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Internal Communications Officer

Employer
Venesky Brown Recruitment Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 May 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Job Category: Internal Communications Job Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Venesky-Brown"s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Communications Officer for an initial 6 month contract on a rate of £200/day (inside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based for the foreseeable future.

Responsibilities:

- To deliver key elements of the organisation"s Internal Communications Strategy, including business as usual (BAU) and project activities, as directed by the Senior Internal Communications Manager

- Develop and implement internal communications and engagement plans to support colleagues working remotely

- Develop and deliver organisation-wide online events and webinars to support business needs

- Create presentations for the Executive Management Team to communicate key business activity

- Provide a professional editing and writing service

- Provide professional communications advice to other departments and programmes throughout the business

- Working closely with HR colleagues, develop ways to communicate change effectively and continually identify opportunities to support Organisational Development activity by delivering simple messages or complex information as required

- Working within a project team on a specific business area, champion the role, and early consideration, of communications and engagement and be a strong voice during project planning

- Deliver professional advice on channel use for specific project needs based on clear understanding of the effective ways to communicate and engage with different stakeholders and customers

- Provide insight into how to develop communications and engagement across the business and at project level and continuously look for, and articulate, ways of improving delivery, workflow and execution of campaign elements

Essential Skills:

- Educated to degree level within related field of communications, engagement, or marketing, and/or have relevant experience of working within a communications, engagement or marketing environment

- Strong experience working in internal communications roles

- Experience of managing and delivering multi-channel internal communications and staff engagement activities to a variety of internal stakeholders

- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary project team and championing communications and engagement activities during project development and delivery

- Excellent influencing and relationship-building skills

- Experience of communicating complex change to all levels of an organisation, tailoring the message and/or delivery channel to suit the target audience need

- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to deliver against tight and often competing deadlines

- First-class oral and written communication with an excellent attention to detail and the ability to relate to people at all levels

Desirable Skills:

- Experience of working in an agile project management environment

- Experience of hosting online events using tools such as Go To Webinar

- Experience of MS teams/SharePoint

- Experience of working remotely

- Experience of working in a public sector environment

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.
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