Staff Officer- South Belfast.

  • South Belfast
  • £17.09 per hour

Staff Officer- South Belfast

  • South Belfast
  • £17.09 per hour
  • Posted September 19, 2023
  • Staff Officer

Our client, A Large public sector organisation, based in South Belfast area is looking for a Staff Officer to join their team.

Duration: 3 Months

Rate of pay: £17.09 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Location: South Belfast

Hours: 37 Hours Per week ,0830-1700 Monday – Thursday 0830-1630 Friday

Main Duties Include: 

This role holder will support and deliver the business areas communications and public affairs work (including PR, Marketing, and advocacy) in order to effectively tell the compelling story of the power of sport to change lives to stakeholders in Government, the media, strategic partners, and the wider public. The role holder will implement a Communication, advocacy and PR strategy for Sport and sport in NI, engaging with key stakeholders to influence greater recognition of the value of sport.

Duties & Responsibilities: 


 Deliver business areas communications function, building a strong and innovative Communications hub with key competencies in PR, advocacy, marketing, digital and social media skills.
 Deliver business areas overall communications plan, recognising the diverse range of stakeholders and formulating communications with regard to the target audience.

 Deliver business areas strategic stakeholder plan, ensuring it remains proactive, innovative and responsive to the sector and all stakeholders.

 Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with the media, managing communication and messaging effectively and ensuring the business areas views are heard and understood.
 Maintain strong working relationships with PR officers of sports organisations, to ensure that Sport NI and the National Lottery are represented effectively within their activity.
 Deliver business areas day to day social media strategy development and delivery, pursuing new opportunities to create engaging and innovative content and using this to engage with key influencers to raise the profile and awareness.
 Plan and deliver effective and proactive targeted news stories and features across print and social media/digital/web and other direct communications outlets, including newsletters.
 Work in partnership with the Sports Directorate teams to promote their work and programmes to the public, and other stakeholders demonstrating the Power of Sport.
 Work closely with the Policy & Insights Team in implementing a public affairs strategy which maximises wider opportunities to communicate policy positions and to influence change to
enhance sports practice, policy and strategy.
 Plan and deliver from concept to completion, a broad array of digital and print promotional and communication materials for business ensuring that all materials present a clear, unified, and positive image for the organisation and brand.
 Formulate and deliver a range of communication messages aligned to the corporate plan for the Chair, CEO and Executive Team for public addresses and key high level meetings.

Corporate Management
 To assist in the effective management of resources, ensuring work completed aligns to Business and Corporate Plan objectives and is of a high quality, delivered on time and within budget.
 Manage individual and team performance, and to ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures. This includes effective monitoring, reporting and evaluation of all projects and programmes for which the post holder has a responsibility.
 To carry out any other duties that, from time to time, may reasonably be undertaken in the pursuit of the post’s overall objectives, undertaking duties of the post with regard to the business’s Values.

Essential Criteria

 A relevant degree or equivalent 3rd level qualification (eg. PR, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or other related discipline)
 A minimum of one year’s full time (or equivalent part time) experience working within a press office, PR agency, editorial team or similar communications environment involving media
relations activity.
 Two years’ full-time relevant experience (or part time equivalent) of working in a press office, PR agency, editorial team or similar communications environment involving media relations
 Demonstrable experience (or part time equivalent) in preparing a wide range of media and communication products targeted to diverse audiences, including managing multiple social media and digital platforms, including web content.
 Demonstrable experience of applying current communication practice and techniques, including positioning, timing and targeting of news stories to ensure quality generated coverage.
 Demonstrable experience of building strong networks with media outlets and people to influence positive news stories.
 Demonstrable experience of forging and maintaining strong partnerships and working relationships with organisations to gain tangible support for organisational goals.
 Exceptional communication and influencing skills, with a proven ability to convert complicated concepts to effective messages

**Please note that successful applicants will be required to complete an AccessNI check**

To apply please send your CV via the link or email aidan.drain@therecruitmentco.uk

This opportunity is no longer accepting applications.