engage every resident in an extraordinary area. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering badly needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

In today’s world, the digital sphere holds more sway than ever. Your task is to lead the digital communications team to develop innovative digital communications for all channels, from social media to our website. We want residents, visitors and businesses to have a better picture of what we do and a more positive image of the council. And that means creating compelling comms that and reach out and encourage interaction. You’ll also provide a media and social media service for Members and service areas.And to get our messages out the wider world, you’ll need to build strong relationships with local and national media.

Degree-educated (or equivalent) with an industry-recognised qualification, you’ll be skilled at creating good quality, creative content for digital media as well as superb websites. Your technical knowledge covers web-based systems and the latest versions of industry-standard design and digital media software, plus video production, content management and data analysis. And, on top of that, you can build great working relationships with staff, contractors and stakeholders.

Ready to reach and engage people borough-wide?

Digital Communications Officer

£36,711 - £39,774
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policy and communications work understands and speaks directly to our residents and their life experiences. Our communications are absolutely crucial. And their success will be down to you.

As Digital Communications Officer, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. Together, you’ll aim to engage every resident in an extraordinary area. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering badly needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

Working as part of a large Communications and Campaigns team, you’ll help to translate strategy into output. Your aim? To improve the Council’s image through multiple channels and interesting, high quality content. It’s all about building a better picture of our ambitions, work and policies among residents, businesses and visitors. That means developing our websites, managing the flow of contact to social media platforms and creating clear, concise copy.

Degree-educated (or equivalent) or working towards a relevant professional qualification, you’re already digitally savvy. You can create and manage websites, use content management systems and draw on knowledge of web, design and digital software products. Because we want everyone to be able to access our content, you’ll also understand relevant accessibility standards. And thanks to your brilliant people skills, you can work with a wide range of stakeholders, influence, present and build strong relationships.

Ready to reach and engage people borough-wide?

External Communications Officer (Fixed Term Contract for 6 Months)

£36,711 - £39,774
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policy and communications work understands and speaks directly to our residents and their life experiences. Our communications are absolutely crucial. And their success will be down to you.

As External Communications Officer, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. Together, you’ll aim to engage every resident in an extraordinary area. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering badly needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

Your task is to build a positive image of the Council through multiple media channels. You’ll aim to increase understanding of our ambitions, work and policies among residents, businesses and visitors. To boost engagement with all audiences, you’ll plan and deliver positive media stories and interesting, far-reaching content. Good links with media will be key, so you’ll work to build strong, productive relationships. Meanwhile, you’ll be supporting a proactive and reactive media service for Members and service areas which promotes our great work.

Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ll be used to delivering good quality, creative content for newspapers, magazines and printed/e-newsletters and social media, both on a local and national level. You’ll deliver external media adroitly and have a track record of results. Plus, you bring extensive knowledge of Communications including equalities issues, budgets, data analysis and media relations. What’s more, we’re looking for someone who can represent, understand or at the very least have a track record of working successfully with ethnic minority media channels to be able to inspire and support a diverse set of stakeholders. But you’ll also be ready to listen – especially to our residents. If you’re articulate, politically sensitive and able to find create great stories, Newham could be the ideal home for your skills.

Ready to reach and engage people borough-wide?

Head of Policy

Salary - £51,309 - £62,697
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

As Head of Policy, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. You’ll aim to develop policy which will benefit every resident and engage them in the important work we do. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering much needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

You’ll lead our Policy team to provide the Mayor, Members and senior Council officers with sound, strategic advice on policy and political issues. It’s a chance to work within the Council’s corporate centre and contribute to our leadership and direction. Day to day, you’ll be developing and articulating policy for the borough, overseeing our policy development and ensuring your team give their best. At the same time, you’ll be building relationships with decision-makers and opinion-formers while keeping a close eye on the national policy landscape.

At this level, you’ll need extensive experience in public sector policy development. With your excellent people skills and knowledge of political structures, you’ll quickly become a respected and trusted figure. You’ll be comfortable working with senior politicians and staff, leading teams and developing work programmes. Articulate and persuasive, you can advocate, negotiate and get the best out of people.

Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough?

External Funding Lead

Salary - £44,607 - £47,511
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

As External Funding Lead, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council.
You’ll aim to help Newham access grants and funding that can make a real difference to our residents.
As we shape our borough and the future, we want to ensure we access the funding and support that makes our work have even greater impact. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

You’ll help us obtain external funding in a tough financial climate. Working with colleagues Council-wide and partners including Newham’s faith and voluntary sectors, you’ll identify projects that would benefit from funding. You’ll then prepare viable bids, making clear, well evidenced cases. To stand the best chance of obtaining funds, it’s essential that you understand local, regional, national and other funding sources.

As well as preparing bids, you’ll develop our external funding strategy and the way we monitor sources of funding. You must therefore be an experienced professional, with a successful track record in your field. With this background, you’ll be able to manage strategies, evaluate bids and build great working relationships. An expert on the external funding landscape, you’ll excellent judgment and good project management skills.

Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough?

Principal Policy Officer

Salary - £44,607 - £47,511
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

As Principal Policy Officer, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. You’ll aim to develop policy which will benefit every resident and engage them in the important work we do. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering much needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

Reporting to the Head of Policy, you’ll co-ordinate policy for the Mayor’s Office and Corporate Management Team. It means developing Mayoral priority policies, finding creative answers to policy problems and supervising Policy Officers. You’ll also be responsible for articulating strategic policy and the borough’s vision. You’ll also make sure that everyone understands our thinking and direction – our colleagues, partners and communities, and the wider country.

Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ll have solid experience in public sector policy development. You therefore know about challenges facing local government and the policy influencers who will support the borough’s aims. You can also develop work programmes, recommend policies and advocate on complex and sensitive issues. Highly articulate and politically smart, you’ll be comfortable working with senior figures and managing diverse teams.

Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough?

Senior Policy Officer

Salary - £39,774 – £42,684
Newham Dockside

We have an amazingly diverse world.
You can bring it together.

Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. As a Council, we’re dedicated to connecting with every single individual and putting them at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to build a team that genuinely reflects the communities we serve, to ensure that all our policies and communications understand and speak directly to our residents and their life experiences. This work is absolutely crucial. And its success will be down to you.

As Senior Policy Officer, you’ll join a freshly re-structured team within a highly motivated council. You’ll aim to develop policy which will benefit every resident and engage them in the important work we do. As we shape our borough and the future, we want to hear voices that haven’t been heard before. And we want to tell the world about our work – from delivering much needed housing to giving children and young people exciting opportunities. We’re proud to campaign for a better future for all. Your skills will make all the difference. Here’s what your role will involve.

Reporting to the Principal Policy Officer, you’ll be the hub of our corporate policy function. Day to day, you’ll be advising the Mayor, Members and senior leaders on policy priorities, and finding innovative answers to policy issues. With the chance to develop speeches for the Mayor, you’ll help articulate our vision and strategic policies. We want everyone to understand our thinking and direction: colleagues, partners, the people of Newham and the wider nation.

Degree-educated (or equivalent), you’ve worked in policy development before. In the past, you’ve worked with senior leaders, delivered work programmes and advocated for policy positions. With this background, you know how to understand and articulate policies, present information clearly and produce high quality briefings. Politically smart, with strong communication skills, you’ll be up to speed on the challenges facing local government.

Ready to reach and engage people in London’s most dynamic and diverse borough?