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Description

Media and Campaigns Officer

Location: Harrow, HA1 2XY

Employer: Pertemps Recruitment for Harrow Council

Contract Type: Temp / Full time

A fantastic opportunity within Harrow Council for an experienced, self-motivated Media and Campaigns Officer to join our expanding team on a temporary assignment. We’re looking for someone with a keen eye for a story who will seek out proactive media opportunities and protect the reputation of the organisation through reactive media relations. You will have a strong understanding of how the media works and demonstrable experience in media liaison. While significant media experience is crucial to this role, you will also be expected to deliver successful multi-channel campaigns. Therefore, the ability to conceptualise campaigns, create communication plans, produce materials and evaluate campaigns is a must. You will be experienced and confident in working closely with senior politicians and a variety of council service teams. You'll also be experienced in using social media and digital communications.

To be successful for the Media and Campaigns Officer role you would need to have the below skills & experience:

  • Proven media relations experience
  • Strong story-telling skills and creativity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in building strong internal relationships with colleagues at all levels across the organisation, selling the value of the communications service to their business needs
  • Ability to work on own initiative to plan and manage a range of competing priorities and projects and meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team, including outside core hours
  • Experience of responding to social media enquiries and creating materials for these networks

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by area and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station.

To apply please send your CV to recruitmentharrow@pertemps.co.uk