Communications Officer
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Communications Officer for an initial 3 month contract with potential to extend on a rate of £18.07/hour PAYE. The working hours are 35 hours per week – 9am-5pm. This role will be hybrid working – minimum of 2 days in the office per week.
– Source and produce high-quality and engaging communications content (text, image and video) for organisational news, social media, newsletters and SharePoint.
– Ensure all communications are consistent and in line with audience expectations, organisation’s editorial style and tone, key messaging and brand guidelines.
– Support the continuous enhancement of the organisation’s internal communications to improve experience, including but not limited to co-ordination of e-screens, notice-boards, display cabinets and newsletters.
– Monitor performance of all communications in line with the communications plan, maintain an up-to-date knowledge of latest trends in social media, online and digital communications; and suggest recommendations for improvements. 
– Attend relevant meetings including with the Press Office and Research Colleagues.
– Other relevant duties as may be assigned from time-to-time by the Line Manager or the Director of Professional Services.
Essential Skills:
– Educated to at least Higher, SVQ 2/3, National Certificate or equivalent level, with minimum 2 years’ relevant work experience
– Excellent levels of competency in written and spoken English, with excellent copywriting and proofing skills
– Proven communication skills, both for online and printed media
– Experience in coordinating and planning video content and using image editing software
– Experience of planning delivering and monitoring communications via a range of media with the aim of highlighting impact and fostering a sense of community
– Excellent interpersonal skills, including collaborative working and relationship building
– Organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst still playing close attention to detail
– IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, website content management systems, social media, Google Analytics and electronic communications tools such as DotDigital
Desirable Skills:
– Experience of communications within an Engineering or STEM related field
– Experience of working with external agencies
– Some experience in evaluation and reporting of communication campaigns and activities
– Experience of using Canva design software and Hootsuite social media planning and monitoring software (or similar)
– Understanding of legal issues such as consumer law, GDPR and copyright
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Communications Officer
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
£18.07 per hour -

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