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Senior communications and external affairs officer

£154 - £172 per day
City of London

Job description

Morgan Hunt is working with an non-departmental public busy in search of a Senior communications and external affairs officer.

Organisation: Non-departmental Government

Role: Senior communications and external affairs officer.

Location: Hybrid, officer London Based

Pay: £154 a day holiday

Length of Contract: 3 month temp, possible extension

Start: 18th of July

Key responsibilities of the interim Senior Communications and External Affairs Officer:

  • Drafting communications and stakeholder engagement plans on a whole range of topics across the organisation
  • Provide high level briefing for Institute chief executive and senior leadership team
  • Conduct stakeholder mapping and organise strategic engagement
  • Creating media coverage by cutting through policy detail to present clear and understandable messages to the organisations employer audience
  • Generate steady positive coverage of the organisation in trade press, and score regular hits in national media
  • Conduct media monitoring, logging and evaluation
  • Support wider work of communications and external affairs team where needed

Essential skills and experience of the interim Senior Communications and External Affairs Officer:

  • The ability to write clearly and to create strong communications and stakeholder engagement plans
  • A knowledge of communication best practice, including media logging, monitoring and evaluation
  • An ability to engage the media and successfully generate positive coverage
  • A proficiency for creating easy to understand briefs for senior figures
  • A proactive attitude and a desire to build understanding of apprenticeship and technical education sector
  • Previous experience in the public sector.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced communications and public relations candidate who has interest in the education and apprenticeship sector. The candidate will be offered a 18th of July start and £154 holiday pay day rate.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Helen Uleksin
Professional Services Recruitment Team
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