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Communications Officer

Michael Page Marketing
Up to £28000 per annum
Closing date
22 Jan 2021

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Job Details

Public sector organisation


The Key responsibilities for the Communications Officer:

What will be my main contribution?

You will be responsible for delivery of communication activity falling out of the national communication strategy and you will work on a range of projects within that. In addition you will be expected to contribute operationally to reputation management and reactive situations as required.

You will be employed for a core specialism which will be one of internal communication, media engagement, marketing and digital communication and/or production, or stakeholder engagement.

Using different digital tools and channels,you will create engaging content that is clear and has impact with audiences. You will also help with planning and running events.

Who will I report to?

You will report to a designated manager within the national Advocacy and Communication team.

What will I be doing on a day to day basis?

You will be responsible for the day to day delivery of activity falling out of the national communication strategy. You will to deliver operationally on a range of projects within the strategy.,

You will be regularly writing and producing different types of content, including for digital tools and channels.

You hold a core specialism which will be one of:

  • internal communication,
  • media engagement,
  • marketing and digital communication,
  • editorial and/or digital production,
  • stakeholder engagement.


The successful Communications officer will have:

You will have experience of working in a communication team or similar environment. You will have have significant 'on the job experience' and/or a recognised professional qualification in one or more of the above core specialisms..

You will also be familiar with core principles of communication - including strategic planning, audience insight, messaging, reputation management and evaluation.

You will be an excellent writer and understand different forms of content from an audience perspective, ensuring it is clear and has impact. You will have well-developed skills in planning, influencing and judgement.

You will have basic project management skills and be comfortable working in matrix teams.

You will have a good understanding of the social, economic and political environment in which the Companies operates.

You will have strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and make judgements about levels of risk.

You will have the ability to think creatively and remain calm under pressure.

You will also have experience of building strong working relationships and wider networks within and external to your organisation.

You will have knowledge of the Data Protection Act and how it applies to your role.

Finally, you will hold skills, experience and knowledge in one or more of the following core specialisms:

Media engagement

Skills: -particularly in the production of press releases, briefings, social media content and news, features and comment material. Also in evaluation and monitoring of media engagement.

Experience: of working within a busy media team dealing with complex subject matter with responsibility for developing campaign ideas and issue management. Experience of handling media relations in a high pressure or crisis situation.

Knowledge: and interest in both the content and functioning of the UK national, regional and specialist media across all platforms, pertaining to government, public policy, the arts and culture. Knowledge of the principles of crisis management.

Job Offer

The successful Communications Officer will receive:

£28,000 Prorated 3 days a week

+ Benefits

Working from home | Organisation based in Bristol


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