Senior Media Relations Officer

Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
£31,601 - £34,538 Annually
21 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Media Relations Officer

Vacancy ID: 007836

Salary: £31,601 - £34,538 Annually

Closing Date: 13/08/2017

Benefits & Grade

Grade L

Contract Details


Contract Hours

37 hours per week

Interview Date


Job Description

We are at the forefront of northern growth, and a flagship for successful devolution.

This key role in the Tees Valley Combined Authority is crucial in managing strong relationships with media and promoting the work of the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority is responsible for overseeing around £½ billion in investment funds, with more to come through new devolution deals. In May 2017, the residents of the Tees Valley elected a Mayor for the Tees Valley, who Chairs the Combined Authority.

The Tees Valley covers five local authorities – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland – with a combined population of 660,000 and borders County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The role will support the Tees Valley Mayor and the Combined Authority which incorporates the highly successful Local Enterprise Partnership, and sustain strong links with the local business community and other partners.  Together, we aim to create 25,000 jobs and £2.8bn extra growth by 2026.  

The role will be cross functional working closely with all departments and stakeholders to maintain a formal and informal network to ensure that the Combined Authority’s communications and marketing team is up to date on activities, thereby ensuring that as far as possible all positive media opportunities are exploited and that potentially negative media issues are handled quickly and effectively.

You will have experience in a similar role with political judgement and sensitivity, working on numerous projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities.

You will be used to targeting a wide variety of audiences and have the ability to devise and choose the right message and channel to reach the right people at the right time.

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