Job: Communications Officer - SC Cleared - Inside IR35

Job Title: Communications Officer - SC Cleared - Inside IR35
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £200 - £350 per day
Start Date: Immediate
REF: CommsOff-SCCleared
Contact Name: Michael Cormell
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Communications Officer, Comms Officer, Communications, Public Sector, Change, Stakeholder Engagement, Government

The Maximum Pay Rate: £350 Maximum
Location: Central London
Contract Length: 3 Months (Extension likely) – They have 2 years’ worth of work available
Clearance Level Required: SC Clearance –  SC clearance is essential for this opportunity. All applicants must either have current SC clearance or be able to obtain it.
Due to the urgent start date for this vacancy candidates who hold current SC clearance or who have held it in the past will have a distinct advantage.
IR35 Status: INSIDE IR35

Our client are seeking to deploy a Communications Officer to assist with the establishment and delivery of the Programme’s communications function, working within the Programme Management Office. The Communications Officer, reporting to the Programme’s Senior Communications Officer will need to provide the experience and skills required to support this function and ensure successful delivery of agreed stakeholder engagement and communications planning and associated activity.

The Programme’s communications function is expected to continue for two years and the Communications Officer role will be required to support this time period.

Due to the nature of the stakeholder and solution environment the role attracts a SCE clearance and the ability to be approved to handle policing partner information.
  • To assist the Communication Lead’s responsibility for the design and delivery of Programme stakeholder engagement and communications and to drive engagement across key audience groups
  • To assist the Communication Lead identify and deliver engagement and change communications across multiple stakeholder groups within the Programme’s stakeholder community in order to support vision, strategic goals, objectives and develop Programme messaging
  • To develop communication plans for all change and project activity and ensure overall messaging plan is kept up to date with current messages
  • To maintain good relationships with key stakeholders and various project teams and key contacts that relate to all Programme change activity
  • To create compelling communications across a range of online and offline media
  • To translate technical and complex business information into accessible, informative and easy to understand messages which promotes colleague engagement
  • To support development of communication channels and promote effective two way feedback
  • To work collaboratively with the national and regional communication teams, across the HQ function and wider policing, acting as a change and communications ambassador to ensure successful programme outcomes
  • To design and deliver high quality communications often working to tight timescales and conflicting demands and priorities
  • To be able to deliver communication within approved guidelines adopting appropriate style and tone of voice
  • To support where required on Programme events and engagement sessions, for example look-ahead events, speaker series, workshops, presentations, road-shows, lunch and learn sessions, one stop shops, walk-throughs, forums, feedback sessions, breakfast meetings
  • To support where required on external media and/or public facing communications, both reactive and planned
  • To review and improve the current Programme communications material and write and publish fresh content on a regular basis, for example FAQs, Programme Newsletters and updates
  • To define and deploy measures for all communication activity and ensure associated processes and mechanisms are robust and fit for purpose
  • To be able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders in a politically sensitive and complex environment
  • To work with Programme/Project teams to build in-house communications and provide user-guides on good practice tools/templates where necessary
  • To be a point of contact for the Programme on internal and external communication matters
  • To provide guidance, support and skills and knowledge transfer to other Communications team members as required
If you feel you have the required skill-set and experience for this role, please apply with your most up to date CV to be considered