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Communications officer

Hays Sales and Marketing
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Marketing & PR
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A regulator is looking for a Communications Officer to start ASAP

* Hybrid working -Canary Wharf
* £150-£180 per day PAYE
* Start ASAP
* 5 Days a week or Part time 3 days a week
* Canary Wharf

Core Duties

* Responsible for all general communications and campaigns, writing articles and blogs for internal and external audiences.
* Main point of contact for media and press - field press enquiries, draft press releases and web content, securing coverage of relevant stories (whether print, digital or broadcast).
* Manage proactive and reactive engagement with the media and stakeholders, as well as the development and publication of policy and corporate documents.
* Prepare spokespeople for broadcast experience.
* Monitor the media and compile regular internal reports.
* Work with the Digital Communications Executive to support comms output, including editing and publishing content on the website
* Assist with internal communications.
* Support our programme of publications.
* Support our Consumer Panel as required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

* Media handling, including pitching stories, crisis response and relationship development.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to develop clear and compelling communications.
* Good networking and interpersonal skills to ensure effectiveness of the role.
* Experience in communications, journalism or public relations.
* Must have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
* A self-starter who takes initiative.
* Some experience of internal communications would be advantageous.
* University degree in relevant field desirable.
* Advanced IT Skills - Experience in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
* Public sector experience
* Strong writing skills and used to creating engaging content for a wide range of audiences using multi-channels

Please do contact me or apply ASAP if you are interested in this role with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant expertise.

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