Public Relations Officer

Recruiter
SOLOS Consultants Ltd
Location
Bristol, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Jul 2019
Closes
19 Jul 2019
Ref
1191192298
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is recruiting for a Public Relations Officer to join their business on an initial 3 month contract, in Bristol.

To deliver a full range of public relations support and services including strategies, reputation management, media relations, publications and digital channels.

Responsibilities
  • To develop a specialism (e.g. writing press releases, directing photo opportunities, web development, social media) and to contribute to development of other team members in these fields.
  • To model and promote good equalities practice and value diversity across the service.
  • To develop communication strategies on routine (e.g. service promotions) and non-routine matters (e.g. Serious Case Reviews) which deliver key service or reputation outcomes.
  • To work with elected members, officers and partnership organisations to offer strategic public relations advice which helps inform decision making and maximises opportunities for the positive and successful implementation of council policy.
  • To provide a robust proactive and reactive media relations service which can respond to both routine and complex local, regional, specialist and national media enquiries. Integral to this is the requirement to provide an effective rebuttal service when faced with negative or unfounded media coverage or stories.
  • To ensure that public relations activities are fully integrated into the businesses' overall communications.
  • Managing incoming press office enquiries, and sending outgoing press releases in a timely manner

This role will run for 3 months initially with the view to extend. You will need to be a strong communicator with the ability to work autonomously at times or within a team to achieve objectives.

This role has been deemed to be inside IR35.

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