Senior Communications Manager


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£215 - £255 per day


30th April 2024

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Are you an experienced communications manager with excellent oral and written communications and engagement skills looking to take on an exciting new job opportunity?

ASA are currently working with a large-scale client in the public sector who is looking to recruit a Senior Communications Manager to take forward proactive communications and engagement work while managing media inquiries, tracking news, reporting analytics, and being available outside regular hours when needed.

Key Responsibilities:
· Develop and execute a comprehensive communications and engagement strategy.
· Collaborate with the communications manager to provide essential support to the council.
· Proactively engage with media and stakeholders to promote awareness among the public, practitioners, policymakers, and individuals with experience in the criminal justice system.
· Manage media inquiries, draft news releases, and populate the Council’s blog page.
· Lead social media campaigns and create informative posts across various platforms, including X, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
· Oversee website content development, procurement exercises, and educational material creation.
· Plan and execute online and in-person events or conferences, providing full support to Council members.
· Contribute to relevant research projects, such as national surveys on public perceptions of sentencing.

Essential criteria:

· Excellent oral and written communications and engagement skills including experience of drafting or presenting a wide range of material and resources for the media, social media, stakeholders, and the public

· Excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

· The capability to provide constructive feedback effectively, including to senior leaders.

· Ability to work both autonomously and with colleagues to ensure a high volume and range of work is completed timeously

· Experience and knowledge of website development or content management systems, media handling, events handling, and a solid working experience of social media management

· Proactive approach in setting objectives and managing priorities with creativity and innovation.
· Political awareness and understanding of the criminal justice system.

· The chance to gain experience and expand your experience working with a large scale and prestigious employer within the public sector.
· A flexible hybrid working pattern with office based in central Edinburgh.

If this sounds like an opportunity, you would be interested in then please submit your CV and we will be in touch with further details!

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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