Communications Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Published 3 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Chris Black
Job ref COCBBEL_1604935941

Job description

Job Purpose:

To ensure NIEL website and social media are maintained and further developed. To support other staff in their work where information is a key output (i.e. Climate Northern Ireland). To assist with the preparation, promotion and administration of events.

Main Responsibilities:

NIEL website maintenance

  • Build upon new NIEL online resources - Policy Hub, Assembly News.
  • Maintain and further develop new sections of NIEL website - add content to Assembly News and Policy Hub to keep it up-to-date. Address glitches and identify areas for improvement.
  • Maintain website and revise existing content.
  • Update website with news items, active consultations, publications etc. on a daily basis.
  • Daily updates to website.
  • Liaise with developer on technical/design issues which cannot be resolved in-house.

NIEL social media

  • Daily updates to NIEL social media.
  • Further develop NIEL social media (Facebook and Twitter). Gain more followers by having relevant, informative, regular updates.
  • Keep members (and prospective members) informed of NIEL's activities, government press releases, breaking news and other notable developments within the environmental NGO sector.

Support for Other Projects

  • Promote other Projects and their activities through social media and website.
  • Update website with news items, upcoming events, publications etc. on a daily basis.
  • Assist project delivery through event support, reports and publications and other activities as required.


  • Preparation and design of in-house documents and reports
  • Preparation of briefs for external design of publications
  • Liaison with design companies


  • Support events - preparation, promotion, administration, note-taking etc.
  • Assist in the preparation, promotion and administration of events.
  • Use internet resources to publicise and promote events - via social media, e-mail and website.

Membership Liaison

  • Working with members to gather info for the website and social media.
  • Assist in the promotion of membership.

Other Duties

  • To carry out other duties which may be required to assist with delivering the organisation's objectives.

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