Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for a Programme Communications Officer on a 3 months contract with a possibility of an extension.
Main purpose of post
To support these ongoing efforts the team is looking for an experienced communications professional to support our ongoing reactive, and pro-active plans. You should have a background that speaks for itself, able to present clear evidence of the difference your communications plans have made. You need to know how to develop an evidence-based communications campaign, across multiple channels, addressing multiple audiences. You must be able to evaluate your successes (and failures) to improve our approach.
To deputise for the Head of Campaigns and support the Head of Campaigns in delivering high quality award winning campaigns that enable the Council to deliver its priorities
To ensure the council's campaign programme makes use of the best available channels across the wide spectrum of communications disciplines
To have good experience of the core professional disciplines of marketing, media, internal and digital communications
To be responsible for the delivery of a number of campaigns ensuring all activity is monitored and evaluated and reported back regularly to the organisation
To generate positive stories that uphold the council's narrative and be able to write and produce content appropriate for different channels
To be responsible for the improvement of the council's digital channels and aware of any new developments in digital channels and how we might use them
To keep abreast of the latest news and developments in the public sector and ensure that the forward planning grid is up to date.
Plan and organise work to ensure the delivery of those aspects of the service for which responsible.
Undertake / support consultation procedures. Identify issues, resolving as appropriate and escalating complex problems if necessary.
Collate process and analyse complex information. Ensure all required records and information are maintained correctly.
Prepare and present results / responses / reports / recommendations.
Provide authoritative advice, guidance and support to colleagues, customers and stakeholders. Respond to and investigate enquiries / escalated complaints.
Contribute to identifying and delivering information / activities to support service delivery / promote the service area /.
Support others in their development, including external organisations / customers where appropriate.
Develop good working relationships and communicate effectively with internal / external organisations / partners and stakeholders. Represent specialist area internally and / or externally. Model, demonstrate and promote good practice relevant to the role.
Support partnership agreements and partnership working within area of responsibility.
Contribute to service / business plans for area of responsibility and to wider service planning and development activities.Skills/Qualifications
Experience of providing direct advice and briefing to senior managers and/or elected members on media and reputation issues
Experience of working across a wide range of communications projects including media, campaigns, marketing and events
Experience of working in a highly pressured environment and delivering results to tight deadlines
Proven ability to find solutions to public relations problems and take necessary action
A strong understanding and knowledge of national, regional, local and specialist press relevant to local government
An understanding of local government, the services provided by local councils, and the responsibilities a council has to its residents
Excellent writing skills with a clear, concise and lively prose style, and the ability to write for a range of different audiences
Excellent oral communications skills and the ability to maintain effective relationships at every level of an organisation
Ability to translate complex information into a clear and approachable format for a wide range of audiences
Good attention to detail, strong organisational skills and the ability to operate to tight deadlines in highly pressured environments
Knowledge of accounting and finance principlesTo get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Anisha 0(phone number removed)