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Senior Communications Officer

Location: LEATHERHEAD, SURREY Salary: 38854.00 - 38855.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Marketing & Creative Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3180572
Working in modern offices in the heart of Leatherhead, my client are looking for an experienced Senior Communications Officer to join them. With responsibility for overseeing a team of Media Officers, you will be required to promote a positive image of the work the organisation do to a range of both internal and external audiences.

As the Senior Communications Officer, you will be expected to oversee and deal with all urgent media activity on behalf of the Head of Communications ensuring the activity is in aligned to the corporate message and the organisation guidelines. A vital part of this great opportunity will be developing and maintaining an effective media strategy for the team to follow, giving clear and practical guidelines to follow with a consistent and professional message.

Key duties will include:
- Proactively advise and brief key senior contacts and other key, regular spokespeople on issues and advise on tactics for rebutting and correcting inaccurate and mis informed information
- Proactively seek out and prioritise any media issues that may threaten the organisations reputation, and ensure corrective action is taken to mitigate risk
- Identify and promote positive news stories and the organisation to be used across all channels by key members of the organisation
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key media contacts, stakeholders and journalists to promote key achievements

To be considered for the role, you must have experience or a relevant qualification in journalism, as well as a minimum of three years experience in a fast paced, corporate press office or corporate communications team. You must be able to handle the pressure of dealing with the press and difficult situations that may arise.

The role will include travel to London as well as your normal working office in Leatherhead, so candidates that are interested must be happy to carry out occasional travel.

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