Temporary Communications Officer – PR & Media

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Temporary Communications Officer – PR & Media
Contract / Temporary

Telford RQ608436

Posted: 16th June 2022 10:50
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  • Pay Rate:

    £108.35 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months


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What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Communications Officer – PR & Media

Reference no: Telford RQ608436

To assist in the communications of the Council’s key priorities through a range of established and developing channels, positioning the local authority as a proactive, professional and high performing council that optimises a digital first approach.

To work with the communications team in delivering the corporate communications strategy.


  • Deliver communication campaigns, corporate publicity and information through the Council’s existing and developing channels
  • Promote the development of digital news, publishing this to as wide an audience as possible
  • Provide specific information for the council’s intranet site and support internal communications and activities
  • Develop news items, organise events and respond to press and social media enquiries related to campaigns
  • To assist in the preparation and dissemination of newsletters, information reports and other marketing and communication material
  • Support the work of council colleagues, partners and stakeholders, as agreed by the line manager
  • Liaise with suppliers as necessary to ensure the successful implementation of marketing campaigns and other publicity materials in line with the corporate communications strategy
  • Communicate the council’s decisions, policies and campaigns to the media and respond efficiently to media enquiries; digital, print and broadcast
  • Maximise opportunities for internal, digital and social media in all forms of communications
  • Monitor brand and style guidelines within the council ensuring all publications align
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of communications to help improve service delivery


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Qualifications:
    1. Educated to degree level or of graduate calibre
    2. A further qualification desirable in Marketing Communications or relevant NVQ
  2. Experience:
    1. Delivering communications and marketing strategies and campaigns across a range of media to agreed objectives
    2. Working within a large, complex organisation
    3. Dealing with customers or members of the public
    4. Dealing with incidences requiring immediate response and to tight deadlines
    5. Experience of communicating clearly and effectively with a diverse range of audiences such as the general public, politicians, businesses, employees and the media
  3. Knowledge:
    1. Delivering communications activities and campaigns across a range of media to agreed objectives is essential
    2. The role of communications in a large, complex organisation
    3. Commercial and social communication methods
    4. Awareness of the law relating to reporting events regarding data protection and privacy, use of images, copyright law, the Communications Act etc.
  4. Skills & Abilities:
    1. Copywriting and creative writing skills
    2. Research and analytical skills with the ability to assimilate information quickly and draw insight
    3. Delivering communication strategies and plans to timescale and budget
    4. Creating communication material for use in a very broad range of media
    5. Responding to incidences requiring immediate action and to tight deadlines
    6. Political awareness and sensitivity and ability to foster good working relationships with all key stakeholders
    7. Ability to manage time effectively, planning own workload to deliver results
    8. Ability and willingness to embrace and learn new communications methods
  5. ICT Skills: Excellent ICT skills and use of a range of digital marketing and publication platforms


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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