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We're hiring a Part-Time Temporary Communications Officer

We're hiring a Part-Time Temporary Communications Officer

Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:06 by DTC Comms

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Part-Time Communications Officer to join our office in Daventry on a temporary basis. This role is integral to the Daventry community and we are therefore looking for a passionate individual with a can-do attitude.


To promote the Town Council and its events via press releases, website, newsletter and social media platforms.

Duties and responsibilities More »

Communications and Marketing

1. Proactively manage marketing and communications activity with specific responsibility for marketing the Council and Council events and ensuring they are promoted in a timely, scheduled, data compliant and effective manner.
2. To plan and create engaging social media content for all channels. Monitor and respond to social media enquiries, where appropriate.
3. To compose press releases on events, council business and other news stories for distribution to the website and local media.
4. To ensure website content is kept up to date and relevant.
5. To create content for the Town Council newsletter and manage production and distribution of the newsletter to residents of Daventry.
6. Assist with devising strategies to maximise positive exposure and lead generation opportunities with regards to events.
7. Analyse the data of marketing and communications activities to provide reports on performance for submission to the Community Services Committee.
8. To manage and generate good quality digital photography and video content for the promotion of events.
9. Liaise with and support Events officer to promote Council events, activities and achievements via press releases, social media and email marketing.
10. Ensure we always adhere to and safeguard our identity and branding.


1. Undertake general office duties, dealing with enquiries from general public both on the phone and in person (ensuring queries are answered effectively and/or referred to the appropriate person).
2. To be responsible for ensuring data quality in line with GDPR regulations, both manual and electronic.
3. To support the CO/RFO and/or other members of the Town Council on specific projects/work.
4. Any other duties as required relating to the specialised function of team or teams.

Person specification

Essential skills

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Minimum of one years' experience in a communications role or similar.
Proven social media experience and marketing experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Desirable skills

Experience of using software such as Mailchimp, web page design and social insights.
Passion for local community and understanding of Local Government.
Experience and interest in producing video and multi-media content.
Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, or related field.

Applications (including a copy of your CV) can be submitted via Indeed at the link below.

Apply via Indeed

Alternatively, please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV via email to customersservices@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Salary: On application

Hours: To be discussed at interview

Closing date: Friday 25th October » Less

Daventry Town Council named Council of the Year 2019

Daventry Town Council named Council of the Year 2019

Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:25 by DTC Comms

Daventry Town Council was named Council of the Year by the Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils (NCALC) at its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 5th October, 2019.

As well as praise for its Chief Officer Deborah Jewell and its "dedicated and engaged councillors", the council was recognised for the way it has embraced the opportunities presented by Local Government reorganisation in Northamptonshire. More »

As part of this unitary reorganisation, it is proposed that many services and assets currently run by Daventry District Council will in future be managed by Daventry Town Council. This will allow them to be delivered at a local level, and managed closer to the people of Daventry who use these assets and services. "This council recognises that its core role is to do what is in the best interests of its community, and to work hard to that end," said Danny Moody, Chief Executive of NCALC in his Council of the Year Statement.

Mayor of Daventry Cllr Mike Arnold said, "Thank you to NCALC for this fantastic award, and to all our members for their hard work, passion and determination. In a year of much change in Local Government, I am proud to see Daventry Town Council recognised in such a way and look forward to the further opportunities that the future might bring."

Picture: (L-R) Chief Officer of Daventry Town Council Deborah Jewell, Chief Executive of NCALC Danny Moody, Mayor of Daventry Cllr Mike Arnold and Deputy Mayor of Daventry Cllr Lynne Taylor. Cllrs Arnold and Taylor are the longest-serving Daventry Town Councillors. » Less

Notice of Co-Option - Abbey Central Ward, Daventry

Notice of Co-Option - Abbey Central Ward, Daventry

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:49 by DTC Comms

Notice of Co-Option

Passionate about the area you live in?

Town Councillor needed for Abbey Central Ward

Notice is hereby given that by reason of a resignation a vacancy has arisen which, in accordance with election rules, may be filled by co-option.

To seize this window of opportunity, you must be at least 18 years old, be a local elector or somebody who has lived or worked in Daventry for a year before you stand for nomination. More »


Please download an application form below.

For more information contact Daventry Town Council on 01327 301246 or email chiefofficer@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th November

Note: Where possible, it would be preferable if candidates for co-option are available to attend the full council meeting at 18:30 on Monday 25th November. » Less

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