Communications Officer

16 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
One of our local authority clients are currently recruiting for a Communications officer. This is a temporary contract for 5 months with possible further extension based on budget and performance.

Main Purpose of Post/Job Summary

* Deliver communications activity for RCC with the overall aim of achieving high quality, responsive and proactive internal and external communication.

* Ensure fair and accurate media coverage through local and national journalists. Act a point of contact for any media enquiries.

* Developing high quality written and graphical content for use across the Council's channels appropriate to a variety of audiences.

Job Duties

* To provide advice and support to authorised officers and councillors in their dealings with the media to ensure appropriate representation of the Council and the issue being presented.

* To make arrangements for communications and PR interaction with the media, including arranging interviews and photo calls for council members and officers; undertake research and producing any necessary background information.

* To develop and deliver a communications plan for specific projects and activities to help promote, market, and communicate events and programmes; provide creative, editorial and operational support for communication projects.

* To respond to media enquiries, draft and release press releases such that the Council delivers proactive communication to stakeholders. Build positive relations with external contacts, including leading journalists/media to ensure fair and accurate local coverage.

* To support the Council's social media presence. Explore and advise on new opportunities as they arise and lead on this to maximise opportunities for community engagement.

* To monitor media coverage and undertake social media evaluation relating to the Council and advise on appropriate responses.

* To act as a corporate brand guardian, seeking to maintain the consistent development and application of the Council's branding to maximise reputation for the organisation.

* Day-to-day management of the key communication messages through the corporate website, including updating and ongoing monitoring, gaining input from other people within RCC as necessary.

* To develop graphical content for a variety of audiences for use across print and digital channels.

* To provide communications' advice and guidance on the design and production of marketing/advertising materials and approaches to ensure consistent and effective application of the Council's profile, brand, and reputation.

The above is a brief overview of the role, details and specification will be provided should you be successful. If interested in this position, please send your CV to Jahker Miah at Coyle Personnel Ltd