Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for a Communications Manager on a 3 months contract with a possibility of an extension.
Main purpose of post
Responsible for developing and delivering a number of client’s communications projects. This includes ensuring that all internal and external stakeholders (including the north London boroughs) are fully informed about the projects and the progress of the same. To take the lead in promoting the projects, managing contractors delivering the projects in some cases and to handle enquiries in a constructive and open manner.
This role will have a particular focus on communications and will work closely with, and report into the Interim Communications Team Manager, who manages the clients Communications programme.
Take a lead role in designing, delivering and evaluating above, and below-the-line behaviour change campaigns.
Manage a retained external communications adviser ensuring that the agency delivers on time and to budget – reporting to the Interim Communications Team Manager and the Head of Legal and Governance on the same.
Develop and maintain a stakeholder plan, segmenting key groupings of stakeholders, setting objectives for working with them and pursuing the necessary actions to achieve these objectives.
Develop and manage a programme of digital work, overseeing an external agency to do this, including reassessment of the Authority’s digital offering for accessibility and implementing changes as necessary.
To produce reports as required by the Interim Communications Team Manager, including for Authority members which provide details of the progress on the communications strategy and plan.
To create and take responsibility for creating and updating newsletters, presentational slides, video, the client’s website and social media under the guidance of the Interim Communications Team Manager and Head of Legal and Governance.
(HCC) Marketing or PR degree or equivalent qualification or equivalent level of experience
Degree level or equivalent e.g. NVQ level 4 &/or relevant experience
Communications/ Marketing qualification at degree level or higher – essential
High level understanding and experience in delivering a full range of communications techniques including identifying the correct media to use for specific messages and the utilisation of the full range of communication channels.
Able to develop, manage and deliver a complex communications strategy with often conflicting demands on time.
Understand all communications options and recommend the most appropriate.
Ability to gain the skills and trust of partners and local residents.
Ability to understand and work with Local Government policies, procedures and approaches
Demonstrable experience of delivering large scale communication projects and of evaluating the impact of the same.
Demonstrable experience of using press and public relations techniques to secure the required outcomes.
Evidenced experience in the development and use of social media in communications strategies.
Contractor and budget management experience.
To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Anisha 07876556434.