Communications Officer

Contract type
Post number
Governance and Corporate Services
Civic Centre and some remote working
£30,953 to £32,133 per annum
37.5 hours (banking 30 minutes a week to be used towards the shutdown at Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

We are looking for a creative, proactive and motivated individual to work within our small, but busy Communications team.

You will be joining the team just as a peer review has been completed which sets out a new direction for how we can improve our communications. You will be working with the team to develop and improve the way we communicate with our employees, residents, and partners. If you have ideas, enthusiasm, and a passion for producing excellent communications with results we want to hear from you. 

You will also be joining the council at an important time in the organisation’s transformation. A new Chief Executive is being recruited to lead the organisation and the council is working hard to deliver its ambitions which include regenerating the town centre, building new council homes, and restoring pride in the town. Coming from a journalistic or marketing communications background with excellent written and verbal skills, you will have the opportunity to help transform the way we tell the council’s story. 

As Communications Officer you will undertake a wide range of duties including leading on communication projects, creating engaging content for social media and other internal and external communications channels, and liaising with the media. You will also need to work proactively to find opportunities to communicate our work in new and impactful ways. 

If you are looking for a new challenge in your communications career this is the role for you. 


Our policies support our employees by enabling a positive work/life balance including flexible working where possible.  In addition to this, the Council offers many excellent employee benefits which include, pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, health and wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programme and development opportunities.

Harlow Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Employee Profile.

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To apply, please email your completed application form to 

You will need to send your application form as an email attachment, rather than providing a link to a cloud-hosted document like Google Drive or OneDrive. 

You can also collect and submit application forms in person at the Civic Centre. 

Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

We also have a Word version of the job application form