Job Opportunity: Communications and Events Officer – Maternity Cover, Novium Museum and Tourist Information Centre, West Sussex

Reference No.3194 Interview date:01/02/2018 Job Description:

Job title: Communications and Events Officer – Maternity Cover
nService: Museum & TIC
nSalary: £24,799
nClosing date: 6th Feb 2019

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Would you like to play an important role in Chichester’s award winning Novium Museum and Tourist Information Centre?

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Apply here

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They are looking for a creative and highly motivated Communications and Events Officer to join their dedicated and friendly team, based in the centre of Chichester. This position provides an exciting opportunity to promote the wide range of heritage and tourism services delivered by The Novium Museum and Tourist Information Centre team. This is a particularly exciting time to join the service as they prepare to embed a refreshed vision across the organisation.

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The Communications and Events Officer will coordinate all of The Novium Museum and TICs communications, marketing and advertising initiatives working closely with other Museum Officers and the Museum Manager. They will also develop and coordinate the delivery of an exciting and attractive public events calendar (events will be delivered by relevant Museum Officers) and support the delivery of weddings and venue hire at the Guildhall.

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The successful applicant will have an entrepreneurial mind-set and experience of marketing across digital and print platforms, ideally in the heritage sector. They will also have experience of communications with the media and other stakeholders and will be committed to providing exceptional customer service.

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A relevant marketing and communications degree qualification (or equivalent) or at least three years’ successful experience in a communications/ marketing role is essential.

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The post holder needs to be good at communicating with people, whether verbally or in writing, and needs to be able to work effectively and co-operatively with staff, volunteers and the public (both on a one-to-one basis and in groups). The Museum is staffed by a friendly, dedicated team, and the Communications and Events Officer needs to be a good team worker, able to put across their point of view, but also sensitive to the needs and opinions of others. The person appointed needs to be able to work well on their own, and be able to prioritise their workload effectively. They also need to be flexible and able to cope with the changing demands of the work.

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It is essential that the person appointed is fully computer-literate. The Museum is part of the District Council’s intranet, which uses Microsoft Outlook, Word and other programmes.

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It is essential that the Communications and Events Officer is able to drive, with a clean driving licence, as the duties of the post will involve travel for meetings and distribution. The Museum owns its own van which the postholder would be expected to drive.

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The District Council has a very active in-house training programme, and training in Health & Safety issues, internal procedures, IT and other matters will be given as required.

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Normal working hours for this post are 37 hours over a 5 day period. The post holder will be expected to work a rota as The Novium will be open up to 7 days per week during the summer season. Regular weekend and evening work will be required as the post supports the delivery of a range of events.

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Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th February. The start date for the post is likely to be the first week of April 2019 to allow for a handover with the substantive post holder

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If you are unable to complete the application online please contact 01243 534838 or email jobs@chichester.gov.uk

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Chichester District Council has a commitment to Equality of Opportunity in Employment. If you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to complete our application form please contact the Personnel Section to assist you.

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