Communications Officer

Recruiter
Momentum Recruitment LTD
Location
Dorset, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Ref
1224501141
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Momentum Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Communications Officer to manage and develop our clients communications activity with internal and external customers through a variety of means.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

1. Develop and co-ordinate communication, engagement and marketing strategies and policies.

2. Manage the approach to communications and be a key lead in a particular area or service, ensuring that information is disseminated effectively and that staff access to information is increased.

3. Manage and develop the way in which internal and external customers access information through the intranet, Dorset for You website and other electronic means.

4. Ensure and advise on communications material (ie, internal and external web pages) meet their strategic objectives and adhere to government guidelines for high standards of accessibility, usability, editorial quality and legality.

5. Act as a budget holder where appropriate.

6. Be a representative of the service, attending and chairing meetings and groups reporting on key communications issues, as appropriate.

7. Work with officers across the County Council, identifying communications requirements and innovative practice for internal and external customers and developing these as appropriate.

8. Develop partnerships and work with stakeholders to achieve the maximum degree of cooperation and co-ordination of current and future communications projects.

9. Encourage and be actively involved in enabling key groups of staff to engage more effectively with customers/the community.

10. Provide training and support where appropriate to ensure communications materials are of a high quality and operate within a consistent whole authority framework.

11. Contribute to the production and development of team and service plans and performance indicators as appropriate.

12. Lead and manage the consistent implementation of the County Council's identity/branding framework in communications material.

13. Support the programme of communications and promotional activities, monitoring and evaluating these where appropriate.

14. Maintain an awareness of and involvement in national developments and best practice in area of service specialism and integrate as appropriate.

Candidates must have:

* NVQ Level 4 (vocational or educational) or equivalent.

* First degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a communications related discipline.

* Experience of supervising other staff.

* Experience of managing and developing methods of communications. 15. Experience of writing reports and strategic documents.

For further information please contact Katie Nicholls at Momentum Recruitment

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