Multimedia Officer

Public Sector
£15.12 per hour
Michael Burns
County of Durham

Nineteen Recruitment are an award winning, independent recruitment agency that specialise in the recruitment and provision of permanent and temporary staffing to the Education, Social Care, and Public Sectors.

We new delighted to be able to support a local authority client with an exciting opportunity to work within their creative and ambitious web team as a Multimedia Officer. This role is offered on a full time and fixed term basis of 12 months.

Our clients digital channels are the first choice for the county’s residents and customers when requesting, accessing and using their services.

Reporting to the Web Team Manager, you will be responsible for creating, coordinating and publishing high quality content across various websites.

As a key member of the web team, you’ll have the chance to work with various services across the council to help shape their online content, making sure it is as effective as possible.

The local authorities audience is wide and varied ranging from local residents through to their own staff so it’s important that the content is easy to find and meets the needs of their users.

You’ll need to have an excellent eye for detail and be able to translate complex messages into simple and clear content that is engaging and accessible.


· Inform and deliver all marketing, PR, campaigns and materials and activity in line with the priorities and actions developed by the Team Leaders and Senior Multimedia Officers.

· Protect and enhance the council’s brand across all work areas in the wider team and organisation

· Produce the organisation’s external and internal publications including Durham County News and Buzz

· Support the development and implementation of the ‘Digital First’ approach across all the team’s functions and activity.

· Support emergency communications including operating and updating digital platforms in and out of normal working hours as required and at a variety of locations, as required

· Support and coordinate digital media requests aligned to marketing and communications campaigns

· Develop digital content to be used across all platforms

· Support on the management and planning and delivery for press/media/reputation/emergency communications and provide advice and guidance to colleagues across the organisation

· Develop and manage relationships with national and local press and media

· Support on the development and implementations of the governance and management of the content on the council’s web sites and intranet and wider digital platforms

· Working closely with other service teams particularly IT and customer services to ensure the council’s web presence is maximised to support the council’s wider needs and supports key strategies such as the ‘Digital First’ communications strategy and the Customer First strategy

· Produce high quality digital content for the full range of digital platforms, including video and image galleries

· Ensure all work is integrated with the wider work within the Communications and Marketing unit

· Work within the wider team to ensure campaign messages are delivered in a consistent way across all press/PR/digital and marketing activity

· Protect and enhance the council’s brand in all communications activity across the organisation ensuring the council’s brand is clear and that there is a consistent tone of voice across all channels and activities

· Produce external and internal publications including Durham County News, Buzz and

· Members Update are produced on time, within budget and to a high standard delivering the organisations objectives for such publications

· Deliver the development and production of other internal communications including the use of the most appropriate media to use for effective delivery

· Support the operations of the council’s social media channels both at your normal place of work and on location as appropriate in and out of normal hours

· Be part of the council’s emergency out of hours’ team in accordance with the corporate guidelines and policies

· Be part of the daily monitoring and evaluation of all media including digital channels as required

· Contribute to the annual communications and marketing planning process

· Maintain an awareness of new marketing and communication initiatives and ways of working and seek to identify opportunities to introduce these into existing working practices working with colleagues across the communications and marketing unit

· Ensure appropriate evaluation of marketing and communication activity and impact on priorities is undertaken in line with agreed approaches

Who are Nineteen Recruitment?

Nineteen Recruitment are an ethical and honest recruitment company that specialises in Education, Social Care and Public Sector recruitment. Nineteen has strong relationships with schools, social care settings and all the local authorities across the North East, matching appropriately skilled and experienced candidates to their vacancies. Nineteen is passionate about delivering a high standard of candidate care, ensuring candidates feel well supported when either at work or seeking work.

Advantages of working via Nineteen Recruitment

  • Weekly pay paid via a PAYE equivalent model (at no cost to worker)
  • Excellent level of support from the agency whilst you're in role
  • Agency support with ongoing training / refresher training needs
  • A point of contact between the worker and the client/place of work
  • Offers the ultimate in flexible working
  • You will be kept informed of any new and relevant work opportunities coming up in the future

Registration with Nineteen Recruitment is subject to satisfactory vetting procedures including Enhanced Disclosure; DBS registered to the online update service are welcomed.

Nineteen Recruitment is committed to equal opportunities and as such no applicant or worker will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, race or employment status.

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