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Senior Communications Officer

Senior Communications Officer

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £28000 - £31000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Claire Stradling

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    10 months ago

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Senior Communications Officer


£28,000 - £31,000 pa

You will be working closely with the Head of Communications and Public Affairs, and this role will support in the day-to-day delivery of the comms and influencing strategy, working on a variety of proactive and reactive workstreams to maximise awareness and reach and the organisations member's profile, reputation, campaigns, programmes and policy work

Main responsibilities:

  • Produce compelling content that communicates the mission and helps to engage and influence key decision-makers; assisting in the delivery of communications plans and contributing to a range of outputs including drafting articles, blogs, web copy, newsletters, briefings, case studies and producing or sourcing accompanying multimedia content.
  • Maintain a planning grid of upcoming communications events, opportunities and press interventions. In conjunction with the Head of Communications & Public Affairs, undertake regular, effective and accurate monitoring and evaluation of social, digital and media activity.
  • Media relations: Support the delivery of reactive and proactive media plans, identify potential news stories, craft press releases, draft responsive media comments, build own network of journalists and assist with media monitoring.
  • Digital/social: Strengthen on-line presence, overseeing the social media channels and website - supporting a new digital strategy and producing or commissioning and delivering new digital and social media content, as needed.
  • Campaigns: Contribute to the development and delivery of campaign activity, working with member universities and other stakeholders to coordinate involvement, including sourcing and crafting case studies and developing messaging and content.
  • Events: Provide content and logistical support for a varied events programme, including the annual summit, ad hoc parliamentary events and quarterly communications and policy network meetings.
  • Public affairs: Support a programme of Parliamentary and stakeholder engagement and monitoring as well as the delivery of influencing strategy.organsiation

Person specification

  • Degree-level qualification and / or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • Experience in a press / media handling / PR or communications/public affairs role.
  • Press experience is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - able to tailor writing to different audiences and media and communicate complex ideas in easily understandable, punchy language.
  • Experience of developing communications materials and plans - able to identify clear hooks, messages, channels, activity and evaluation. - able to create high quality, creative content for social and digital media
  • Experience of media relations, including handling requests and pitching stories
  • Knowledge and interest in the higher education sector would be desirable

You will enjoy excellent benefits including a flexi working policy, strong culture and working with a NFP organisation that does some outstanding work for its members.

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