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Communications Officer

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    £14.38 - £17.90 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella Company)

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    about 1 month ago

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A 6 Month+ opportunity has arisen for a Communications Officer within the local authorities in Bournemouth.

Job Purpose

A tactical and operational communications role that will help to deliver campaigns to support the organisations' priorities. This will include producing and/or managing production of targeted content for external and internal audiences, including engaging written work for online and print, and creative visual and video content. Responsive communications is also key, alongside the ability to defend and promote the councils' position on a range of topics and issues. The post-holder will contribute to the management and development of a variety of communications channels, including social media and websites

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the team to develop and deliver impactful, audience-focused communications activities
  • With the Communications Business Partner and Internal Change & Communications Manager to contribute to the development, monitoring and management of communication channels, including web and social media content
  • Monitoring the performance and effectiveness of communications projects and materials, by gathering and analysing audience engagement through analytics and qualitative means
  • Produce, issue and publish media releases, responsive statement & quotes, social media content, and other materials including web content and email newsletters, including responsibility for duty news desk role on a rota basis.
  • Advise managers on proactive and reactive communications activities, attending meetings where required to advise and update

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 3 A Levels, NVQ 3, HND or diploma (or equivalent experience)
  • Confident using IT platforms relevant to the role, such as social media management systems, email marketing software, Canva (or equivalent), Powtoon (or equivalent), imovie, digital asset management, media management tools, and website CMS software.
  • Experience relevant to the responsibilities in communications and/or journalism
  • Experience of writing copy/comment for the media, online channels and a range of publications and audiences
  • Production of digital content to support the councils' news agenda and social media activities
  • Experience of exercising political awareness and providing impartial advice.

Rate of pay

PAYE: £14.31

Umbrella: £17.90

Hours of work are 08:30-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Flexitime system in place, actual working days/times to be discussed.

Colleagues currently all remote (home) working wherever possible, using council provided laptop or personal home computer. Ideally candidates able to do the same, although office-based arrangements might be possible. Options to be discussed.

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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