- Belfast City Centre
- £ £16.18ph
We are currently recruiting for a Communications Manager (staff officer grade) to start asap in a public sector role based in Belfast City Centre. The successful candidate will be required to start asap.
Rate of pay: £16.18ph
Hours of work: Full time. 37 hours per week. Monday to Friday.
Duration: ASAP for 4 weeks with likelihood of extension.
This position is to assist the Communications Unit in all aspects of its duties and responsibilities which include all internal and external communications – including engagement with the media, event management, staff and stakeholder engagement and digital communications.
Main duties include:
*Assist the Communications Manager in the delivery of effective media and stakeholder engagement;
*Deal with a large volume of media queries, including responding directly to journalists;
*Handle sensitive and complex legal content in order to draft articles for proactive placement or reactive media responses as appropriate;
*Develop and implement communication plans, utilising all relevant channels, for internal and external audiences.
*Manage the provision of a timely and relevant media monitoring service to the Director and the Senior Management team (including contribution towards weekend provision);
*Manage a communications planning system, to include a calendar for promotional activity and media handling;
*Produce press releases, articles, speeches and e-zines;
*Take a role in internal communications with responsibility for producing and publishing content on the intranet and core brief.
*Contribute to the out of hours media service, where necessary.
*Any other duties as required by the office.
Two years’ practical experience, gained within the last five years, in a communications role, such as public relations, digital communications or journalism.
Plus experience, gained within the last five years, of production of media materials, such as press releases, web content, reports and speeches.
It is necessary for the postholder to have:
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
*A strong knowledge of the workings of the media;
*Experience of handling media queries;
*An ability to read and understand legal issues and explain these accurately in media friendly terms;
*An ability to work within a team and on their own initiative;
*An ability to work to deadlines;
*Strong organisational and planning skills.
If interested, please apply your CV via the link below