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Communications Manager (Sharing Cities)

Posted: 30 Nov 2019 Closes: 11 Feb 2020
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Take a leading role in the future of cities

Would you like to take a leading role in managing the communications and marketing strategy of a multi-million, international smart cities programme? The Greater London Authority is offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated and talented communications professional to take on a key role with Sharing Cities, a €25 million EU funded programme that looks at how innovative uses of technology such as lampposts with electronic sensors, electric vehicles and data platforms can transform the way that London, Milan and Lisbon, as well as other cities across Europe, work together to improve urban environments and the lives of their residents.

The purpose of this role is to lead the coordination and delivery of communications, stakeholder engagement, and marketing activity across the Sharing Cities programme. The post holder will support the Programme Management Office (PMO) to ensure programme objectives and outcomes are met through effective communications and marketing activities.

The Communications Manager will support the achievement of strategic ambitions including the scaling up of successful technologies outside of demonstrator areas and the shaping of the smart cities marketplace by managing a range of projects that seek to elevate the achievements of the Sharing Cities programme on the global stage, capture and disseminate the knowledge gained by the Programme’s experience of implementing these innovations across a variety of different city contexts.

The Communications Manager will report to the Programme Manager and be responsible for implementing the Programme’s communications strategy, managing the Programme’s communications channels including social media, and identify strategic opportunities for the Programme to showcase its experiences and learnings at global events.

About Sharing Cities:

The Sharing Cities Programme is part of Horizon 2020 (Smart Cities and Communities), the European Commission’s framework programme for research and innovation.

The Greater London Authority leads a consortium with €25 million of secured funding that is implementing ambitious plans for integrating energy, transport and other city infrastructure, using the latest data and technology-driven innovations and business models.

London is home to the Programme Management Office (PMO), where this role will be based, alongside our two other lead cities Lisbon and Milan. Other European cities (Burgas, Bordeaux and Warsaw) are also part of the consortium. As home to the demonstrator area, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a key local partner, alongside a wide range of pan-European industry and academic partners.

This role is based at City Hall.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on 
[email protected] quoting reference CO-81.

Application closing date:              Wednesday 18  December 2019 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at:      City Hall during the w/c 06 January 2020.

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.

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