City of London, London
up to £31,000 per annum
Job description
Communications Officer

CIPFA is looking for a politically savvy communications professional to join its busy communications team.

The communications officer plays an important role in helping promote CIPFA’s voice to key stakeholders, supporting a programme of planned media and public affairs activity.

As CIPFA’s communications officer, you will be responsible for communicating CIPFA’s position on everything from council tax and NHS funding to climate change and anti-corruption.

Communications Officer Responsibilities:

• Developing and implementing press and public affairs strategies to promote CIPFA’s voice and thought leadership.
• Drafting press releases, reactive statements and long-form articles.
• Creating and monitoring digital content for CIPFA’s social media channels.
• Contributing to the production of CIPFA’s podcast (securing and conducting interviews, editing audio segments, etc).
• Responding to media inquiries and identifying opportunities for comment.
• Supporting senior CIPFA staff and council members by preparing briefing material and speeches.

Communications Officer Requirements:

The ideal candidate will likely have some press office or public affairs experience either in-house or through an agency.

We’re looking for excellent writing skills, confidence when working with deadlines and most importantly someone who is a team player. Knowledge of and interest in public policy and public services would be a distinct advantage, as would a willingness to get to grips with some of the complexities of public finance and translate them into impactful messages.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop their career as a communications professional in a public sector or professional services-oriented environment.

About CIPFA:

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is a UK-based international accountancy membership and standard-setting body. We are the only such body globally dedicated to public financial management.

CIPFA believes that improving public services is the key to changing lives for the better and that good public financial management is central to achieving this ambition.

Location: CIPFA is a forward-looking organisation and has developed a modern and progressive approach to flexible working. The location for the role will be dual location at both home and our London office.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, 36 per week (normally between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm)

Salary: up to £31,000 per annum

Benefits: 25 days annual leave, up to 10% employer's pension contribution, death in service life cover, season ticket loans, Employee Assistance Helpline, exclusive employee discount and rewards at many major brands including health & well-being, retail, restaurants and mobile technology providers.

Closing date for applications: 26th July, 2021

You may have experience of the following: Communications Officer, Press Officer, Internal Communications, CRM, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Communications Executive, Communications Assistant, etc.

Ref: 100 978
Posted on: 14 July 2021
Closed date: 27 July 2021
Job ref: 100978
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing