Date Added: 28 September 2018
: 4 November 2018
Job Title: Senior Communications Officer (Media Relations)
Working For: The Electoral Commission
Looking for an opportunity to advance your media relations skills? Keen to work in the fast-moving world of politics? Want to develop and implement engaging, content rich communication strategies? Then now is an exciting time to join the Electoral Commission’s Communications department.
We are looking for a skilled communications professional, to play a crucial part in delivering a positive, proactive and energetic media engagement function for the Electoral Commission. You will have as much experience managing reactive media enquiries in a busy press office, as you do developing and implementing proactive and creative PR strategies that achieve tangible outcomes. As part of this role you will prepare comprehensive media handling plans; prepare senior internal stakeholders for media interviews; and use our social media channels to promote the Commission and its work.
The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-moving environment. In addition to their day-to-day media relations responsibilities, they will work closely with colleagues to promote the Commission’s policy positions and raise awareness of voter registration ahead of elections. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to work individually and as part of a team and have demonstrable experience of building relationships with journalists.
Working at the Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. It works to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about all areas of the Commission’s work. From its regulation of political finance to its support for local authorities as they deliver electoral events. They will also learn about how the Commission operates in the devolved nations and its accountabilities to parliaments and assemblies.
Closing Date: 4 November 2018
The closing time for applications is 23:45PM and interviews will take place in the week starting Monday 5th November 2018.
We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependant on scheme rules).
If you are interested in applying for this role please visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/jobs to download the job description before applying online.