Senior communications Officer

England,Greater Manchester,Manchester
£27000 - £32000 per annum
31 August 2018
29 September 2018
Jennifer Taylor
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
Working as part of a team, as the Senior communications Officer you will deliver; planned and reactive communications relating to agenda-shaping topics.

Client Details

A unique organisation formed to transform the transport system across the North of England are looking for a Senior Communications Officer to be based out of Manchester.


As our Senior Communications Officer you will undertake proactive and reactive communications, media relations and engagement activities implementing and delivering strategies and plans, whilst also taking a lead for internal communications.

You will be expected to pro-actively contribute to the development and delivery of the Communications Strategy, ensuring communications and media services meet core objectives and continue to maintain and enhance the organisation's reputation.

Other duties include:

* Complete complex communications and media management related activities, utilising knowledge of specialist procedures, to provide technical specialist communications support services to the business

* Design and develop materials or provide information for use by internal or external audiences to ensure they are well informed

* Communicate with a wide range of internal/external stakeholders on area of specialism to ensure they have the specialist information that they need

* Devise and deliver communications campaigns with support from colleagues as required

* Provide professional and effective media relations services including organising and managing media events when required, responding to enquiries and providing appropriate responses including news releases as required

* Support the wider team on stakeholder engagement activity, particularly around larger events and campaigns

* Address inaccurate, incomplete or unbalanced comments and media coverage to mitigate potential reputation damage


The successful candidates will have:

* A relevant degree or equivalent qualification
* Experience working in a multi channel communications role
* Experience working with the media
* Great attention to detail
* Strong rapport building

Job Offer

* Competitive Salary DOE
* 27 days holiday

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