Senior Communications Officer

£38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
04 Mar 2021
10 Mar 2021
Samuel Smith
Experience Level
Contract Type
Part Time
Contract type: Part time (3 days per week)
Contract Length: 1 year
Organisation: Local Government
Start date: ASAP
Location: London

Your new role
The purpose of your new role is to deliver communications and campaign plans to support some of the council's key priorities. Your focus will be within the community safety department but an ability and willingness to support in other areas as part of a wider communications team will also be necessary. You will develop, implement and oversee a number of community safety campaigns which will require effective stakeholder engagement skills both internal and externally to ensure the correct message is portrayed. The person in this role will need to be confident in sourcing their own material, able to hit the ground running and capable of taking the right decisions to protect and enhance the council's reputation.

What you'll need to succeed

* Experience working in the public sector as a Senior Communications Officer
* Experience delivering effective campaigns which deliver against key organisational objectives and priorities
* Considerable experience collaborating with stakeholders at all levels
* High level of knowledge of how to create a tactical communications plan under pressure to deal with media issues
* Experience of managing media in a crisis or in difficult circumstances
* Skills to create and deliver engaging online content, such as images, gifs, video, infographics
* Experience and skills in advising senior officers and elected Members on sensitive issues
* Demonstrable project management skills and experience of leading project teams
* Excellent written skills both for traditional media and for the web

What you need to do now
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