Senior Communications Officer

Michael Page Marketing
United Kingdom
£300 - £350 per day
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

a 10 week contract working for a high profile government organisation based in London as a Senior Communications Officer.

Client Details

A high profile government organisation.


  • Provide professional expertise to develop and deliver the Restoration and Renewal communications strategy, which aims to raise awareness and understanding of the Programme.
  • Develop and deliver co-ordinated communications plans that take account of reputational risk, financial resources and impact on key stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with internal communications team to develop and deliver an integrated communications strategy for the Programme.
  • Take part in the Programme team's out-of-hours media service including anticipating potential reputational risk and taking appropriate steps to mitigate that risk where necessary.
  • Work with colleagues in the Media and Communications Press and Media Office in developing and agreeing lines to take and delivering an integrated external communications strategy.
  • Representing the Programme at meetings with senior managers and where appropriate, deputise for the Programme Communications Manager.
  • Act as a Programme media spokesperson for reactive enquiries, and respond to breaking news stories to minimise any risk to the organisations reputation.
  • To ensure that accurate, timely, impartial and reliable information is provided to the media and internal stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Responsibility for the Programme's digital content.
  • To help deliver a social media strategy for the Programme.


  • Experience of working across a range of communications disciplines, including developing and delivering communications strategies and plans, working in a communications team in a high-pressure, complex environment, as a media spokesperson dealing with politically sensitive issues, advising very senior staff on media handling and/or crisis management.
  • Demonstrable, recent experience of writing and developing content and initiatives for digital channels, including social media.
  • Ability to tailor communications to address particular challenges and sensitivities in a high profile context.
  • A track record of proactive and reactive media planning and delivery, working with national, regional and trade media and dealing with complex issues for a high profile, national organisation (if leading on media relations).

Job Offer

£300 - £350 per day fr a 10 week contract.

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