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Assistant Director, Communications & Engagement

Thurrock Council

About the role

Our new Assistant Director of Communication and Engagement will bring together two teams from previously distinct parts of the council to engage communities and communicate our mission and ambitions more effectively. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to shape the narrative around the council’s new direction and engage our residents along the way.

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At Thurrock, our leadership team places real emphasis and value on communications, recognising its immense power in making change happen – but this needs to be disseminated across the council. As our new AD Communication and Engagement, you’ll help teams across the council communicate what they’re doing both internally and externally as the new corporate plan emerges. Heading up a brand new team, this role will involve setting out a coherent vision, while also identifying the systems and processes that work best to have maximum impact with limited resources.

We’re open to candidates from a range of backgrounds, but you must be a strategic communicator who thrives in a fast-paced environment. We’re undergoing a period of transition, so you’ll need to be comfortable tackling new challenges and experiences head-on – while maintaining structure and order through exceptional communication and engagement strategies. his is a real opportunity to engage our residents, staff and members to build a better, more transparent, and more inspiring Thurrock for everyone.

To find out more about the role and Thurrock Council, please visit the microsite:

For an informal discussion, please contact: 

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 17th December 2023

To apply:
To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (three sides of A4 maximum), along with a supporting statement (three sides of A4 maximum) detailing your experience, and achievements and addressing the key criteria for the role set out on this site and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements. Documents should be uploaded via our website, please include and upload the below information in two documents only. If you experience any issues whilst applying, please contact

Applications should include:

  • Full contact details;
  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);
  • Details of your current salary and notice period
  • Notification of any dates when you are not available for an interview.

At Tile Hill, we are committed to inclusion and accessibility. We champion and support all individuals to ensure everyone feels valued, listened to and motivated to get the very best out of each recruitment process and that processes are designed to meet the needs of individuals. If you have any specific requests and would like a confidential discussion with the Tile Hill team, then please email

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Thurrock Council

Thurrock, United Kingdom


£88,5000 to £102,000

REF: 1482813

Expires: 18/12/23 16:44

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