Communications Advisor

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
HR, Training, Marketing, PR, Social Care
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
£25,000 to £31,500 per annum
Posted:
25/03/2019
Recruiter:
Advantage Technical Resourcing
Job Ref:
AdvEU_823945

Communications Advisor – Birmingham – Permanent - �26-31K per annum

We are currently recruiting for a Communications Advisor to work for a major rail infrastructure contractor based in Birmingham. Candidates with experience of external comms and/or engaging with local groups, organisations, and councils, regarding upcoming construction or environmental projects are highly desirable.

Duties:

* Deliver the engagement plan to ensure stakeholders are aware of the project
* Develop and manage relationships with local authority engagement officers and key community leaders and representatives to achieve engagement objectives and to develop a strong understanding of the local community
* Organise, facilitate and contribute to community group and stakeholder meetings and events, in line with Health and Safety and Equalities policies
* Maintain records of engagement, follow up on all actions and correspondence to preserve stakeholder relationships;
* Support stakeholder relationships, responding to stakeholder correspondence and queries,
* Work with other directorates and functions to ensure coordination of stakeholder engagement and messaging
* Prepare briefing materials and represent the business alongside ministers and senior management to support wider communications and stakeholder objectives
* Ensure appropriate processes are followed to promote knowledge and understanding of community views and concerns within the organisation.

Skills and experience

* Intermediate experience in a public-facing role
* Experience of working with local communities and/or their representatives is desirable
* A proven ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including at face-to-face meetings and events;
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
* The ability to absorb, record, organise and analyse large quantities of complex information and to relay this in an appropriate way to local stakeholders;
* The ability to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines;
* The ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Experience of community engagement in local government, major public sector infrastructure or environmentally based projects is highly desirable

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 823945

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.

Contact Details:
Advantage Technical Resourcing
Tel: 0161 374 7973
Contact: Advantage Resourcing
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