Communications Manager – 3 to 6 month contract

 

Published: 5 October 2018

Reference: BCHS525
Location: Preston
Salary: £37K pro rata

My client is a public sector organisation, based near Preston, who is on the lookout for a Communications Officer/Manager to join their team for a 3 to 6 month contract.

 

 

What will you be doing?

 

  • Developing high quality communications strategies and plans, utilising all appropriate channels and digital tools.
  • Drive forward the proactive and reactive communication agenda supporting the implementation of the organisation’s Digital Strategy.
  • Advise the Leader, Cabinet, Chief Executive Officer and Leadership Team on digital media and communications strategy and planning.
  • Network with online media, publishers platforms and key stakeholders to anticipate and manage key issues

 

 

You’ll need experience of the following:

 

  • Delivering communications in a public or private sector organisation of comparable scale and complexity.
  • A track record of delivering projects in line with ambitious corporate plans and targets.
  • Experience of contributing to organisational transformation programmes, corporate strategy and plans.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders on communication channels and platforms.
  • Awareness of local government governance and the role of Elected Members in the decision- making process.
  • Leading marketing campaigns and managing content across all channels including print and digital.

 

 

Other skills and attributes include:

 

  • Enabling openness between multiple internal and external stakeholders, actively builds and maintains effective network and identifies opportunities for building mutually supported          partnerships.
  • Facilitating collaboration by creating multi-disciplinary teams to address key issues and priorities.
  • Able to systematically and methodically identify and addresses areas/ opportunities for development and capability.
  • Are able to identify issues from multiple perspectives in order to influence through identifying win-win opportunities.
  • Can garner key information from a wide range of sources and will use this to inform their strategic thinking.
  • Is able to take responsibility for key decisions and not only takes accountability but will make them in a timely way.
  • Open to innovation but is conceptually agile enough to weigh up the pros and cons of competing viable options.
  • Clearly set out expectations and manages performance with fairness and transparency.

 

 

 

 

Anything else?

 

  • A relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification would be a bonus as would any journalism experience and naturally significant practical communications experience.

 

 

So what can they offer you?

 

  • A can-do, customer orientated and outcome focused approach to doing business.
  • Freedom. You will be empowered to think, innovate and deliver.
  • A ‘One Team’ culture where everyone is working collaboratively to deliver on our promises.
  • A constantly changing environment; in a good way! You’ll never get bored!

 

 

 

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