Senior Communications Specialist

£200.00 - £250.00 per day
21 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
Isabella Cardy
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A high profile Government Agency are recruiting a Senior Communications specialist for a 6 month interim period.

Client Details

Government Agency based in Central London


To support the Media and Communications function in providing specialist media advice

To provide effective media handling across the organisation as part of the 24/7 media function.

To provide a professional service for journalists.

You will develop communication plans for operational and non-operational activity to maximise the profile of the organisation with our partners

Demonstrate a practical understanding of how print, broadcast and digital media work

Work up ideas for stories and case studies that support communication and business/policy objectives.

Maintain an awareness of the news agenda and emerging news events.

Demonstrate techniques and strategies for handling journalists. Respond quickly to media requests and agree points of escalation.


Proven experience in a professional communication role.

Demonstrate a sound understanding of communication theory and best practice.

Demonstrate a practical understanding of emerging press and media services, tools and trends, including techniques for optimising content.

Demonstrate a sound understanding of different stakeholders. Use this knowledge to ensure the tone, language and format of communication is easily accessible to, and read by, a range of stakeholders.

Use insight to identify target audiences and stakeholders, support decision-making and help inform the overall communication approach.

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of value for money in communication delivery.

Communicate in a succinct and engaging manner using appropriate styles, methods and timing, including digital channels, to maximise understanding and impact.

Demonstrate an ability to express ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, and appropriate to message and audience.

Job Offer

6 month interim role

Focued Media and Communication function

Interviews next week

Competitive day rate

Central London offices

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