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Communications Officer

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Job Description

My client based in the North West are looking for a Communications officer for a 6 month contract. This will be working on a hybrid basis 2 days on site, and will be working INSIDE of ir35

Working as part of a close-knit team, your role will be to support team colleagues in delivering effective communications and engagement activities, to an audience of around 500 IT colleagues, and to staff and students across the organisation. Your main focus will be on internal communications, but you will also be involved in supporting IT projects and IT change initiatives.

You will work alongside the Communications Manager and Internal Communications Lead to plan, produce, deliver and evaluate internal communications activities to help engage staff and students within the department and across the company. You will be responsible for drafting and editing copy, conducting interviews and research to create content for a range of channels, content and campaign planning including maintaining schedules and comms plans, supporting engagement activities such as staff events, and running survey work and evaluation activity.

You will be expected to write and deliver communications to a range of stakeholders through a variety of channels including online, face-to-face and in print, ensuring ease of access to information and clarity and consistency of messages in line with organisations brand and house style guidelines.

The person

The successful person should be able to demonstrate:

A collaborative not competitive approach to work
Strong writing abilities including copy editing and proof reading
Ability to tailor writing for different audiences and channels
A keen eye for detail, applying due diligence to all aspects of written content and publishing.
Organised with ability to create and maintain content plans
Ability to work at pace under pressure
Previous experience in communications, ideally within the public sector
Experience of content and campaign planning
Knowledge of internal communications techniques and best practices
Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
Proven track record of working alongside internal and external stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes
Strong IT skills with the ability to use Microsoft 365 applications such as, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams
A commitment to the companies strategic objectives, vision and values

Job Summary

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