Publications Manager

£46,293 - £49,203 per annum
24 Jul 2019
21 Aug 2019
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

Publications Manager WCC13571
Salary Range: £46,293 - £49,203 per annum
Work Location: 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
DBS check: Basic
Closing date: 21 August 2019

Contact details for an informal discussion: Louise Fenner on

About Us:

At Westminster, we make sure everyone is valued. It’s about recognising individual talents and being enriched by the diversity of our people. And letting those people truly take the lead, either in their own roles or managing a team. Together, we’ll build a stronger, safer city for all our communities
and the 250,000 residents who call Westminster home. And you’ll have the chance to do some extraordinary things in the process. Simply put, it’s the Westminster Way.

The Role:
As our Publications Manager, you’ll lead on our diverse range of campaign and communication activities that will help to drive our ambitious goals and enhance the reputation of our unique council.

Drawing on sophisticated customer insight, you’ll deliver publications across print and digital spaces. This includes planning content, copywriting, and finding new and innovative ways to engage with our audiences.

Our flagship publication is the Westminster Reporter, our printed magazine used to provide updates on city issues and events to the our residents. You’ll also manage the delivery of Westminster Plus, our magazine for older residents, alongside e-newsletters, social media and a variety of other

Naturally, a vital part of the role involves understanding our audience’s perceptions and identifying the best methods of communicating with them. Presenting your findings in clear, easily-digestible reports while continuously developing your communication strategies is also essential.

Please note this is a politically restricted role – this should underpin all of your work.

About You:

In terms of experience, you’ll have already delivered communications strategies across a variety of media, including publications, online, news media, digital and campaigns. In particular, experience in print publishing is preferred but not essential.

You’ll be able to take a cross-organisational approach to everything you do.

A passionate writer, communicator and strategist, your written and verbal communication skills will be exceptional. You’ll bring fresh thinking and a creative mindset to the role, but you’ll also be quick to adapt, managing several ongoing projects at once. You’ll also have a sound knowledge of content management systems and social media.

In terms of qualifications, you’ll be educated to degree level or hold a communications qualification or equivalent by experience.

What We Offer:

If you’re productive, ambitious, collaborative and enterprising, this is your chance to take real ownership of your work, right in the heart of Westminster, a true ‘City for All’ and a flagship council. This is a one-of-a kind place where different ideas and perspectives are welcome, and your work truly matters. We never stop aiming higher – join us, and help shape our city for years to come.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) and would like to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.