Communications Executive


Contract Type



Up to £100 per day + Holiday Accrual / On call payment


29th June 2020

Job Reference



Our client in Aberdeen are recruiting for Communications Executives to join their Communications and Marketing team on an initial 6 month contract with the option to extend. The post holder will be expected to effectively and efficiently handle media enquiries, develop and implement proactive media communications, be the tactical lead for either social media or internal communications and participate in the on call press office team monitoring the daily press / media distribution. This role will initially require sustained remote home working

The typical working week will be 37 hours ( Monday to Friday ) on a PAYE rate of £100 per day plus holiday accrual. There is also approximately £2000 per year over time payment available for participating in the on call press rota

Key responsibilities of the role:

* Support the Communications team in all Press Office activities
* Participate in the on call duty rota (1 week out of every 4)
* Handle press enquiries accurately and often to tight deadlines
* Research and write news releases and articles, arranging and overseeing broadcast interviews, and monitoring media coverage
* Handle and process the daily media monitoring when on call, using the press monitoring and management tool, and distribute office-wide as required
* Progress the media monitoring and evaluation including researching and preparing monthly media reports
* Proactively monitor media coverage and activity in relation to the organisation’s remit and make recommendations on necessary opportunities
* Have a good understanding of all business policy areas and work with policy colleagues to add value and ensure all communications are of the highest quality
* Research and write digital communications including news alerts and web stories
* Work closely with the team and officials to identify risk, media opportunities and features to proactively communicate the role, remit and key messages of the organisation through the media
* Work closely with external PR Agency (and on occasion other Communications and Marketing Agencies) and develop a close collaborative relationship
* Maintain lines of communication with Internal Communications colleagues and other key partners and stakeholders as required to ensure staff are kept updated on any relevant developments in external and associated organisations

The post holder will either be the tactical lead for internal communications or social media. However, both poster holders will be required to deputise for the other and where relevant provide support on internal communications and social media activity –

Internal Communications:
* Be the tactical lead on internal communications for both office and field-based staff
* Implement the Internal Communications Strategy
* Take responsibility for updates to communicate with staff via intranet
* Participate in regular Staff Forums to ensure the views of staff are considered in any internal activity
* Co-ordinate and disseminate weekly all-staff email updates from the Chief Executive
* Co-ordinate and disseminate monthly email updates from the Head of Operations
* Develop and distribute a quarterly newsletter
* Represent communications at any meetings in relation to internal communications

Social Media:
* Be the tactical lead on social media, managing PR agency on the production of annual plans covering the organisation’s remit
* Implement Social Media Strategy
* Work closely on internal policy areas to handle consumer social media enquiries
* Manage monthly evaluation of social media activity
* Monitor keywords using social media listening tool and report on relevant activity

Mandatory qualifications / memberships required:

* PR or Communications or Journalism degree
* Current holder of Basic Disclosure. Follow up BPSS check will be completed

If you are interested in the role of Communications Executive in Aberdeen and meet the required criteria please apply with an up to date CV today

ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland’s largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified.


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