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Digital Communications and Engagement Manager (VRU)

Posted: 11 Nov 2019 Closes: 24 Jan 2020

Do you have a passion for London and for improving the lives of the people who live, work and study here? 

Do you have a flair for using data and research to make a positive difference?

Do you thrive on change, innovation and doing things differently?


London is the greatest city in the world, but for too many Londoners, violent crime is a part of their everyday reality. We’re determined to tackle this problem and make London a safer city for all.


A small VRU team has been recruited to work on a new, innovative public health approach to tackling violence for London – bringing together a range of partners from health, education, police and probation, to tackle the root causes of violence. We believe violence is preventable.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Digital Communications and Engagement Manager to deliver the unit’s communications priorities. You will be part of a small team and must be a driven individual with experience of developing communication plans specifically aimed at creating opportunities for collaboration.


With extensive experience of digital marketing you will be responsible for creating and managing the VRU’s content and engagement plans, using storytelling alongside evidence and statistics, creating buy-in with online communities and crafting a digital footprint for the VRU.


You will have demonstrable experience of shaping and implementing successful communication strategies and in particular the ability to write compelling and accurate content.


The solution to reducing violence in London is London's people and the successful candidate will have the skills and knowledge to develop effective partnerships and to ensure and enable everyone in London can play their part in reducing violence.


Please note that during the application period a job evaluation is taking place which may mean that the grading of the role changes.

Want to find out what it’s really like to work at City Hall?


Read our interview with Jamilla Hinds Brough (Senior Coordinator, Senior Youth Violence) and Havana Wellings-Longmore (Community Engagement Officer).


You can also find out more about the VRU on the dedicated pages on our website.


Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff of the MOPAC will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.


The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting which may take up to 8 weeks to be completed. Applicants will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.


In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave.


If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process please contact a member of the HR team via email on [email protected]


This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If that sounds like you, please click on the apply button to visit our website.


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.

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