Band 7 Communications and Public Affairs Manager
Communications and Public Affairs Manager will be responsible for a large public sector organisation based through the Belfast Trust.
Salary: £38,890 - £44,503
Location: PCC Belfast/Lurgan
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Duration: Temporary, ongoing
JOB SUMMARY / MAIN PURPOSE:
The post holder will act as a member of the Leadership Management Team, the post holder will have lead responsibility for the strategic delivery of the Northern Ireland Patient and Client Council's (PCC) Communication and Public Affairs Strategy, and associated activities both internal and external, including electronic communications.
KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead, develop and implement PCC's Communications and Public Affairs Strategy in support of PCC's strategic and business objectives. This will include the promotion of PCC in its statutory roles of representation, involvement and the promotion of co production and personal/public involvement.
- Lead on PCC's media relations and develop a proactive and reactive media strategy, providing information and promoting good news stories to create a better profile for PCC and service user involvement.
- Develop and deliver a PR strategy to inform, educate and promote the work of PCC in all activities including the development of key messages.
- Develop and maintain an extensive network of contacts across the HSC, education, justice, voluntary and independent sectors, other Social Care Councils and Regulators and their Communication Managers to ensure best practice is shared across and between the various sectors to enable the PCC to maintain a high-quality Communication infrastructure to support its business.
- Lead, develop and implement PCC's Public Affairs and Parliamentary activities and coordinate involvement activities with stakeholders. Through this process, identify opportunities to influence policy development, legislation, and service provision, in line with agreed objectives
- Manage and develop the PCC's Communications and Public Affairs function and ensure core objectives are delivered within the delegated communications and public affairs budget.
- To contribute as an effective member of the PCC Leadership Team and provide peer support
- Embedding a culture and practice of 'customer focus', stakeholder engagement and partnership work in PCC
- Provide advice to managers, the Executive Team and the Chief Executive on the handling and management of complex and sensitive issues and including developing handling strategies for specific key items.
- Develop and deliver an e-communication framework for PCC that maximises e-technology, including social media, in addition to traditional communication methods, including maximising the business benefits available from the PCC's membership scheme and methodologies.
- Hold a university degree or relevant professional qualification in Communications, Public Relations or Public Affairs
- . A minimum of 3 years' experience of developing and implementing communication, public affairs and associated strategies.
- A minimum of three years' experience of working with and developing positive relations with the media
If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Hollie McArthur. Hollie.Mcarthur@staffline.co.uk
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.