Lead Communications Officer

England, Cheshire
£15 - £16 per hour
11 Sep 2016
09 Oct 2016
Marketing Disciplines
PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Lead Communications Officer | 12-month contract | Cheshire, South Manchester | Public Sector

An experienced Lead Communications Officer is urgently required by a prestigious public sector organisation for a 12-month fixed term contract position. You will fulfil a full range of communications roles including media relations, campaign planning, internal and external communications and event management.

You will provide senior colleagues with up-to-date information on topical and sensitive events, including demonstrating an awareness for communications opportunities and reputational risk.
The remit includes all aspects of event management, including delegate selection and invitation, and all pre- and post-event communications.
You will also provide support for media briefings, lead all press liaison activities and provide coaching and advice to senior staff on media relations. This entails both proactive and reactive communications.
You will take responsibility for all social media communications, response management, and website content, ensuring that all communications are consistent with public sector standards and with the organisations strategic objectives.
The position also involves communications document management, requiring the ability to manage information in a Sharepoint environment.
Additionally, you will manage the procurement of and budget for information sources and research channels.

Ideally degree-educated in a related discipline, as well as holding CIPR or CIM- qualifications, you will have held a similar high-profile role in a public sector organisation.
You will have strong technical knowledge of website design and content management, social media applications and techniques, and accessibility standards.
This is a superb opportunity to play a leading role in a high-profile organisation at the heart of the public sector.

Lead Communications Officer | 12-month contract | Cheshire, South Manchester | Public Sector

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