£32,038-£35,322 DOE, Full time, Communications Officer, Public Sector, 3+month Contract
Your new company
One of the world largest emergency response organisations , based here in Scotland
Your new role
To deliver a professional, reactive and proactive service to support the communication, engagement aims and objectives of the organisation. The role includes gathering and providing effective communications for employees, stakeholders, partners and media. It also includes providing advice on communication matters to senior managers and creating highly planned, consistent and effective communication strategies and plans to support the delivery of the Communications Strategy both internally and externally. The post holder will design high-impact campaigns to communicate key policies and information that support values, visions and objectives and ensure the Service's employees are well informed before proactively engaging with partners, stakeholders and the media. The post holder will also monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communications campaigns across all available channels. This role is classified as politically restricted due to the range of duties and responsibilities required of the jobholder. This restriction applies to roles where the jobholder is regularly required to provide advice and guidance to any committee or sub-committee of the organisation or to any joint committee on which the Service is represented and are able to influence the decision-making process. It also includes those jobholders who have contact with the media such as a person who, on a regular basis, speaks on behalf of the organisation to journalists or broadcasters.
What you'll need to succeed
* Educated to HND level or with equivalent experience in a corporate communication, journalism, and media or PR discipline.
* Experience of producing communications and engaging content through different channels and formats
* Awareness of media law issues, FOI, GDPR and the general media and political landscape in Scotland as well as a knowledge of the National Standards of Community Engagement
* Ability to work with tact, discretion and diplomacy and deal with matters of a sensitive and/or highly confidential nature.
* Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write and edit accurately, high quality copy and other forms of correspondence bespoke to the recipient or audience.
* Experience of devising and implementing accurate written communication strategies in relation to ongoing or planned incidents/events or operations and also in relation to key organisational events, operations and change management
* Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including a confident manner in dealing with a wide range of people including at a senior manager level as well as stakeholders such as politicians and with media.
* Strong IT skills and experience in digital communications such as publishing across different social media channels and content management systems
* Flexible, adaptable and organised approach to work, with the ability to prioritise under pressure and meet tight deadlines, exercise initiative and work independently as appropriate.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.£32,038-£35,322 DOE, Full time, Communications Officer, Public Sector, 3+month Contract
What you need to do now
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