Media and Communications Advisor

Hays Marketing
£25.00 - £31.00 per hour
Closing date
18 Oct 2022

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Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
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Media and Communications Advisor - 3 month contract - London Borough Council - £31.20 per hour (UMB)

Media and Communications Advisor

* 3 month contract
* London Borough Council
* £31.20 per hour (UMB)
* Hybrid Working

Your new company

A London Borough Council

Your new role

* To provide day-to-day communications support, planning and advice for the Council, providing high quality advice and work hands-on to deliver wrap-around support.
* To develop, implement and evaluate integrated communications and marketing campaigns that promote the Council's services, events and policies.
* To answer media enquiries that come into the Council in a timely fashion and to effectively use the media to promote the Council's services, policies and objectives.
* To be a trusted source of advice to officers, members, colleagues and external partners on a range of communications issues.
* To contribute to all of the Council's main communications channels.

Summary of Responsibilities and Personal Duties

* Develop communication strategies and plans for the Council and account manage a specific directorate/s and the services within it
* To be responsive to news and policy developments that impact the Council, its services and local communities
* To develop and implement insight led communications
* Take part in the press office rota, responding to a range of reactive media and social media effectively and to tight deadlines
* Take part in the 24 hour on-call out of hours press office rota, delivering emergency communications support when needed, some out of office work may be required
* Establish and maintain positive relationships with a range of journalists and media stakeholders
* To provide strategic communications advice to lead members and officers
* Work effectively with a range of Communications colleagues within the team to ensure communications are maximised on all Council channels
* To proactively look for new stakeholders with which to establish and develop effective working arrangements

Internal Contacts: Chief Executive, Executive Directors and other senior members of staff; council officers working in services across the organisations, the Mayor, Cabinet Members and other councilors.

External Contacts: Local, regional and national journalists; local, regional and national stakeholders, industry bodies; communications leads and other representatives from partner organisations, local residents, local businesses.

What you'll need to succeed

Knowledge, Aptitude and Skills

* Knowledge and understanding of local government - how it works and the major challenges it faces
* A highly effective communicator - able to speak confidently, persuasively and articulately and to write clearly and effectively for a range of audiences on a range of issues

Required Experience

* Experience of developing communication strategies and campaign plans
* Experience delivering digital communications across a variety of channels and creating content that cuts through
* Experience working with design agencies or designers to create marketing collateral and campaign materials
* Demonstrable experience of media relations, including managing negative or crisis situations

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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