Our client are a large local government organisation and are looking for an experienced Media/Communications Manager to join their team. This is initially a 3 month contract which may be extended for the right applicant. Our client is looking for someone who can come on board and enhance the reputation of the client by managing positive relationships with the media, advising senior members and officers on media issues, leading on significant communication projects, and providing a udience insight that supports evidence-based communication activity.
The successful applicant will Lead the media function to provide strategic advice relating to key mediaissues and lead the interface between the clientl and to national, regional, local, specialist and social media to ensure speedy, positive and accurate coverage of the client and its activities that is linked to campaigns and priorities. You will also Lead the rapid response to questions of policy and sensitivity from national, regional and local media and if appropriate, liaise with partner media managers (from for example the emergency services, other local authorities and central government) in devising strategies to handle same.
To be considered for this role you will be an experienced Comms/Media professional who has worked in a public sector environment.
PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE IS INSIDE SCOPE OF IR35
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