Public Engagement and Communications Officer

Recruiter
Manpower
Location
Colchester
Posted
31 Mar 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Working as part of a research team, working with Big Data, we are looking for a Public Engagement and Communications Officer to work on a contract basis until early 2019

We are looking for someone who can work with websites, not a developer, but someone who can edit and develop content, taking information from a team of researchers and transforming it into engaging content

You will be liaising with local and national media, TV, radio, papers to get those stories covered, so content and communications is absolutely key to the delivery of this role.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external communication and information strategies for the team, as well as the management of the team's internal and external communications and information activities and ensuring that the communications and information activities meet the strategic and policy objectives.

To be successful in this role you need to be able to demonstrate the following;

* Understanding of the broad issues around big data and the research which is carried out by the team
* Experience of working as a communications officer
* Experience of working with members of the media
* Experience in establishing and maintaining an organisation’s presence on social media
* Experience in creating promotional materials and leaflets
* Experience of editing website content
* Experience with other research initiatives as communications officer
* Knowledge of web-authoring systems
* Experience of writing for a variety of media outlets
* Experience of organising events (workshops, conferences, public lectures, etc.)

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