Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Communications Officer on 3 months contract with a possibility of an extension.
Purpose of the role –
To work as part of a responsive and creative team delivering both internal and external communications. Work will be prioritised against corporate objectives.
Relevant qualification or demonstrable experience in PR/digital media and/or journalism to degree level or equivalent
Evidence of continual professional development
Experience in communications, public relations in a public body or large organisation
Experience of implementing communication plans in a complex organisation
To provide support to advise senior managers and politicians in complex/crisis situations.
A good understanding and insight into the workings and political processes of political organisations and working with elected members
Experience of dealing with sensitive, high profile and/or controversial issues in a diplomatic way to maintain the Council’s reputation and/or minimise the impact on the Council’s reputation.
Knowledge of media law, libel and copyright issues
Influencing and negotiating skills
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
Initiative and innovation, to think creatively and provide solutions to some of the communication challenges the organisation faces
Able to create content using a variety of techniques, including video.
Knowledge of local government and the policies affecting it including opportunities and challenges it faces.
Good oral, written, interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to balance a varied workload with conflicting deadlines in a high pressurised environment
To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact us on 02476 992143