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Communications Officer

By . May 24, 2024
Job title:Communications Officer
Job type:Contract
Emp type:Full-time
Pay interval:Hourly
Pay rate:GBP £350.0
Location: manchester
Job published: 24/05/2024
Job ID: 81977

Job Description



Communications Officer

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Manchester & remote (hybrid working)

Rate: £375 per day

Start: ASAP

IR35 Status: Inside


We require a Communications Officer for our higher education client to work as part of their IT Marketing and Communications team.

 This team works to support and promote the organisation's IT services and projects, in support of their vision and strategic plan.

You will support team colleagues in delivering effective communications and engagement activities, to an audience of around 500 IT colleagues, and to staff and students across the organisation. Your main focus will be on internal communications, but you will also be involved in supporting IT projects and IT change initiatives.

You will work alongside the Communications Manager and Internal Communications Lead to plan, produce, deliver and evaluate internal communications activities to help engage staff and students within the department and across the organisation.

To be responsible for drafting and editing copy, conducting interviews and research to create content for a range of channels, content and campaign planning including maintaining schedules and communication plans, supporting engagement activities such as staff events, and running survey work and evaluation activity.

You will also be expected to write and deliver communications to a range of stakeholders through a variety of channels including online, face-to-face and in print, ensuring ease of access to information and clarity and consistency of messages in line with brand and house style guidelines.


As the Communications Officer you will possess the following skills & experience:


  • A collaborative not competitive approach to work
  • Strong writing abilities including copy editing and proof reading
  • Ability to tailor writing for different audiences and channels
  • A keen eye for detail, applying due diligence to all aspects of written content and publishing.
  • Organised with ability to create and maintain content plans
  • Ability to work at pace under pressure
  • Previous experience in communications, ideally within higher education or public sector
  • Experience of content and campaign planning
  • Knowledge of internal communications techniques and best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Proven track record of working alongside internal and external stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes
  • Strong IT skills with the ability to use Microsoft 365 applications such as, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams

The role provides flexible working arrangements and hybrid working options

The successful candidate will be expected to work at the Client site two days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday when other team members are in the office), however this is flexible.


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