Senior Comms Officer, £29-32K, Guildford, to create and implement strategies, and advise senior stakeholders
Your new company
The organisation is innovative and has won a number of awards that prove the rest of the industry agrees. They have the backing of their senior officers to really push creative boundaries and if you've got a great idea it will be listened to. Two days are rarely the same, you'll be busy and challenged on a daily basis in your efforts to produce high quality, accurate and timely communications that support the organisations priorities.
Your new role
As a senior comms officer in the Projects & Campaigns team, you'll be juggling a number of priority projects, many of which are about supporting change programmes where keeping those affected informed and engaged is a priority. You'll regularly be advising senior stakeholders so your skills at building successful working relationships will be key. All the senior comms officers are expected to guide the Communications Officers in the department, supporting and advising as required.
What you'll need to succeed
Whether your background is in media relations, internal comms or another specialism, you need to have credible previous experience in a communications role at a similar level. You will already be used to working with the media on a daily basis or you might be an experienced journalist looking for your first comms job and want to use your story-finding skills in a different way. Whatever your background, your knowledge of media law will be sound and as well as being comfortable dealing with reactive enquiries, you also need to help shape the news agenda by finding positive news stories and seizing opportunities to promote the work of the organisation.
You will already know what makes great internal communications and have multiple examples of your successful involvement in change programmes. Whether it's advising on the best way to deliver difficult messages or devising a comprehensive comms plan for multiple channels and audiences, you are a skilled communicator in multiple situations.
You need to have good technical skills and be proficient at using a range of channels and publishing to websites. It goes without saying that you know how to craft a great tweet or blog post but what else can you do? The jobs involve a lot of contact with stakeholders at various levels inside and outside the organisation so you should be comfortable operating at different levels and providing professional advice and service. You are flexible, positive, willing to get stuck in and support your colleagues and take pride in being organised and tenacious. It's a busy department so your ability to use your initiative to hit the ground running and juggle a varied workload would definitely set you up for success here. The job involves travel around Surrey and sometimes to sites in Sussex and other places too so you need to have access to a car and be able to drive.
What you'll get in return
In return you will receive £29,000 - £32,000, 25 days annual leave rising to 29 days after five years' service plus public holidays, 36 hour working week, generous pension scheme, flexible working, childcare vouchers, free gym facilities, and Discount schemes.
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