Lead Communications Officer

Posted 17 May by Mark James Search Limited Easy Apply

Our client is looking for an experienced Lead communication officer to join the team on a temporary basis.


  • To help deliver the councils communications strategy to increase awareness and of council activities or hit behavioural change targets or improve the corporate reputation of the council by working on a number of corporately agree campaigns each year.
  • Develop costed and proactive promotional plans in support of key council communications objectives.
  • Develop materials, both print and electronic in support of such plans
  • Act as contact with services to responds to media enquiries and take responsibility for ensuring that such enquiries are resolved in a responsive and positive way that reflects well on the council.
  • Provide support and advice to senior members and officer on communications matters, covering a wide range of publications and materials, including print, electronic and social media.
  • Produce high quality copy for council publications, both internal and external, acting as subject owner for all aspects of a specific campaign.


  • Degree level or appropriate professional qualification (NCTJ, CIPR, CIM) essential
  • A minimum of two years appropriate experience in press/public relations
  • A proven track record of success in dealing with day to day media handling and news management in relation to difficult or sensitive issues
  • Experience of working on structured and measurable campaigns.
  • Understanding and evidence of working with market segmentation methods - ACORN/Mosaic - in order to target campaigns at the most appropriate audience.
  • Able to cope with pressure
  • Proven self-starter
  • Creative thinker - essential
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Able to maintain focus in a busy work environment.

This posiston is looking for an ASAP start.

Please apply online for consideration.

Reference: 35169534

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