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Communications and Engagement Specialist

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​We are working with a large local authority to recruit for a Communications and Engagement specialist. The role will be responsible for delivering a broad range of communications activities including proactive and reactive media handling, digital and campaigns to protect the reputation of the organisation and build public confidence in our service.

This is what you will be doing as communications and engagement specialist.

  • Identify opportunities to share the organisations story with the media regionally and locally, and through digital and internal channels

  • Develop campaigns against key priorities to raise public awareness or elicit behaviour change in line with force objectives

  • Promote innovation, undertake research and develop new and exciting methods of communicating and engaging with the public.

  • As part of a team, manage the reactive press office section to respond to reactive media enquiries

The experience you’ll bring to the team

  • Must be able to evidence previous experience of working in a communications role in journalism, marketing, public relations or community engagement environment.

  • Must have previous experience of handling media and communications events and campaigns.

  • Experience and understanding of evaluating the impact of media and engagement activities.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary of between £32,673 - £34,578

  • Flexi working and remote working

  • 8 Month Maternity Cover

  • Good step into the public sector

Are you up to the challenge

If you believe that you have the skills and experience for this role Communications and Engagement Specialist - please get in touch. We also offer referral scheme for any candidates whose details have been passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Katie Phillips at Yolk Recruitment.

Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applicant we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. IF you gave not heard from us within 7 days of applying -then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities