Senior Communications Officer

£38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
04 Mar 2021
18 Mar 2021
Samuel Smith
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary: £38,000 - £40,000 pro rata
Contract type: 6 - 9 month Fixed Term Contract
Start date: ASAP
Organisation: Local Government
Location: London
Remote working

Your new role
You will be a key member of the councils communications team, and work predominately on the public health agenda, particularly around Covid-19. In order to hit the ground running, a background in public health communications would be desirable, although not essential. You will need to be experienced and confident in handling media enquiries within the public health remit and other areas within the team. This role requires a tactical understanding of marketing and PR (online and offline), someone who has the ability and confidence to advise at the highest levels and a comprehensive understanding of the political landscape.

What you'll need to succeed

* Experience working in the public sector in a communications position
* Experience of managing media in a crisis or in difficult circumstances
* An understanding of behavioural change campaigns, media relations and digital communications
* Experience and skills in advising senior officers and elected Members on sensitive issues
* Skills to create and deliver engaging online content, such as images, gifs, video, infographics
* Extensive experience of using data, metrics and analytics across all channels including digital and social media to inform communications plans and campaigns
* Demonstrable project management skills and experience of leading project teams
* Public health experience - Desirable

What you need to do now
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