Communications and Engagement Officer

East Sussex County Council

Communications and Engagement Officer
£26,890 - £29,048

Transport for the South East is the sub-national transport body (STB) for the South East of England. Our partnership brings together 16 local transport authorities, five local enterprise partnerships, 46 district and borough authorities and a wider range of stakeholders from the worlds of transport, business and the environment. Together, we’re dedicated to creating an integrated and sustainable transport system that makes the South East more productive and competitive, improves the quality of life for all our residents, delivers carbon emission reductions and protects and enhances our unique natural and built environment.

Our thirty-year strategy sets out how investment in better, more sustainable transport can help grow our region’s economy, create new jobs, increase opportunity and quality of life, and hit net-zero carbon emissions. We are in the process of producing our strategic investment plan (SIP); a 30 year blueprint for investment in large scale transport infrastructure in the South East. This will empower the South East to clearly communicate to Government its investment priorities and will formalise the relationship with delivery bodies, including Network Rail and National Highways, so that TfSE can inform their investment programmes based on the requirements of communities, passengers, businesses and decision-makers across the region.

We are recruiting a number of key roles to help us on the next stage of the journey and to support the implementation of our SIP.

The Communications and Engagement Officer is a new post within our team. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our communications and engagement plan, including undertaking key activities such as writing content for a variety of channels, promoting the work of TfSE, maintaining our social media channels and supporting the delivery of events. You will work alongside the Communications Manager and the Stakeholder Engagement Manager to work with our wide range of national, regional and local stakeholders as we implement our SIP.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to effectively manage, prioritise and organise your workload, and work under pressure to meet competing deadlines.

For the role of Communications and Engagement Officer, you will require excellent knowledge of contemporary communications and engagement tools including digital communication, traditional media and public engagement and must be able to demonstrate their application to a wide range of audiences.

If you believe you have what it takes and want to be part of shaping this organisation, we want to hear from you.

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If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Rachel Ford, Programme Manager, on 07763 579 818 or [email protected]

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Closing date: 5 June 2022.

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.


  • Location: Lewes
  • Job Title: Communications and Engagement Officer
  • Salary: £26,890 - £29,048
  • Closed: 5 Jun 2022

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