Communications Officer- Belfast

Kennedy Employment Solutions
Belfast, UK
19 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 18058

We are currently recruiting for a band 6 Communications Officer for the Belfast area. This will be a full-time temporaryrole, consisting of 37.5hours per week, with an hourly rate of This vacancy is expected to last for 8 weeks with possible extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Responsibility for the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of public information campaigns across a range of public health issues and communications channels including mass media advertising

-Ensuring campaigns are completed on time, to specification, within budget, to the highest professional standards and in line with PHA financial processes

-Work cooperatively and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation, to achieve successful delivery of a campaign from inception to completion

-Develop and maintain close working relationships with the PHA contracted advertising agencies ensuring compliance with PHA processes and value for money

-Advise and influence senior staff on matters relating to public information campaigns, ensuring a strong, positive and credible image for the PHA in support of the PHA communications strategy

-Work as part of a team, or independently, to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate communication plans and activity, in support of the PHA's role in protecting and improving public health

Essential criteria:

- Educated to degree level or equivalent

-At least three years' extensive experience within the past seven years working in a communications' role.

-Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post

-The ability to deliver public information campaigns which include mass media advertising.

-The ability to develop and deliver multi-channelled communications plans, tailoring messages to different target audiences.

-Ability to set KPIs and evaluate the impact of communications activity

-The ability to critically analyse information and interpret research.

-The ability to manage budgets.

-The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, and perform to a high standard with the minimum of supervision, even when under pressure.

-The ability to prioritise and progress a busy workload.

-The ability to communicate creatively, clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, on relevant topics to a range of audiences

-Good negotiation skills, tact and diplomacy and the ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations.

-Ability to write a campaign/creative brief.

-Skilled in generating content to a high standard for print and electronic publication.

-Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

-IT literate with a good knowledge of and ability to use digital marketing techniques.

-Knowledge and appreciation of HSC, and public sector values and governance.

Desirable criteria:

-Educated to degree level in a marketing or communications-related discipline.

-Experience of developing and delivering public information campaigns which include mass media advertising

Additional information:

For more information on this role or any other vacancy please call us on 028 90330 555

Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.

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