Communications and Digital Content Officer - #970306

Recruit NI

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Belfast
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Recruit NI

Your new company
Hays are delighted to working with the Northern Ireland Assembly to recruit a Communications and Digital Content Officer on a temporary contract.

Your new role
The Deputy Communications and Digital Content Officer works within the Communications Office business area that is responsible for providing information to support the organisation in its’ aim of ensuring the public understands and values its’ role and is engaged with its’ work. The Deputy Communications and Content Officer is responsible for providing information about the work of the organisation, including its’ Committees and the Assembly Commission, to interested stakeholders, the media and the wider public in order to enhance its’ reputation.
The main duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Communications and Digital Content Officer are:

  • Responding to and managing media enquiries in a timely and professional manner with the aim of safeguarding the reputation of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Create engaging written and digital content about the work of and activities of the Northern Ireland Assembly for a wide range of platforms and audiences.

  • Promote and explain the working of Assembly Statutory, Standing and Ad-hoc Committees, the Speaker’s Office and the Assembly Commission to stakeholder audiences.

  • Identify and develop communications opportunities to promote the work of Committees and their role in public engagement.

  • Create Media and Communications plans in relation to Assembly initiatives and events.

  • Drafting content to prepare the Speaker, Committee Chairs and senior staff for media opportunities e.g. lines-to-take, briefing notes, interview notes etc.

  • Advising the Speaker, Committee Chairs, and business areas on communications objectives in support of the Corporate Communications Strategy.

  • Using digital analysis tools to track, measure and evaluate communications activities and reporting on successes and learnings.

  • Representing the Assembly at internal meetings and representing the Communications Office on Assembly-wide working groups.

  • Monitoring coverage of the Assembly in the media and digital outlets providing insight and summaries to Senior Managers.

  • Developing concepts and writing specifications to inform creative agencies providing advice and support to the Assembly Commission. (e.g. photography, design and branding).

  • Complying with all of the Assembly Commission’s staff policies and procedures including Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work policies and procedures and all mandatory training requirements.

  • Managing information and records in accordance with established policies and statutory requirements.

What you\'ll need to succeed
A degree in a related subject such as Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, communications OR a Professional Skill related Diploma and membership of a professional body such as the Institute of Public Relations.
At least 2 years’ experience in the areas specified at (a) – (c) below ;
Two A Levels (grade A* to C) including English and at least 4 years’ experience in the areas specified at (a) – (c) below:
(a) Working in a Communications Office or public relations environment dealing with media relations and answering media inquiries.
(b) The planning and implementation of social media campaigns to support corporate messaging.
(c) Publishing and creation of written and digital materials for online and social media platforms.

What you\'ll get in return

  • A temporary contract for 3 months

  • Hourly rate of £21.32

  • Hybrid working policy

  • Full time position

  • 37 days annual leave from day 1

  • Online timesheets

  • Access to free learning and retailer discounts

What you need to do now

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