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Communications Officer

  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

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  • Salary:

    Up to £14.83 per hour

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 months

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Job Description

Brook Street are recruiting for Communications Officer to work for a well established public sector organisation. We are looking for an experienced communications professional to deliver a number of varied and challenging campaigns.

Working as part of a small communications team supporting programmes and projects to deliver change, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record in delivering communications products and plans to tight deadlines and a creative approach to engaging audiences around difficult issues. Duties include;

-Produce a wide range of written materials, including press releases, blogs, articles, social media posts, case studies and briefings
-Build key relationships across the organisation and its partners (media offices and third party communications contacts)
-Provide robust, proactive media support to the team, provide crisis management, draft lines to take, statements and advise on appropriate media responses
-Be effective at building relationships across the organisation, including developing close partnership working across all 14 offices
-Identify and build audiences, gather insight and deliver engagement
-Spot opportunities to advance our communications objectives and identify and manage risks

The successful candidate will demonstrate;

-A passion for delivering communication strategies and campaigns
-Excellent copy writing skills, an instinct for the story and experience of developing case studies and media handling
-Excellent planning, management and organisational ability
-Experience of effectively working with and advising senior leaders
-Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines
-Strong analytical skill, plus excellent written and oral communications skills reflecting the need to explain complex policy areas to non-specialist audiences in a clear and engaging way

This is a full time, temporary position initially until the end of March with potential to be extended beyond this point. If you feel you have the knowledge and skills to fulfil this role, feel free to submit your application.


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