Communications and Marketing Officer (Digital)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grade J Salary £30,948 - £35,835
12 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019

Communications and Marketing Officer (Digital) Full Time – 37 hours per week Grade J Salary £30,948 - £35,835 Based in Leeds City Centre Closing date – 25 June 2019 The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.

The role

We are looking to appoint a social media and digital communications expert, with a passion for making a difference. We are seeking a driven individual with excellent communications skills, to provide strategic advice and insight in the delivery of campaigns and digital communications. This is a role that requires the ability to coach and support as well as lead from the front, working on multiple projects and with a range of stakeholders.

You will have:

  • experience in developing, delivering and evaluating high-impact and strategic social media campaigns
  • experience in designing a strategic approach to digital channel management
  • familiarity with the relevant tools
  • experience of building relationships with and influencing stakeholders at all levels.

The person

You will be educated to degree level or hold a relevant qualification in marketing, PR or communications, or relevant experience of performing in a similar role. Experience of working with the screen production or creative industries would be beneficial to this post.

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Please note: Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

To submit your application form online please visit by Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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