Suffolk County Council
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A unique opportunity for you to join the Suffolk County Council’s
Advertising Team as an Advertising Advisor.
Suffolk Advertising as a Team is responsible for handling the booking
and design of recruitment, public notice, and promotional advertising on
behalf of Suffolk County Council and a large number of external
A range of media channels is used including digital and social media,
printed publications, outdoor media, and radio.
Within the advertising industry, there is a culture to get the work done
and achieve results.
In our busy industry, environment, and team, we manage and book a
significant volume of advertising with various media, so it is crucial
that we ensure the bookings are accurate and made on time; whilst
maintaining our extremely high level of customer service.
Every team member has a responsibility to work not only on their own
initiative but also collaboratively.
We all work effectively to ensure everything is progressed
satisfactorily from the client’s perspective and mistakes are kept to a
minimum; as any mistake could have a significant and direct impact on
our relationships, reputation, business, and revenue.
As a team and individually we need to be adaptable, especially to remain
competitive in an increasingly more challenging market; but also
fulfilling the need to understand and keep up with the advancements in
technology and trends that affect the service we provide.
Overall, we are a team that has a friendly and collaborative approach,
where we form strong bonds of loyalty and tradition, that help us
maintain focus at critical times and support each other on a daily
You will be on hand to advise and guide the client through the
advertising process; ensuring that we deliver on our promise of
providing suitable, cost-effective advertising to suit their needs.
You will also:
\* write and edit advertising text
\* be confident advising on and using various social media and digital
\* manage advertising campaigns on the in-house advertising booking
\* produce and cross-check complex financial data
\* check proofs and book advertising space with a range of media
In the team, this role reports to the Advertising Manager, or in their
absence the HR Operations Manager, and holds key relationships with
several partners (including local authorities, schools, and charities),
clients, and external agencies.
Some of the key skills and qualification you will need are:
* a NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject field (ie
* advertising, business management, communications and marketing) or a
* corresponding level of knowledge and experience
* experience in successfully carrying out specialist detailed
* administrative and financial procedures
* excellent standard of literacy and numeracy skills and an eye for detail
* the ability to work well under pressure and on your own initiative
* excellent influencing, negotiation and client management skills
* excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* the ability to deliver key messages and complex information to a wide
* range of audiences
* excellent skills in IT and social media
* experience of managing and rationalising complex financial information.
* Travelling requirements for your role
Frequent Travel Essential – We positively encourage the use of
technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to
travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and
have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of
the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a
reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel
requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
* Monday to Friday