Communications Coordinator

Focus Resourcing Group
Brentwood, UK
10 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Communications Officer to join their organisation on a permanent basis working Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm. Occasional flexibility is required to support key events in the evening and weekends.

The yearly salary is £23,500 - £25,000 and other benefits include; 20 days holiday plus statutory days, pension 5% employee contribution, 10% employer contribution, car parking, gym membership and subsidised Private Medical Insurance available on request.

The Communications Officer is responsible for the concept and design of all external advertising and all internal promotion for concerts, productions and exhibitions.

The overall objective of the Communications Department is to put the organisation at the centre of an energetic, enthusiastic and supportive community.

Daily duties;
  • Generate news stories and social media content to raise awareness of achievements.
  • Using Adobe InDesign to develop and produce promotional materials (web, digital and print) within branding guidelines.
  • Capture photos, sound recordings and videos for use in all communications materials.
  • Contribute to keeping the website up to date, including using HTML
  • Own and run the tools that support all communications efforts, including database of contacts, audience intelligence (CRM) and calendar of events.
  • Produce reports including post activity assessments; web traffic analytics, measurement of ROI.
  • Set and coordinate placement of staff recruitment advertising.
  • Provide marketing and communications support for the external resources on hire.
  • Lead marketing promotions and produce promotional literature including a weekly newsletter.
  • Plan and place advertising in directories and local/regional press.
  • Conduct customer research to inform marketing activities.
  • Manage the external hiring website.
  • Produce quarterly reports and present to the committee.
  • Manage a coordinated programme of events, overseeing all planning, promotional and logistical aspects.
  • Act as a coordinator, ensuring all events and marketing touch points are captured in the communications plan and calendar.
  • Liaise with external suppliers when needed.
  • Support the Communications Manager and Director of Communications, Admissions & Development in their day to day tasks.

Person specification;
  • Ideally educated to degree level with proven experience of working within a marketing, communications, or membership environment.
  • Flexible and creative writing skills with the ability to adapt tone and content to suit a variety of audiences and media, and to develop stories and interesting angles on news.
  • Experience of organising events successfully.
  • IT literacy including good knowledge of MS Office applications, databases and reporting tools.
  • Ideally some knowledge of web content management systems and design software eg Adobe InDesign, although training can be provided.
  • Ideally some knowledge and use of social media channels.
  • Self-motivated with a positive outlook and a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Ability to work flexibly, independently and also part of a team.
  • Presentable and professional appearance.
  • Strong organisational, time management and administrative skills with the ability to manage a busy workload.
  • Ability to show discretion and integrity in approach to work.

Please bear in mind that you may not hear from us straight away. Due to the high level of applications we receive every day, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. If you would like to be considered for similar and future positions, or for a complete listing of all our current vacancies, please visit our website.

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