Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership Communications Manager (Fixed-term)

Bournemouth University

Starting salary from £32,600 to £37,768 per annum with further progression opportunities to £41,255

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, a partnership between Dorset’s local authorities and businesses, determines local economic priorities for the region. Its key aim is to drive economic growth and job creation across Dorset.

Dorset is a great place to live and work and, as a partnership between business and local authorities, we are making it a better one. We are working together to deliver over £100m of investment to generate:

  • Up to £650m of additional local investment
  • Up to 26,000 new jobs
  • Up to 3000 new homes
  • Growing the skills base

We are now looking to expand our small team to provide a step change to our work and delivery. We require a ‘can do’ attitude and in return will offer outstanding experience. In addition to pragmatic, lateral thinking, you’ll also need a gift for stakeholder management. Excellent collaborative working and communication skills will help you influence at the highest levels. You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where your ability to think strategically will be thoroughly tested.

You will be an excellent communicator. You will have a broad range of skills including managing a website, social media, local press relationships and communicating our work locally and nationally. You will ensure our communications are professional and innovative.

This post is available for up to 2 years on a fixed-term basis in the first instance.

To learn more about these exciting opportunities, please contact Lorna Carver, Director Dorset LEP on 01202 965072 or email

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 quoting the appropriate reference.

Closing date: (12 noon) 28 October 2016

Interview date:  Friday 4th November 2016

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