Communications Officer

Sellick Partnership
£27000 - £29500/annum highly attractive benefits package
12 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Communications Officer

Salary: Circa £27,000

Location: Central Leeds

Duration: 18 months FTC

Communications Officer required for a fast moving and rapidly developing public sector organisation based conveniently in central Leeds.

The Communications Officer position is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure to a high profile and newly formed public sector organisation. We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced Communications specialist to add value and have an impact within a fast paced communications department.

Key responsibilities of the Communications Officer:

* Provide effective media relations, communications and stakeholder management services for a number of prominent programmes including organising and managing media stakeholder events, responding to stakeholder and media enquiries and providing appropriate responses including news releases.
* Address inaccurate, incomplete or unbalanced comments and media coverage to mitigate potential reputational damage.
* Maximise positive media coverage to promote programme related activities.
* Assist in the development and delivery of creative approaches to publicise the organisation's priorities.
* Produce quality content for a range of channels including press releases and media statements, web copy, brochures, leaflets and posters, briefing notes and internal communications.
* Develop and maintain web content.
* Work with internal colleagues to coordinate and deliver activity across a range of communications and engagement channels including media relations, e-comms, internal communications, events and stakeholder engagement.

The person:

* The successful Communications Officer will have relevant experience working in a multi-channel communications role and be ideally educated to degree level, equivalent, or possess a recognised media or communications-related qualification.
* You should have ideally worked within a similar role within the public sector and/or not for profit organisation, however this is not essential criteria.
* You should possess excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate with a variety of people at all levels.

If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please contact Mark Croston at Sellick Partnership on (Apply online only).

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