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Communications Officer

Location: GREATER MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 15.33-17.06 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 10
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-431831


We have a fantastic opportunity available for a Communications Officer, working at a Leading Local Authority in Greater Manchester. This is a temporary full-time role, initially for 2 - 3 months.

The Role

Your role will be to take responsibility for marketing and communications projects on an account management basis. Ensuring that all marketing and communications activity is planned, measurable, measured and value for money and that it supports borough and council outcomes.


You will be based in the council’s communications team, working closely with NHS colleagues.

Supporting how the borough responds to and contains the virus, you will be an important part of a creative team that delivers high-quality multi-channel campaigns to wide audiences.

Deliver clear, concise, and well-targeted public health messages to the public.

Work with the services to formulate effective communication plans to support and or deliver council and borough outcomes.

To be responsible for the delivery of plans, covering all aspects of communications process including research, planning, creation of proposals and creative briefs, copywriting, media, management of design and or production process, market testing, delivery, evaluation, and reporting.

Responsible for taking buying decisions in liaison with other council staff.

Liaise with agencies, designers, distributors, media outlets and other internal and external contacts to deliver products.

Present proposals to senior management as required.

Effectively protect and enhance the reputation of the council and the borough, through appropriate messaging and alignment to the borough and council brands.

Ensure all marketing and communications activity is legal and compliant with the code of practice and the council’s protocol.

Build relationships with all media and local sub-regional media to ensure positive coverage for all accounts.

To play a pro-active role in advertising partners, members, senior officer’s, and other staff as required ensuring effective communications delivery.

Draft pro-active media releases as required

Make use of the council’s website and other social media outlets as appropriate to the council/borough needs.

Key Requirements

  • Previous experience as a Communications Officer at a local authority or public health
  • Highly skilled and enthusiastic about quality communications
  • Excellent people skills, being able to talk to all members of the public, colleagues, and other Senior Professionals.
  • Strong IT Skills, also excellent experience in all Social Media platforms
  • This is a varied hands role which will include digital engagement, online events, writing content for social media channels, PR, advertising, working with the media and journalists.

Employee Benefits

  • Reed Reward Benefits and Discounts
  • Flexible Payment Options i.e. PAYE / Umbrella and Ltd options
  • Weekly Pay, with Online Timesheet system


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