Communications Officer

19 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Communications Officer on a 6 months contract with a possibility of an extension.

Duties/Responsibilities -

Provide professional advice and support to improve and protect the reputation of the organisation, being proactive and using your initiative to deliver agreed outcomes.
Flag up risk to the reputation of the organisation.
Support C+M day to day activity and projects to ensure they are delivered effectively and meet defined objectives using appropriate media channels and messages.
Clear communication media messages with senior managers, lead members and councillors.
Monitor the effectiveness of communications and marketing work to meet requirements and providing this feedback to improve activity.
Develop communication plans to support the requirements of the council and others.
Monitor and managing small activity or project budgets
Dealing with colleagues and Councillors in a sensitive and appropriate way, managing conflicting demands, priorities and requirements.
Briefing of colleagues, and specialist services that support C+M activity. In addition briefing external suppliers in line with procurement procedures.
Using our core communication channels (press, social media, residents magazine, online channels) to provide timely, relevant and accurate information in response to customer, and service needs.
Using our core internal communication channels (intranet, staff email cascades, newsletters, forums etc) to ensure staff our engaged in the work of the organisation and that they feel listened to.
Using customer intelligence, research and consultation to provide an insight into the public and customers - and presenting this information for senior managers and councillors in order to improve service delivery and communications activity.
Ensuring Health and Safety of others whilst, planning, implementing or commissioning communications activity.

Knowledge/Skills/Qualifications/Experience -

Experience of delivering communications activities such as PR, marketing, media, communications planning, risk analysis, and evaluation skills
Knowledge of project management and budget management processes
Strong experience of working in an online environment, with proven experience of creating and managing appropriate content for multiple audiences and stakeholders on multiple platforms
Experience of working on major communications and PR campaigns across the council and partners
Excellent written and oral communications skills
You will also need to recognise areas of reputational risk, issues of political propriety and
Experience of developing and delivering communications, marketing and media plans and strategies to meet expectations of senior managers.
Good research, analytical and evaluation skills to report reach, take-up of campaigns and coverage, including the ability to access information from a variety of sources and assess what is important and should be considered in the development of a communications approach.
Experience of effectively preparing clear briefings and other documents, including communication materials skills to identify and advise on the best communications and engagement approach for planned projects and campaigns
Good online and social media skills, ability to update website content management systems and use of Wordpress.
Good knowledge of filming, audio, photography and/or more advanced web publishing techniques.

To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Sophie - (phone number removed)