Communications Officer (Part-Time)

Dulverton, Somerset
£30,984 - £35,366 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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Communications Officer (Part-Time)

Dulverton, Somerset

Are you an excellent digital storyteller with the creative flare to help our client tell their story?

The Organisation

Our client manages a unique and beautiful part of the country. Their vision is to ensure their Park has a thriving living landscape and is a place where people can enjoy and benefit from its special qualities and sustainable communities. Their corporate and administrative staff play a key role in the achievement of this vision.

They are now looking for a part-time Communications Officer to join them on a permanent basis working 29.6 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £30,984 - £35,366 per annum (pro rata)

- Government pension

- Paid sickness leave

- 29 days’ holiday per annum pro rata, plus pro rata entitlement for Bank Holidays

- Blend of office and home working available

If you are a highly capable communications specialist with media relations and social media management experience, this is your chance to put your unique skill set towards our client’s worthy mission.

Working within the heart of their stunning green spaces, you will have the chance to flex your creative muscles, crafting high-quality content to engage their audiences and drive their impact. In return, they will help you grow and develop, supporting you in your career journey.

So, if this exciting opportunity sounds like your perfect next step, our client wants your creative and strategic ability to help promote the many benefits their Park provides to locals and visitors alike.

The Role

As a Communications Officer you will be responsible for promoting and enhancing the public image of our client’s organisation.

Specifically, you will manage their public relations, digital media and social media activity in a manner that embodies the values of their organisation.

You will provide media and PR expertise allowing for the development of a media and PR strategy that raises the profile of their organisation and facilitates the dissemination of their key organisational messages.

Additionally, you will:

- Plan and co-ordinate a varied programme of high-quality communications aligned to corporate priorities

- Seek to develop positive relationships internally and externally to enhance their service delivery to key partners

- Manage the production of flagship publications advocating the benefits of designation

- Represent their organisation on appropriate external groups, requiring occasional travel to other locations

About You

To be considered as a Communications Officer, you will need:

- Experience of handling media enquiries and media relations, including press releases and statements

- Experience of social media management across multiple channels including digital campaigns

- Demonstrable ability to write with creative flare for a variety of audiences and/or publications

- A good understanding of the purpose and designation of UK National Parks

- Excellent time and project management skills

- Competent IT user (particularly Microsoft) including latest online and social media tools

- The ability to travel within the Exmoor area and work occasional weekends and evenings

- To be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

Ideally, you will have experience in communications projects involving issues management or complex stakeholder profiles. A PR or communications qualification (or equivalent experience) would also be advantageous.

Other organisations might call this position Communications Executive, Marketing Executive, PR Executive, Public Relations Executive, Digital Communications Officer, Digital Content Officer, Public Relations Officer, PR Officer, or Communications and PR Officer.

Webrecruit and our clients are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you would like to join our client as a Communications Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


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