Senior Communications Officer

Reference

BRSCO

Sector

Marketing

Salary

£31,371 Per Annum

Town/City

DERRY

Contract Type

Temporary

Closing Date

28/09/2020

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MPA Recruitment, on behalf of our Housing Association client have been appointed to recruit a Senior Communications Officer based in their Head office in Derry-Londonderry. This is a full time temporary 9-month contract, the salary is £31,371per annum pro rata, this role offers excellent career opportunity.

Your New Role

This exciting post will give the right candidate the opportunity to manage in-house communications and take responsibility for developing and delivering communication plans to maintain reputation, raise the Association profile and maximize opportunities to build the brand.

Main duties

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Association’s media relations including handling incoming media enquiries and preparing media statements to promote and protect the reputation of the Association.
  • Responsible for building, maintaining, and developing relationships with journalists and other relevant communications and media contacts.
  • Lead in the identification of key target audiences and messages, select the appropriate media, monitor impact, respond, and evaluate feedback for on-going improvement.
  • Manage reputational risk to the organisation through proactive and reactive media relations. Work with PR Consultants in co-ordinating responses in a crisis situation.
  • Maximise opportunities to enhance the profile of the Association by pitching stories to local media and publications.
  • Prepare media commentary and press releases, finding new and future stories to maximise the work of the Association.
  • Liaise with and brief photographers and video production companies to effectively illustrate the work of the Association.
  • Implement Association’s Communications Strategy.
  • Provide professional communications advice to SMT, managers and staff on the communication implications of Association activity.
  • Support SMT, managers and employees in identifying communications opportunities and develop appropriate communications plans to support the delivery of their objectives.
  • Manage Association’s online channels of communication (websites and social media) including the timely drafting of high-quality content and the production of attractive graphics and images.
  • Lead the management of internal staff communication, in particular the creation and distribution of Associations monthly staff e-zine.
  • Provide regular performance monitoring reports to SMT (media coverage, website traffic, etc).
  • Lead in the co-ordination and production of corporate publications/Liaise with advertising agencies, designers, and printers.
  • Assist with proof reading, copy writing, editing copy and information collection.
  • Co-ordinate all marketing, advertising, and promotional activities in line with approved business plans and budgets and demonstrate their impact
  • Organise and manage corporate events and advise on event planning to ensure communication of key messages and appropriate brand values.
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations/video clips for events/conferences etc.Assist with Tenders

What you’ll need to exceed

The essential criteria for the post requires,

  • A third level qualification in a marketing related subject+ 2 years’ experience in a similar communications and marketing role
  • or educated to A-level standard or equivalent+5 years’ experience in a similar communications and marketing role
  • Experience of implementing marketing and communication strategies and the production of marketing and communication materials.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing content for websites and utilising social media in a marketing capacity.
  • Experience of dealing with advertising, PR/ communication briefs.A track record of proven delivery, demonstrating both creative and analytical skills. 
  • An understanding of digital marketing practice.   
  • Excellent level of IT literacy to include proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.   
  • Ability to write articles for press and print and digital media.  
  • Experience of using web content management systems and online e-zine systems.     Experience of using online graphic design tools    
  • Experience of using effective file management on file sharing platforms

This is not an opportunity to be missed, to apply please send an updated copy of your CV to Brenda.okane@mparecruitment.co.uk or call Brenda in the strictest of confidence to discuss further and/or request a full job description/Specification on 02871360070.