Senior Information Officer

Recruiter
Day Webster
Location
Farringdon
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Information Officer needed

Location- London
Term- Temp contract 37.5 hours per week
Duration- 2 months from start date (Possible extension)
Shift pattern- Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17:00
Rate- £135 - £165 per day depending on experience and payment method

We are looking for a Senior Information Officer for a role in London.

This role will:

- lead on organising key national public-facing events;
- lead a thorough and wide-ranging programme of external front line engagement with support from officials;
- host high-level roundtables with significant frontline stakeholders/other government departments;
- stay close to departmental work on engagement with communities;
- ensure experts are engaged to best effect;
- recruit and manage relationships with PR agencies;

- advise and update officials and Ministers on a regular basis

Given the sensitivity of some of the stakeholder management and the nature of the public facing activity, we need specialists who can:

- organise events;
- have strong project management skills;
- listen openly to all stakeholder views;

- engage with the community and centenary-focused groups to ensure we are designing projects that will work for them and deliver strong outcomes

The SIO role will support the lead on stakeholder management, ensuring we are consulting the right groups and capturing insight to underpin policy decisions.

The outputs:

- Organise key public facing events that are co-ordinated and reflect aims/objectives of ministers

- Ensuring that findings of engagement with the community are fed into policy development and relayed to officials and minsters.

Frontline Activity

This work is most likely to take place in the Department, but engaging directly and influencing young people (in particular girls for the Centenary activity) and the community. Some engagement will also be with regional groups associated with the centenary.

Organising and co-ordinating events that fulfil policy objectives to consult on the GRA and celebrate the centenary will be complex and require strong project management skills to drive forward this activity.

For the frontline, the advisers will be a more credible face of this work – able to talk to relevant stakeholders and understand better their issues. This will be crucial in ensuring we properly understand the issues faced and are able to secure buy-in.

Engagement with OGDs will also be a key part of this role. The centenary celebration requires cross government co-ordination and the GRA consultation involves liaising with Department of Health officials.

The majority (70%+) of this role will be time spent organising events, in roundtables, meeting with frontline groups, project management and stakeholder management.

The experts will also be required to regularly meet with officials and Ministers to discuss the progress of activity highlighting and risk and cost implications.

Only candidates with previous experienced will be considered for these particular roles.

Please contact us ASAP if you are available for immediate consideration on

Many Thanks,
Day Webster Admin & Clerical Team