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Marketing and Communications Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you see yourself leading and managing high-level communications, growing and managing a small but busy team?

Would you like to work collaboratively with senior management and colleagues to develop effective and efficient high-quality communications and strategy?

Would you like to take a significant role in helping us in our work to provide every child and young person the opportunity to realise their potential.

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

About the service

Wandsworth Children’s Services have the highest ambitions to deliver the very best for our children and young people. We are passionate about improving the lives and life chances of children and young people. We are looking to permanently recruit to an exciting Marketing and Communications Manager post.

About the role

The role is part of the Performance and Improvement Function. The wider function team regularly meet virtually and in person throughout the month. There are weekly ‘huddles’ to keep informed and updated on the wider team’s work, broadening your understanding of our ambitious and continuous improvements to ensure Wandsworth is the best place to grow up.

As the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will:

  • Have an active knowledge of the issues facing children nationally and be able to quickly understand how these affect children and families locally in Wandsworth.
  • Be capable of responding swiftly to emerging issues.
  • Manage a small communications team responsible for delivering proactive and reactive internal digital communications, to ensure everyone across the directorate is informed and up to date through key messages. 

You will be encouraged to use your full range of skills within this role and will be supported in your professional development with exciting ongoing training and development opportunities.

Contact details

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact: katie.thomson@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 14th August 2022
  • Shortlisting date: week commencing 15th August 2022
  • Interview date: Friday 19th August 2022

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom.

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