Communications Manager

Location
England,London
Salary
£44000 - £54000 per annum
Posted
01 Aug 2019
Closes
29 Aug 2019
Ref
14036505/001
Contact
Isabella Cardy
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
A leading public sector body are looking for an interim Communications Manager to join for a 6 months period. Sending CVs next week.


Client Details

A leading public sector agency based in Central London


Description

To promote and deliver communication services, approaches and channels; to act as the gatekeeper of good and recognised communication practice and manage the delivery of communication projects and work packages for which they are responsible. To provide advice and assurance to Directors, Deputy Directors and business leads of designated business areas to ensure standards and methodologies are maintained.



Act as the Communication Team's first point of contact to provide robust and deliverable communication advice and recommendations to senior management

Examine designated business priorities to identify the role for communication and translate those priorities into measurable communication objectives.

Work with the Communication Team colleagues to ensure tools, channels and processes are in place to deliver high-quality and creative communication products and solutions as agreed with the designated business area.

Evaluate the effectiveness of communication solutions against business objectives and review lessons learnt and compare with communication best practice to identify areas for improvement for future communication activities.

Report on evaluation of communication activities back to senior managers and policy teams. Make recommendations and share learning for future communication activity.

Lead, manage and develop individuals, teams and working groups, the delivery of communication plans, content, channels and events.


Profile

Proven experience in a professional communication role.

Demonstrate a sound understanding of communication theory and best practice.

Demonstrate a strong 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.

Demonstrate an awareness of how channels work together and complement each other, with a keen appreciation of the part two-way communication plays in building employee engagement and of the opportunities digital communication offers.

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.

Demonstrate flexible, creative thinking and the ability to develop innovative solutions.

Demonstrate an ability to measure audience figures and evaluate the wider success of internal.

Experience of turning complex information into meaningful, easy-to-read, plain English copy that builds understanding of organisational imperatives.

Experience of finding ways to improve leaders' accessibility and support them in their two-way communication with officers.

Experience of managing teams and working groups, the delivery of communication plans, content, channels and events.

Experience of working on own initiative in a fast-moving and high-risk environment.


Job Offer

6 months opportunity

Day rate position

Grade 3 position

Central London offices

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