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Senior Communications Officer - Solent Transport

on Wednesday, 09 September 2020. Posted in News

Senior Communications Officer – Solent Transport Sustainable Travel Behaviour Change – Fixed term 3-year contract

Do you think there are alternative ways to travel that could be better for the environment and improve the health and wellbeing of local people? If you do then this could be the role for you. We are looking for a creative Marketing and Communications professional to deliver marketing and communications to support the Solent Future Transport Zone programme funded by the Department for Transport designed to make a substantial impact on the way people travel in in the Solent area. The Solent Transport Zone programme is coordinated by Solent Transport which is a regional transport partnership for the Solent area with Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and IoW.

You would be joining an award-winning project team, who have already raised a high level of awareness for the My Journey sustainable travel brand. You will be running campaigns, getting the message out on multiple channels including bill boards, bus backs and adding your own input to drive the project forwards and achieve a change in travel behaviour.

The role is within the Solent Transport Marketing Communications Team which is hosted by Southampton City Council but operates across the Solent area. You’ll be working with marketing communication representatives from key stakeholders and partners including each of the member local transport authorities, transport operators, charities, schools and workplaces. You will also work closely with the technical teams delivering the individual FTZ projects which includes initiatives such as transport apps, car sharing and e-bikes.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the delivery of an effective and integrated communications function with the aim of encouraging more people to change their travel behaviour, whilst protecting and enhancing the council’s reputation and brand. You’ll also have your own website and social media channels specific to sustainable travel.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering communications plans, campaigns and other related activity through a range of communication channels, messages and mechanisms including digital to support the strategic priorities of the project.

An exciting and challenging role offered on an 3-year fixed term contract basis.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received, therefore please apply as soon as you can.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Zoe Bearne on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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