19 Apr

Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Crown Commercial Service Liverpool

Position
Communications Officer
Company
Crown Commercial Service
Location
Liverpool ENG
Opening
19 Apr, 2018 30+ days ago

Crown Commercial Service Liverpool urgently required following position for Communications Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Crown Commercial Service Liverpool Jobs Details:

Background to CCS

Join our team of brilliant civil servants on a mission to strengthen the UK economy and deliver savings to the UK taxpayer, through innovative, efficient and effective public sector procurement.
We are the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK managing for around £12 billion of spend each year we also lead on developing and implementing UK procurement policy.

We use the collective buying power of the entire public sector and our commercial expertise to help our customers save time and money when buying common goods and services.

We love to help our customers find the right commercial solutions. Our customers use our commercial agreements to buy anything from locum doctors, police cars, electricity, IT networks, stationery and TV advertising.

We take care of the bottom line so our customers can deliver front line services.
Last year, we helped our customers to save £5.7 billion. Here are just a few examples:

A large NHS acute trust saved over £2 million on its medical locums – the equivalent of 38 doctors’ salaries.
• Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust has saved £78,000 on electricity – the equivalent of three physiotherapists’ salaries.
• 34 local authorities saved £8.8 million on their IT hardware, by working together to increase their buying power.
• A group of London borough councils saved £750,000 on their postal services - the equivalent of running four libraries for a year.
• The Home Office saved £263,000 by auditing the compliance of their facilities management contracts – the equivalent of ten immigration officers’ salaries.
• The Department for Work and Pensions saved over £850,000 by extending their records storage contract – the equivalent of 50 benefits caseworkers’ salaries.

The Job’

CCS has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Communications Officer to join their team in Liverpool or London. We are looking for a candidate with the creativity to deliver a series of large-scale integrated marketing and communications campaigns across the entire public sector - with the support and resources you need to deliver real results. You will be able to demonstrate a track-record of working on digitally-led campaigns that support the delivery of corporate objectives. In return we can offer an attractive salary, excellent working environment and a chance to help shape our new marketing function.
What we do
The post holder will support the delivery of a series of communications activities and campaigns to support CCS in achieving its key corporate objectives. Working under the direction of the Senior Communications Officer they will support CCS through using their experience of channel planning and digital marketing techniques to support greater engagement and collaboration with new and existing customers across the entire public sector to achieve growth and increased savings.

Key Accountabilities:

Support the design and development of innovative and integrated internal communications strategies, working within and drawing inspiration from the Government Communication Service modern operating model.
• Handle media enquiries, supporting the Senior Communications Officer to provide clear briefing for the media and other partners.
• Develop productive working relationships with communications colleagues, policy officials and key stakeholders, to help develop and implement communications plans.
• Generate and deliver content ideas and write news releases, social media posts and briefings.
• Ensure the most appropriate and cost effective channels mix is used to maximise the potential of digital channels.
• Edit, revise and optimise copy and content according to audience insight to maximise impact
• Support the development of communication plans considering resources and budgets. Identify risks and plan mitigating actions.
• Provide advice and guidance to colleagues on writing clearly for target audiences.
• Participate in the press office out-of-hours duty rota.

Essential Criteria:

Inquisitive mindset, comfortable in using data to tell a story and make recommendations.
• Excellent communication planning skills.
• Demonstrable experience of measurement and evaluation techniques (outcome focused, robust, consistent).
• Experience in a strategic communications function with a track record of collaboration.
• Good influencer, skilled at communicating with senior stakeholders verbally and in writing, providing expert advice and challenge.
• Committed to continuous improvement, finding new ways to make things more effective and efficient.
• Significant experience using IT systems including Googledocs, PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Outlook.

Competencies

We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Making effective decisions
  • Leading and communicating
  • Changing and improving

Civil Service Competency Framework

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

Flexible Working Hours
Childcare Scheme
Pension
Competitive Leave Allowance


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