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Communications Officer

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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    Up to £14.54 per hour

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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  • Startdate:

    29/06/20 13:40:14

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 provide communications support to a particular programme.

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 part time, temporary position three days a week, initially for six months with potential to be extended beyond this point. Due to Covid-19, the role will be home working for the first 3 months. If you feel you have the knowledge and skills to fulfil this role, feel free to submit your application.


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