Communications Specialist- Inside IR35

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Start date:
06 months
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Tyne And Wear
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Sopra Steria Recruitment is working in partnership with a major public sector client in the UK. We are currently recruiting a Communications Specialist to be based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for an initial period of 06 months with possible extension.

Role: Communications Specialist

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Duration: 06 months contract

IR35: This role has been classified as Inside IR35

The role is wide and varied, including media relations, digital communications, internal communications and communications planning and evaluation.


Support the communications team to provide effective all round communications support to the local Area teams

Work with the local area teams to source information and identify the right opportunities to achieve positive media coverage for our local work, including through digital channels

Monitor and evaluate media, social media and other communications activity

Draft and produce internal and external communications material (such as a Weekly Buzz, Cascade or blogs)

Work with client's News desk and other communications colleagues to produce press releases and media handling plans

Lead on creation of any national-once content to support messages providing advice on brand as necessary

Support the Senior Communications Team Leader and other members of the team on forward planning and reporting of events and activities

Develop and maintain briefing material to support engagement with partners and communities.

Provide communications support on specific local and national projects. This role will be required to work as a duty communications officer as part of a rota and in an incident role as required. Some travel may be involved, when necessary.