Information and Communications Officer Job In Bristol, Avon

Information and Communications Officer

  • £13.91 per hour
  • Posted: 07/01/2021
  • Bristol, Avon
  • Job Ref: 043311004
  • Temporary

Job Details

Our client in North Bristol are recruiting for an Information and Communications Officer to join them on a temporary basis until 31st March 2021. Offering £13.91 per hour.

Purpose of the job
The overall purpose of the job is to create a more resilient woodland resource by enabling the forestry sector to protect, improve and expand England's woodland resource by:

  • Providing efficient and proactive operational Information and Communications support within Forest Services
  • Working closely with colleagues across Forest Services to support the production of high quality internal guidance and communications, and with the Defra Communications team to help deliver key external messages
  • Managing internal communications channels to ensure information is available to the right people at the right time
  • Developing new ways of communicating and delivering our messages both internally and externally, whilst maintaining consistency in the guidance that we produce.

Key Work Areas
  • Produce regular internal communications
  • Support the delivery of operational projects across the business as directed by Information and Communications Manager. Example projects may be, the implementation of a new online felling licence application system, establishment of Forest Services learning and development provision or the launch of new grant initiatives
  • Coordinate website and intranet updates for Forest Services pages, ensuring that content is accurate, up to date and compliant with FC brand manual and document styles
  • Support the wider change team in the transfer to GOV.UK and the development of the new intranet through content review and migration
  • Lead review of Action Notes to ensure the information is current, converted to code or archived as necessary
  • Support event planning for APF, to include logistics and coordination
  • Support records management project in understanding what information FS holds and how that information is used
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues across Forest Services, Forestry Commission and other Defra group bodies to assist in the delivery of operational elements of communications campaigns

Desired Experience

  • Experience of working in a similar role with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of the communications landscape, and the role of digital communication in internal engagement.
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record of delivering against competing priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to influence others and lead by example.

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