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Communications Officer

£31,000 – £31,000 yearly

CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) (hireful)

Last Updated: 3/02/23

Job Description

CIPFA is looking for a politically savvy communications professional to join its busy communications team.

The communications officer plays an important role in helping promote CIPFA’s voice to key stakeholders, supporting a programme of planned media and public affairs activity. As CIPFA’s communications officer, you’ll be responsible for communicating CIPFA’s position on everything from council tax and NHS funding to climate change and anti-corruption.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop their career as a communications professional in a public sector or professional services-oriented environment.

Communications Officer Responsibilities:

• developing and implementing press and public affairs strategies to promote CIPFA’s voice and thought leadership
• drafting press releases, reactive statements and long-form articles
• creating and monitoring digital content for CIPFA’s social media channels
• contributing to the production of CIPFA’s podcast (securing and conducting interviews, editing audio segments, etc.)
• responding to media inquiries and identifying opportunities for comment
• supporting senior CIPFA staff and council members by preparing briefing material and speeches

Communications Officer Requirements:

We are looking for a skilled writer who can translate often complex and technical policy ideas into accessible articles and content for a wide audience. A large part of the role will be writing for various publications and websites, so you must be adept at working with ambiguity, coming up to speed on policy quickly and understand what makes a good story.

The ideal candidate will likely have some press office or public affairs experience either in-house or through an agency.

We’re looking for excellent writing skills, confidence when working with deadlines and most importantly someone who is a team player. Knowledge of or interest in public policy and public services would be a distinct advantage, as would a willingness to get to grips with some of the complexities of public finance and translate them into impactful messages.

About Us:

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is a UK-based international accountancy membership and standard-setting body. We are the only such body globally dedicated to public financial management.

CIPFA believes that improving public services is the key to changing lives for the better and that good public financial management is central to achieving this ambition.

Location: CIPFA is a forward-looking organisation and has developed a modern and progressive approach to flexible working. The location for the role will be dual location at both home and our London office, attendance to be agreed according to business need.

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 36 per week
Salary: up to £31,000 per annum plus benefits
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave and up to a 10% employer’s pension contribution. Plus, we offer season ticket loans, an employee assistance helpline and exclusive discounts and rewards.

Closing date for applications: 15th May, 2022

You may have experience of the following: Communications Officer, Press Officer, Internal Communications, CRM, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Communications Executive, Communications Assistant, etc.

Ref: 132 609

Company Details

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is a professional institute for accountants working in the public services, national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be managed. It has 14,000 members