Communications Manager - Wildlife Project


£25,463 - £27,585 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A3941118

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 26th November 2018  

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated communications and PR expert for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project. You will be responsible for maintaining and delivering the project communications plan, and leading on all media and communications-related activities including, but not limited to, the project website, press releases, blogs, newsletters, articles, leaflets, posters, videos, social media etc. 

Orkney Native Wildlife Project - Communications Manager

Ref: A3941118
Location: Orkney
Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time 
Contract: 5 years

You must be a confident and creative communicator (spoken and written), able to formulate clear and concise stories for a range of audiences and using a variety of channels. You must have experience in dealing with the media ideally both at a national and local level along with the skills to be a spokesperson for the project if required. You must have demonstrable experience of dealing with potentially controversial issues and reputational risk including producing reactive statements and FAQs, as well as inspiring confidence in colleagues in your leadership in this area. You will ideally have experience of working with partners and stakeholders to deliver co-ordinated and consistent messaging.  

This role will also manage and oversee the team delivering all people engagement aspects of the project -the ONWP Community Engagement, Monitoring and Education Officers - and have overall responsibility for delivery of their work areas which is designed to gain and maintain high levels of community support and participation in the delivery of the project. You will have the confidence and ability to inspire trust and support for the project and an ability to win over hearts and minds. You will have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way. 

Closing date: 26 November 2018
Interview date: 17 December 2018


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the "More information about this vacancy" button to be directed to our website to download the Role Profile and Application Details.

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile (available on our website) tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A3941118 on your application. 

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