Interim Communications Manager

Forward Role
North West England
£200 - 250 per day + 250.00 Daily
27 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a leading education provider in Manchester. Due to a surge in demand they need an Interim Communications Manager to start as soon as possible. The focus of the communications will be a mix of external, internal and corporate so experience in a comparable full mix role would be useful. The company is one of the leading education providers in Manchester and is known for its strong international reputation. Role: The role of Interim Communications Manager is a 6 month project requiring an immediate start, although there is a possibility that it could extend. - You will be responsible for ensuring that the communications strategy is reflected across all external and HR communications and messaging. - Using your excellent communications knowledge, you will provide expert advice and guidance on the design, delivery and evaluation of project communication plans for a variety of stakeholder groups - You will also be required to provide guidance on the development of specific communications plans and offer on-going support to ensure language and presentation in all communications is consistent and in line with the companies policy’s. - You will be required to gather material across a number of communications projects in order to produce material for the regular communications cycle alongside the online news area. - A key to success will be your ability to develop and maintain website appearance and to ensure all content is on brand and in line with key messages. You will also have the ability to identify areas for improvement and site development. Experience required: - You must be available to start immediately - Experience in the education sector, or comparable public sector body, would be preferable - Experience in a full mix communications role covering the internal, external and corporate communications is essential - A working knowledge of appropriate multiple channels when delivering communications e.g. press, online, internal newsletters etc. - You will have demonstrable experience of understanding the importance of key messaging, ‘tone of voice’, brand consistency as well as strong content skills and able to write engaging content for a range of audiences. - This role requires strong engagement and stakeholder management skills due to the variety of partners and stakeholders that we work with so you will need to show that you can network efficiently with multiple stakeholders in order to build relationships and ensure consultation across a range of communication initiatives. - It is essential that you are a resilient and ambitious individual possessing exceptional communication and relationship building skills. - You will be flexible and creative in your approach, with the ability to analyse situations and influence others. - You must live within a commutable distance of Manchester Package: A daily rate of £200 to £250 per day. This is reflective of a limited company contractor. As the North West's leading Marketing, Analytics, Digital and Creative recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter pages for a full list of current opportunities as well as market place news and fun stuff. Forward Role is operating as an employment agency This job was originally posted as