• Belfast
  • £ 16.18 an hour
  • Temporary
  • AAK-SO-Belfast
  • grainne.donnelly@premiere-agency.com

Our client, a leading public sector organisation, based in Belfast are looking to recruit an Information Officer to join their team.

The role is available immediately for 6 months with the option to extend for 6 months.

Hourly Pay: £16.18

37 hours per week Monday to Friday (possibility of weekend and outside hours work)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicating Departmental work through the media;
  • Identifying and maximising PR opportunities to raise the profile of initiatives for the Department;
  • Coordinating and responding to media enquiries / interview requests as required;
  • Writing, editing and proof-reading press releases, articles and forewords for publication;
  • Dealing with phone and email queries from journalists;
  • Drafting and copy-editing responses to journalists;
  • Managing relationships with journalists;
  • Managing arrangements for media coverage of events, announcements and visits;
  • Assisting press office staff in managing and arranging press conferences, radio and TV interviews;
  • Recording and editing short videos
  • Publishing Departmental information on social media channels and internet and intranet platforms;
  • Coordinating and managing Press Office returns – e.g. FOIs – as required for the Branch;
  • Managing the issue of Daily Media Digest and Social Media Updates;
  • Staff management responsibility for Administration staff;
  • Deputise for Senior Information Officer as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • at least two years’ experience within the last eight years in a communications role – e.g press office, public relations, marketing, or journalism

The post holder will be required to demonstrate a wide range of skills including:

  • Good project management skills ensuring delivery of agreed plans within timescales and budget;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including copywriting;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple tasks and to meet deadlines;
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Good creative skills
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to lead and contribute to meeting Team, Branch, Divisional and Departmental objectives; and
  • Self-motivation.

This post will include some travel to meetings and events across Northern Ireland and therefore access to a form of transport will be required to carry out the duties of this post.

To apply please send your CV via the link.