Senior Communications Officer

30 Jul 2021
27 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Communications Officer needed in Southampton GBP18.00ph PAYE - Reference: (phone number removed)

Role holders at this level will work as a team with other Senior Communications Officers and the wider communications team, the Research and Customer Insight Coordinator and the Transformation team. They will be responsible for ensuring excellent and high quality communications support. They will be expected to:

Support and promote services in order to increase awareness of, and access to, services and to improve resident and stakeholder perception of the services the client provides them.

Manage the reputation of the client by dealing effectively with reactive media enquiries.

Develop proactive media by selling-in and placing approved press releases, narratives and statements to a variety of audiences to enhance reputation, inform, modify behaviour and enhance council brand.

Manage the efficient operation of agreed communications activities, budgets and targets as part of an annual communications plan and be flexible in meeting changing priorities

Work effectively with managers in proactively identifying and solving problems, evaluating the efficiency of communications methods and to make recommendations for

Gain knowledge and understanding of other activities to ensure that appropriate communications support can be provided.

Ideally candidates will have:

Educated to degree level or evidence of equivalent academic achievement evidence of professional experience working in a communications role for at least 3 years

CIM or CIPR certificate

To use Microsoft Office suite and IT Systems, including Agresso competently and effectively

To use project management software such as MS Project and SharePoint.

To use industry specific software e.g. NewsFlash, GovDelivery and Tridion.

This is a part time (18hrs) role on a temporary contract basis

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to quoting the reference number.

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

All our roles may be subject to pre-employment checks including references so please be prepared.

Due to high volumes of CVs received we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always however hear from us by phone if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.

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