Communications Officer

  • Location: London ( Flexible Working)
  • Salary: £30,892
  • Ref: MM-2301-8814
  • 2023-01-13T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

An exciting and proactive communications officer position with an independent political organisation

Are you interested in bringing your communication and media skills to an organisation that plays a vital role in the democratic process? 

The successful candidate

We are looking for a proactive and engaged public relations and communications professional to help raise our profile and deliver a high-quality press office service for the Electoral Commission.

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, on your own initiative, as well as part of a collaborative and dynamic team. You will have media and communications experience and be looking for the next step in your career. Ideally you will already have experience of preparing media handling plans, drafting press releases, media briefings and comment pieces to a high standard, implementing proactive and creative PR strategies, and media evaluation.

The role

As a member of our press team, you will work closely with our media relations manager, the wider external communications team and Commission colleagues to prepare press releases on our regulatory, policy and voter information work. You will be responsible for responding to national and local media enquiries, building effective working relationships with a range of external stakeholders, including senior national political journalists, and preparing Commission spokespeople for press meetings and interviews.

The Commission plays a vital role in maintaining the legitimacy of our democracy, working across the four nations of the UK. It works closely with parties and campaigners to create a strong culture of compliance and ensures the processes of registering voters, and casting votes, are carried out rigorously and transparently. You will join the team that is the voice of the Commission in the media.

Working at the Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependant on scheme rules). 

Please note that we use flexible job descriptions for roles in our external communications team, which work across both public affairs and press roles. You should refer to this job advert for details of the specific activities and responsibilities connected to this post.We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to Apply 

To apply for this position please submit a copy of your CV and Cover Letter via the “Apply for this position” button.

Please click here for the job description. For more information, please contact Malaika (Malaika@ellwoodatfield.com). This position closes on Monday 30th January 2023 at 5 pm.

 
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