Corporate Communications Officer

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
4 months
From:
Spring Technology
Place:
Hertfordshire
Date:
05/10/2016
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
1126028

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Corporate Communications Officer - 4 Month Contract - Borehamwood

I am currently recruiting for a Corporate Communications Officer to be based with my client in Borehamwood on a 4 month contract. The Corporate Communications Officer is needed to provide an efficient, effective and timely corporate communications service with the aims of increasing public awareness of, and engagement with, the business and its services in order to improve accessibility and satisfaction and promote a positive image of the business.

Main Duties:
-All aspects of proactive and reactive media relations - including maintaining good working relationships with any relevant media in order to maximise coverage; to handle media enquiries and provide swift and accurate responses; to write and issue press releases.
-Initiate, plan and manage innovative communications campaigns for the business, including identifying issues that will promote the business and its services in a positive light. Includes the organisation of photocalls, press briefings and launches where relevant.
-To provide advice, training and support to all departments on communication issues and media handling.
-To monitor media coverage, including social media activity, and provide regular analysis and reports of communications activity.
-To research and write copy for corporate publications such as promotional leaflets, advertisements and posters. To take an editorial role under the supervision of the Corporate Communications Manager.
-To monitor, update and respond where appropriate to social media activity on corporate accounts
-To follow established procedures for the production of all publications, including proof reading and liaison with designers, printers and distribution companies.
-To update the website with any relevant corporate information and with Information Services, manage a system whereby information published on the web is to an agreed standard, up-to-date and relevant.
-Working with Information Services, provide relevant training to web content coordinators on the copy content element of their web pages.
-To take good quality photographs for use in internal and external communications material.

Essential Skills:
-5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English
-Professional qualification, such as Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR), National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) or relevant equivalent
-Knowledge of local government or public sector organisations
-An awareness of the Political and Democratic context in which the business operates
-An awareness of the importance of handling confidential information
-Able to use Microsoft Office to a good standard and grasp the use of specialized computer packages
-Driving Licence and access to a car for work purposes

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.