Communication Officer - Kirklees

Recruiter
BBL Recruitment
Location
Huddersfield
Salary
£18.51 per hour
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Communication Officer - Kirklees Pay : £18.51ph umbrella Hour : 37 hour week Duration : 6 month Scope : Inside IR-35 Sector : Public Purpose of the job: Provide professional advice and support to improve and protect the reputation of the organisation, being proactive and using your initiative to deliver agreed outcomes. Flag up risk to the reputation of the organisation. Support CM day to day activity and projects to ensure they are delivered effectively and meet defined objectives using appropriate media channels and messages. Clear communication media messages with senior managers, lead members and councillors. Monitor the effectiveness of communications and marketing work to meet requirements and providing this feedback to improve activity. Develop communication plans to support the requirements of the council and others. Monitor and managing small activity or project budgets Job Checklist: Dealing with colleagues and Councillors in a sensitive and appropriate way, managing conflicting demands, priorities and requirements. Briefing of colleagues, and specialist services that support CM activity. In addition briefing external suppliers in line with procurement procedures. Using our core communication channels (press, social media, residents magazine, online channels) to provide timely, relevant and accurate information in response to customer, and service needs. Using our core internal communication channels (intranet, staff email cascades, newsletters, forums etc) to ensure staff our engaged in the work of the organisation and that they feel listened to. Using customer intelligence, research and consultation to provide an insight into the public and customers – and presenting this information for senior managers and councillors in order to improve service delivery and communications activity. Ensuring Health and Safety of others whilst, planning, implementing or commissioning communications activity. Experience : Experience of delivering communications activities such as PR, marketing, media, communications planning, risk analysis, and evaluation skills. Knowledge of project management and budget management processes. Strong experience of working in an online environment, with proven experience of creating and managing appropriate content for multiple audiences and stakeholders on multiple platforms. Experience of working on major communications and PR campaigns across the council and partners. Excellent written and oral communications skills. You will also need to recognise areas of reputational risk, issues of political propriety and confidentiality. Experience of developing and delivering communications, marketing and media plans and strategies to meet expectations of senior managers. Good research, analytical and evaluation skills to report reach, take-up of campaigns and coverage, including the ability to access information from a variety of sources and assess what is important and should be considered in the development of a communications approach. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86541237

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