Communications Officer

Location
Manchester Civil Justice Centre, M3 3FX

Salary
£22,124 – £26,374

Contract type
For exiting civil servants only. Secondment (for up to two years)

Job description
Key requirements of the role

• Plan, compile and issue stakeholder communications and evaluate their use and impact to inform the overall strategy for external communication
• Create content and collate information for HMI Probation’s internal staff bulletin and other internal communication channels. Evaluate their use and impact to inform the overall strategy for internal communication
• Take the lead in managing and monitoring the progress of HMI Probation publications, including inspection reports
• Manage and maintain the content of HMI Probation’s website according to accessibility requirements and house style
• Post social media content in accordance with HMI Probation’s policy
• Evaluate and report on communications to inform the overall strategy of the team, directorate and organisation.
• Using relevant templates, design documents ready for publication.
• Explore and make proposals on the use of new technology and software
• Work with stakeholders to ensure that requirements are understood and facilitate good working relationships, acting on feedback as appropriate
• Recognise and promote diversity issues in all aspects of work

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Corporate Communications Manager

Location: This position is based in 102 Petty France (MOJ) London, SW1H 9AJ, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, M3 3FX

Salary: £30,531 – £46,888

Contract type
For exiting civil servants only. Permanent

Job description

Key requirements of the role

lead on writing corporate communications such as Annual Report and website content
work closely with the Chief Inspector to draft speeches and personal statements
support the Head of Communications with media activity such as writing and distributing press releases, setting up press conferences and media interviews, and assisting with day-to-day enquiries
contribute to a planning grid with key events, speeches etc and horizon scan for emerging issues that could affect the Inspectorate’s work/reputation
work with/manage team members on specific communications projects to improve our corporate reputation. Examples could include developing new content for our website or improving the way we communicate with probation and youth offending services about our inspections
contribute to the team’s evaluation and continual learning
deputise for the Head of Communications, as required.

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