Communications and Engagement Lead

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Communications and Engagement Lead/Microsoft/Communication/Temporary/Reading/

Spring Technology is currently recruiting for a Communications and Engagement Lead to work in the public sector. This is a temporary role due to end in March but there may be a possibility to extend. This role is based in Reading and an immediate start is required.

Some of the main duties in this role include:

*Lead and manage the Communications and Engagement Team ensuring the appropriate allocation of team resources in accordance with the people management processes.
*Ensure team members are clear about what is expected of them and are kept informed about their performance through appropriate supervision arrangements and appraisals.
*Manage the delivery the Communications and Engagement Strategy.
*Develop the overarching communication and engagement plan co-ordinating key activity aligned to the strategic vision.
*Manage an assigned communications and engagement portfolio working collaboratively with other team members and colleagues from across the organisation to plan, deliver and evaluate internal and external communications and engagement initiatives.
*Ensure appropriate quality control processes are in place and monitor the quality of service provided by the Communications and Engagement Team.
*Develop a training and development plan for the Communications and Engagement Team to ensure service provision is resilient and delivered to a high standard.
*Prepare management and Committee reports related to communications and engagement activity.
*Plan and manage the day to day activity of the Press Office, ensuring maximum positive exposure on matters of strategic importance and efficient response to enquiries.

Essential Skills:

*High level of communication.
*Ability to negotiate and influence.
*Able to speak effectively (interviews) on local and national radio/television to represent the client.
*Ability to lead and deliver on projects.
*Ability to coach, teach and develop others.
*Ability to interpret and advise managers on communications and engagement programmes.
*Ability to make decisions within own area of responsibility, demonstrating strategic thinking skills.
*Demonstrable capability in performance management.
*High level of IT skills, using full Microsoft package, including Powerpoint and other multimedia packages and content management systems.
*Experience in a communications/PR/journalism/internal communication role.
*Experience of working with social media and web-based communication channels for business use.
*Experience of running publicity campaigns.
*Experience of programme/project management.
*Experience of dealing with senior managers.
*Experience of making high level presentations to managers and partners.
*Degree or equivalent professional qualification
*Evidence of continued professional development.

Desirable Skills:

*Adobe creative suite skills
*Public sector experience
*Experience of working with Elected Members
*Post graduate management qualification

If this position is of interest please forward a copy of you latest CV to (see below) for immediate consideration.

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.